Lamitan sponsors 400 scholars PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 22 October 2015 13:27

By Allen  Abastillas

 

Lamitan City Mayor Rose U. Furigay disclosed that under her leadership, the city has sponsored 400 scholars studying in Lamitan City and Zamboanga City.

Furigay said the city’s scholarship program is open to  all young bright deserving students who are determined to finish their education.

Furigay added that she has a technical course scholarship  program for out of school youth and females who want to  study short courses. The out of school youth program is implemented in coordination with the Technical Education Skills and Development Authority (TESDA ).

Technical courses include food processing, horticulture, bread making, dress making, yakan cloth weaving, coconut pastry, noodles making and bottled sardines making.

According to Furigay,  aside from its top products  rubber extract and coconuts, she is also conducting a study on how to make  “One Top Product (OTOP) of the city for human consumption and for food souvenirs promotion. — Allen Abastillas