Pioneer batch of GBP scholars graduate from Cebu Technological University

GBP Pioneer scholars
(From left) James Edoloverio, Kaye Nicole Bacalso, and Kent John Caburnay have been GBP’s scholars since Grade One.

The pioneer batch of Global Business Power Corporation (GBP) college scholars have graduated from Cebu Technological University.

GBP, the leading power producer in the Philippines outside of Luzon island, announced the good news about its three scholars who graduated amid the challenging educational environment posed by the coronavirus pandemic.

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The three GBP scholars – Kaye Nicole Bacalso, Kent John Caburnay, and James Edoloverio – graduated with Bachelor of Science degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the Cebu Technological University.

“We have seen them grow and have seen their hard work from elementary school students to college undergrads,” said GBP President Jaime T. Azurin. “Now they are ready to be productive members of society and be able to support their respective families.”

The GBP scholarship program selects deserving students from indigent families from GBP’s adopted communities near their plant sites in Cebu, Iloilo, Aklan, and Mindoro.

There are 805 scholars under the GBP Scholarship program, as of 2020, with 239 from Cebu, 334 from Iloilo, 172 from Aklan, and 60 from Mindoro. Of this number, 305 are in elementary, 389 in high school, and 12 in college, including the three recent graduates.

Aside from school fees, GBP supports the education of these students by providing school supplies and uniforms to its elementary scholars and money allowance to high school and college scholars.

On top of their school activities, GBP conducts regular values formation programs, leadership workshops, and pep talks for the scholars.

Partner-teachers are provided with regular seminars with a wide range of subjects – from gender and development, mental health, individualized learning, and learning difficulties – to enable them to learn new approaches and techniques in effectively managing classes.

“The graduation of Kaye, Kent, and James shows that we are on the right track. We will continue to support and improve on the program as we pursue our vision of enlightening lives and empowering progress,” shared Azurin.

Job skills scholarships from TESDA are being offered to workers choosing to stay in provinces amid the pandemic.

The DOST Scholarship program announced nearly 10,000 senior high students qualified to be science ambassadors.

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