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Caritas Manila sets Sept. 13 digital telethon for poor students

Caritas Manila, the lead social service and development ministry of the Catholic Church, will have a digital telethon on Sept. 13, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. over Radyo Veritas 846 AM radio station with a livestream on veritas846.ph to raise money for its scholarship program.

The proceeds from the digital telethon will fund 5,000 scholarships under Caritas Manila’s Youth Servant Leadership and Education Program (YSLEP) for school year 2022. The scholarship is open to poor but deserving students nationwide. Priority is given to college students and those taking up vocational-technical courses from the country’s poorest provinces and from among the urban poor in Metro Manila.

Over 20,000 students have benefitted from YSLEP since 2017.

A unique value-added feature of YSLEP is Caritas Manila Scholars Association (Camasa), a community of Caritas Manila graduate scholars. All YSLEP graduates automatically become members of Camasa. Caritas Manila continues to monitor them after graduation to ensure that they are gainfully employed and transitioning out of poverty and that they remain active in Church and community services. Each graduate scholar is also encouraged to pay it forward by becoming YSLEP donors.

“Education is the best and most effective way to fight poverty,” said Caritas Manila executive director Fr. Anton CT Pascual. “We believe that the future servant leaders of the country will come from the poor.”

Over 20,000 students have benefited from Caritas Manila Youth Servant Leadership and Education Program since 2017.

Those who wish to donate to YSLEP can do so through the following channels: Banco de Oro Saving Account number 000-5600-45905 SWIFT CODE: BNORPHMM

Savings Account Name: Caritas Manila, Inc.; Bank of the Philippine Islands Peso Savings Account number 3063-5357-01 or Bank of the Philippine Islands Dollar Savings Account 3064-0033-55 SWIFT CODE: BOPIPHMM; Metrobank Savings Account number 175-3-17506954-3 SWIFT CODE: MBTCPHMM (debit or credit card) Debit or Credit Cardscaritasmanila.org.ph/caritasmanila/; Give2Asia bit.ly/Give2CaritasManila; Lazada lazada.com.ph/shop/caritas-manila; Paypal caritasmanila.org.ph/…/landing-original.html; GCash, GrabPay, ShopeePay or PayMaya—scan the QR code at caritasmanila.org.ph/donate.

The telethon has the following phone numbers: 85620025 to 25 locals 118, 135, 139, 138, 140 and 148. Other numbers include 85624269, 85646678, 8561050, 87426142, 82438221 and 85620410.

Tel. 8560020 to 25 locals 118 and 135, 0967-2764806, 0938-0594829; visit facebook.com/OfficialCaritasManila, instagram.com/officialcaritasmanila, twitter.com/CaritasManila, caritasmanila.org.ph.