The birth of the SSAP Justice, Peace, and Integrity of Creation (JPIC)- Scholarship Program Committee was inspired by the FrancisFest ’96 Committee with the support of Fr. Romy Abesamis, OFM, then Santuario de San Antonio Parish Priest. It was their desire to do something for the youth coming from marginalized families. It started with 12 male scholars for the school year 1997 – 98, and now 16 years later, there are 78 young men and ladies in the program. With God’s grace, the program has thrived healthily growing from year to year through the generosity of our parishioners and the continued efforts of the parish and the Scholarship Committee.
Beneficiaries are high school graduates, out of school youth of indigent families who are highly motivated to succeed and to help themselves and their families. Applicants referred by Franciscan sister parishes and NGOs, are carefully screened.
Our thrust is to provide academic and technical knowledge and skills in partnership with our partner schools. Vocational courses are encouraged so that jobs are acquired after fifteen or twenty four months allowing them to help their families after completion of their course and On-the-Job Training (OJT).
A significant part of the program is to provide values formation with the purpose of developing our scholars as Kristiyanong Mamamayan able to conduct themselves as inspired citizens at home, in school, in their communities and workplace. An Orientation starts with a big kick off activity with scholars, parents and representatives from our partner schools capped with the Commitment candle lighting ceremony and signing of contract which pledges responsibility, hard work and perseverance.
The Committee members meet with the scholars each month for updates. Workshops for time and money management, and good conduct are held as well as bi monthly English tutorials to boost their English proficiency. To deepen their spiritual life, Fr. Joel celebrates an Interactive Mass with them and gives his Modules on the Ten Commandments. Our JPIC Socio-Pastoral worker is our liaison officer, making house visitations, distributing weekly allowances and monitors their progress.
Scholarship performs and presents MiniStreams on Youtube
A NATURE – FIELD DAY
by JPIC Scholarship Committee/Marietta Cuyegkeng/MVR
Recently our JPIC scholars and JPIC Scholarship Committee members trooped to the Mini-Forest Park, Miriam College for the annual JPIC Scholars’ Graduation Picnic.
Conceptualized by Sr. Marisa Lichauco along with the JPIC Scholarship Committee, the moving force behind this green oasis, the much anticipated event is a JPIC scholars’ culminating activity that seeks to enhance everyone’s appreciation of nature and its beauty – the Integrity of Creation. Read the full story….
Our SSAP JPIC SCHOlars in our Partner Schools
We thank the Santuario de San Antonio Parish, through its SSAP Foundation Inc., for generously allocating a budget of Php1.3 Million for the JPIC Outreach Ministry’s SCHOlarship Program.
EDUCATION, coupled with faith in God, determination and hard work, is one of the most effective tools that offer equal opportunity for all.
However — the high cost of education and cost of living — limits the number of deserving students from marginalized families who could benefit from this worthwhile program. Read the full story…
“Service is Prayer,” “Making Time” and the “Virtue of Asceticism”
The Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation Ministry – JPIC Scholarship Program of Santuario de San Antonio Parish Foundation, Inc. recently held its one-day Recollection at the week-end house of member Bambina Buenaventura. In attendance were Menchu Bautista, Dely Fernandez, Doris See, Mert Loinaz, Millette Ocampo, Girl Velasquez, Sister Marisa Lichuaco, Jean Chavez, Bambina’s sister Angela Quila, Mariza V. del Rosario and Jackie Macasias, JPIC Socio- Pastoral Worker. Read the full story…
SCHOLARSHIP (headed by Menchu Bautista & Mariza del Rosario)
The Scholarship Ministry assists young men and women with the educational opportunity and assistance to enroll in and finish their courses which will enable them to work with dignity and improve their families’ lives. This is strengthened by a Formation program managed by the Committee in the parish… (Continue reading the July 10 article on JPIC Scholarship here.)