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Jasmin Mari Sembrano

Tourism Graduate

Domestic Cabin Crew, Philippine Airlines

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Southville International School and Colleges is an educational institution that has always manifested its advocacy on enticing all students to acquire formal education. If there is an educator who can be called the champion of the other meaning of “No Child Left Behind” for believing that the place for the children is the school—not the streets, it is DR. GENEVIEVE LEDESMA-TAN.

In 1990 the same year when SISC was granted Permit to operate a School for the Gifted, Dr. Genevieve Ledesma-Tan immediately launched the Save A PoUCh Program. She first scouted gifted students for a scholarship in SISC. Later, she found out it is sometimes traumatizing for financially-challenged students to be together with the general clientele of SISC who belong to the AB financial strata. So, she coordinated with school heads of public elementary schools and selected the poorest among them to become beneficiaries of the PoUCh. The first school that was benefited is Masville School. Until now, SISC selects beneficiaries from the school.

The benefits of Masville has actually been extended since there are now graduates of Masville who are sponsored by SISC in  the SEED Academy Night School which is supervised by SISC. 

Among  the benefits that the beneficiaries get from SISC are: daily meal for the Feeding Program, school supplies, medical-dental and most of all, the payment of their school fees for the whole academic year.

At present, the adopted schools of SISC have increased to five the latest addition of which is the Barangay Day Care Center of CAA Phase IV. This is not to mention the Grade School of the Barangay.