University of St. La Salle

Nine USLS SEED scholars join agri program in Bulacan

The University of St. La Salle sent off nine sponsored SEED scholars on January 25 to undergo a three-month agricultural training in Angat Bulacan through a collaborative initiative with the School for Experiential and Entrepreneurial Development (SEED) Philippines.

University President Br. Joaquin Severino Martinez FSC together with Chancellor Minnie Chua, and Agribusiness Farm Supervisor Rodel Clavite offered encouraging words to the scholars before their departure.

The scholars are Dan Vincent Agudon, Hazel Anne Dulaca, Adrian Mahinay, Rannel Momandre, April Jean Muyco, Rogen Lobero Pastrana, Johnuel Lobero Pastrana, Roselyn Rebosana, and Jonalyn Refuela.

The event marked a significant milestone in USLS's collaboration with SEED Philippines, aiming to sponsor scholars from Negros Province and Bacolod City.

Under this program, the scholars will undergo a rigorous three-month curriculum. The first month will be dedicated to studying organic agriculture production at the SEED campus in Bulacan, culminating in a TESDA-issued National Certificate II in organic agriculture.

After completing their training, the scholars will return to their respective communities armed with newfound knowledge and skills.

Over the following two months, they will receive initial capital support to kickstart their agricultural enterprises. During this crucial phase, they will be closely supervised by designated mentors to ensure their success.

The journey began in December 2023 with the first recruitment session held at the President's Office Boardroom, where five scholars were selected and fully sponsored by USLS.

Another recruitment session followed on January 17, 2024, at Sanctuario La Salle, resulting in the sponsorship of an additional four scholars.


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