Caritas Manila, the social service of the Archdiocese of Manila continues to extend support and assistance to those who have been part of the scholarship program particularly the graduates of the Youth Servant Leadership Program (YSLEP) who were affected by the scourge of the pandemic.
According to Ray Angelo Reyes, Program Officer of Caritas Manila Scholars Association (CAMASA), Caritas Manila is coordinating with private companies to allow YSLEP graduates to find employment during these trying times.
“Marami po ang nawalan ng trabaho kaya ang CAMASA nakipag ugnayan sa iba’t-ibang kumpanya” Reyes told Radio Veritas.
Reyes also admitted that most of their YSLEP scholars really struggled to survive the blow of the coronavirus pandemic.
“Actually talagang madami din naapektuhan na mga CAMASA members natin nitong pandemic, may ilan din na pumanaw dahil dito then yun ‘balik handog’ ng mga Scholars natin marami sa kanila ang hindi muna nakapagbigay,” Reyes said.
Previously, Caritas Manila encourages YSLEP graduates to also share what they have when they land on job and earn a living and support the present scholars of Caritas Manila.
The scholars of the social service arm of the Archdiocese are known to come from the so-called ultra-poor families or those whose parents earn less than 10,000 pesos per month.
Currently, Caritas Manila is assisting 4,639 college students in Metro Manila as well as in remote and poor provinces while there are more than 10 thousand graduates who are already a member of its alumni association. (Jheng Prado/RCAM-AOC)