YesPinoy Foundation searching for scholars

18 Aug 2015
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ALABEL, Sarangani (August 18, 2015) – Actor Dingdong Dantes has launched Project 888 in Sarangani as part of the search for eight deserving young people within eight months in eight provinces.

Sarangani was the second province visited since July by Dantes, founding chairman of YesPinoy Foundation (YPF) and a commissioner of the National Youth Commission.

Dantes visited Sarangani on August 8 with Project 888, a project of YPF that aims to fully fund the education of eight deserving youth scholars.

YPF is hoping that through the success of Project 888, it would be able to invite more partners for the coming years.

Aiming to inspire the young to strive and work for a better Philippines, speakers Homer Nievera, Michael Fua, Joyce Pring and Mark Lozano rendered their lectures which stirred attention from the students.

Governor Steve Chiongbian Solon, in his speech, emphasized that each Sarangan youth should be able to finish college.

“Our partnership with YesPinoy Foundation paves way to opportunities in the form of scholarships and volunteer trainings,” Solon said.

Another program of YPF is the Volunteer Program in which volunteers are tapped for climate action and disaster risk reduction management.

Meanwhile, everyone in the Capitol gymnasium danced and sang as the provincial government launched its official Sulong Sarangani theme song. The two-minute and 16 second song was composed and arranged by local artist-composer Densho “Champ” Biala.

More than 2,000 Sarangan high school students joined the Project 888 launching. YesPinoy is an advocacy championed by Dantes, with the support of his industry associates, friends in government and people exposed in social movements.

“We have to give the service back to our community, families and schools. Iyan ang challenge ko sa lahat ng mga kabataan. Gamitin natin ang lahat ng ating natutunan sa pamayanan,” Dantes told the students.

Project 888 is the current project of YPF to develop the next generation of leaders in the Philippines. YPF will go the distance in providing better access to education in eight areas within eight months to find eight truly deserving children whose education would be fully funded by the foundation. (Cherry Marie Irish Cruz / SARANGANI INFORMATION OFFICE)

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