Maryknoll College Class of 1974 presents a check worth P300,000 to the Miriam Adult Education unit for scholarships and equipment as they celebrate their class’ Sapphire Jubilee.
The gift of College Class 74 to support the Miriam Adult Education highlighted the important role of MAE in expanding education and work opportunities for underserved communities.
Class representative Menchu Genato-Henson and her classmates eagerly listened as several scholars from MAE’s tech-voc program explained how challenging it is for them to study and work at the same time. When they are not in school, they are working in fast food chains or restaurants. The scholars expressed how grateful they are to alumni donors like College 1974 for helping them make ends meet, especially since most of them are breadwinners of their family. “Hindi lang po kami ang natutulungan ninyo, pero pati na rin po ang pamilya namin,” says one of the scholars.
Half of the amount given by the Class will be allocated for scholars’ tuition and auxiliary costs, while the remainder will be spent on classroom equipment such as high speed sewing machines and LCD projectors. These gifts will truly go a long way in improving the lives of our MAE students and making their learning experience all the more meaningful.
Miriam College sincerely thanks the generous hearts of College Class 1974 for your gift that keeps on giving!