CBCP – ECCCE urges support for Caritas Manila’s YSLEP programs

The Episcopal Commission on Catechesis and Catholic Education of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP-ECCCE) has intensified its appeal for Filipinos to support Caritas Manila’s Youth Servant Leadership and Education Program (YSLEP).

According to La Union Bishop Daniel Presto, vice-chairman of the commission, this initiative seeks to provide educational opportunities to more than 5,000 young people enrolled in the program. Bishop Presto emphasized that Caritas Manila’s YSLEP is an effective means for youth to escape the cycle of poverty through education.

“Atin po sanang suportahan ang donation drive ng Radio Veritas at Caritas Manila sa kanilang Youth Servant Leadership and Education Program o YSLEP upang masuportahan ang pag aaral ng mga YSLEP scholars sa buong bansa na kumukuha/kukuha ng ibat-ibang college courses at technical-vocational courses para sa School Year 2023-2024. Ang kahit kaunting maitutulong natin ay para sa ikakaganda ng kinabukasan ng mga kapatid nating financially-challenged,” Bishop Presto told Radio Veritas.

Recently, Caritas Manila in coordination with Radio Veritas conducted the 2023 YSLEP telethon that raised 4.5 million pesos. These funds will be allocated to assist YSLEP scholars with their education.

With the assistance of YSLEP, there were approximately 1,600 college and technical-vocational students who graduated last year. This program has been instrumental in fostering hope and generating opportunities for a brighter future by opening doors to education for the less privileged youth across the nation.

To extend help and assistance, you may get in touch with Caritas Manila through this number – 0917-595-5083. (Luis Angelo Sta. Maria/Volunteer Writer-San Felipe Neri Parish)


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