The Kabankalan Diocese created the Paglaum Para Sa Pigado Stewardship Program, which is a holistic education program for the less privileged, but deserving youth, the opportunity to achieve their full potential through college scholarships. The Paglaum Para Sa Pigado Program of the Diocese of Kabankalan envisions to form young Christian Stewards through holistic education and to provide scholarship grants to poor young people. The program translates as hope for the poor.
In keeping with the spirit of the Year of the Poor and its commitment to making a Church of the Poor, the Diocese of Kabankalan, led by Bishop Patricio A. Buzon has come out with the Paglaum Para Sa Pigado Stewardship Program, a holistic education program for underprivileged, but deserving youth of the episcopal see.
Through its program, the Kabankalan diocese strives to give young people the opportunity to imbibe the Spirituality of Stewardship of knowing, loving, and serving God to create a culture of sharing among community stakeholders and to grant college scholarships to poor but deserving beneficiaries.
While 85% of the people of the Kabankalan diocese is Catholic, it laments that at least 80 percent of whom consider themselves poor. The diocese explains that the Paglaum para sa Pigado Stewardship Program makes it possible for the youth of Kabankalan to achieve their full potential, for their families, as well as to be a testament to what the Church refers to as preferential option for the poor.
Most young people do not get past secondary level, with only one of five siblings able to acquire a high school diploma, and the very few who do graduate high school rarely progress to college. The trend nationwide shows that out of every 100 Filipino school children enrolled each year, only 66 will complete elementary education, 42 will finish high school, but only 14 will earn a college degree.
The Paglaum Para Sa Pigado roughly translates to hope for the poor. It simply means giving hope for the poor through holistic development program focused on formation and academic assistance.
Further reading, http://paglaumparasapigado.blogspot.com/
Submit your application to
Diocese of Kabankalan, Chancery
St. Francis Cathedral Compound
Kabankalan City, Negros Occidental 6111, Philippines