Over 1M Pantawid Pamilya kids to graduate from elem, high school

A total of 863,046 elementary students and 333,673 high school students who are beneficiaries of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program nationwide will graduate this March.

Of this number, there are 353,621 elementary graduates in Luzon; 175,005 in the Visayas; and 334,420 in Mindanao.

On the other hand, there are 153,470 high school graduates in Luzon; 74,182 in the Visayas; and 106,021 in Mindanao.

To celebrate this milestone, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) will gather the high school graduates from the National Capital Region (NCR) in an event where they will be given access to possible sources of vocational and college scholarships so that they can continue their studies. For the event, DSWD will partner with institutions such as the Technical Education Skills Development Authority (TESDA) and Commission on Higher Education (CHED).

This will be held at the Ynares Gymnasium, Antipolo, Rizal on April 10.

It will be a festive event where selected graduates will share their experiences of being beneficiaries of the program.

In 2013, the DSWD expanded the coverage of Pantawid Pamilya to include the 15-18 age bracket in view of the K-12 curriculum implemented by the Department of Education. Under this expanded coverage, high school students receive P500 monthly educational allowance.

DSWD continues to help and encourage children to keep on studying so they may have better opportunities for employment.

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