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Island-wide education support

Scholarships

With the aim to help produce responsible and competent leaders for the community, SMPC extends support to aspiring students of their host communities through financial assistance for higher education. 


Masters Education for Teachers

We aim to raise the overall standard of education in our host communities, and it starts with empowering the educators. In partnership with the Department of Education (DepEd) Division of Caluya and Commission on Higher Education (CHEd), free Masters program (Master of Arts in Education) is offered to interested private and public school teachers in Semirara island, including those from Sibay and Caluya islands.

 

Divine Word School of Semirara Island, Inc (DWSSII) managed the program in cooperation with Divine Word of College of Calapan (DWCC), who provided professors that come to the island at least once a month and conducted other activities online. To aid their research, SMPC allowed the use of the public Library Hub which features academic books and computers with internet connections. Classes are conducted in DWSSII school facilities and also at the Library Hub.

 

Balik-Eskwela Program

Aimed at out-of-school-youths (OSY) and SMPC workers, the Balik-Eskwela program gives opportunities for them to earn a High School diploma.

 

Classes were conducted every Saturday. Superiors of workers who participated in the program were requested to allow their staff to take Saturday as their rest day, to allow them to attend the classes.

 

Students were taught basic subjects such as Math, Science, English, and Computer. A certain number of hours is required before being awarded with a High School diploma. Classes were conducted at the classrooms, computer room, and laboratories of DWSSII.