This April, one of the scholars of MicroEnsure Philippines employees, Roffagen Avance finally finished her college education with a degree in Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education, Major in English.
In a letter she wrote for the team, Roffagen expressed how blessed and thankful she was for the financial assistance the team has provided her. “My big thank you and my deepest respect to all of you the MicroEnsure Philippines family! I’m very grateful and blessed to be chosen as the beneficiary of your scholarship program”. The financial support the team has provided helped her not only in her studies but also for her other expenses and even shared some to her younger siblings. “It was really a big help for me to pay my boarding house, to use the money for my projects/photocopies/thesis, to my daily expenses and also shared small amounts to my younger siblings as their allowance for the week”. She is also thankful not only for the financial support but also for the moral support and advice the team has shared to her every time she visits the office. ”Thank you so much for the advice/tips that each one of you shared to me every time I visited your office”. The team started funding her studies since 2017. Each employee contributes Php 100 monthly from their own pocket for their outreach fund.
With support from the team and from her family, Roffagen is more inspired and motivated to attain her ultimate goal, becoming a teacher. She is currently taking up review classes in preparation for her board exam in October.
The team felt happy seeing the fruit of their advocacy. They are currently looking for another deserving student to support.