MP COPS assists students facing financial challenges
As part of the best practice known as the Education Enhancement Program, police officers of Mountain Province Provincial Mobile Force Company (PMFC) visited their scholars to check their welfare and to hand out financial assistance for this month.
Education Enhancement Program or EEP is an initiative of Mountain Province PMFC that aims to provide educational assistance to the selected high school students who are facing financial challenges.
The program also aims to put children in school and to prevent them from being recruited by the Communist Terrorist Group.
The scholars are selected upon recommendation of the barangay officials where they are residing and faculty members where they are currently enrolled.
Meanwhile, the fund being used is from the voluntary contribution of the police officers and sometimes with the support of various community stakeholders.
Aside from the monthly financial assistance, selected scholars may also receive school supplies like notebooks, pencils, ball pens, and intermediate pads depending on the available funds.
For this academic year, there is a total of nine beneficiaries from the towns of Bauko, Tadian, Sagada, Besao, and Bontoc.
The program is now in its 8th year and has helped 23 students since it started in 2014. (PROCOR-PIO)