STUFAP orients incoming scholars
The Office of the Student Financial Assistance Program (STUFAP) held its annual orientation seminar for freshmen scholars on May 29 at the Waldo Perfecto Seminar Room.
STUFAP Director Severina Kikuchi and office secretary Pamela Enriquez addressed the 87 scholars present during the event. Among the things discussed were the scholarship terms and conditions as well as its renewal process.
Kikuchi explained that the activity was organized to welcome the first year students and at the same time, inform them of their duties and privileges as scholars. I would say that the general theme for every orientation is survival. It is to help the scholars find their way within the university system and processes, she said.
In related news, the number of grantees has increased this year. According to Kikuchi, there has been an increase of scholarships granted from previous years. More students have been granted partial scholarships.
With this development, plans of reviving the scholars society are being considered. This would be a good venue for all the scholars to interact with and look out for each other, Kikuchi stressed. Aimed at developing holistic individuals out of the Lasallian scholars,
a scholars organization, dubbed as DLSU-CARES, was formed in 1996. Unfortunately, the organization was dissolved the following year.
BAMCREF Manila holds silver anniversary
The Brother Andelino Manuel Castillo, FSC Religious Educational Foundation, Inc. (BAMCREF) will hold the National Lasallian Catechetical Convention on the occasion of the Golden Jubilee of DLSU-Catechetical Center, BAMCREF Manila on June 14-15 at the Waldo Perfecto Seminar Room.
The theme is centered on Teaching Minds, Touching Hearts, Transforming Lives and Living Christ Among the Pupils in Public Schools. This is in celebration of thanksgiving for 50 years of promoting the good news to public school children.
Almost 50,000 public school children received regular catechism instruction from the DLSU-Catechetical Center under BAMCREF. Established in 1952, BAMCREF has now 22 professional catechists who continue to reach out to public schools in the parishes of Paco, Malate, San Andres, Makati, Pasay, Pamplona-Las Piñas, and Almanza.