Q. If I sponsor a student at Southern Leyte State Univeristy, how many years does this last? How about
in the Manila area schools.
A. Most students plan to attend 4-years.
In Manila, some of our Gems high school grads would like to attend either a 4 year college or a two year trade school.
Q. $330 does not seem like very much for a full
year of college, why is this so?
A. SLSU is a public college with 75% of the
tuition sudsidized by the Philippine Gov't. The remaining 25% amounts to an average of $330.
A. What about tuition cost of $700 to $900 for a student going to a college or trade school in Manila.
Q. The cost is higher in the Metro Manila area schools.
Q. Besides my $330 tuition support, can I help my student or their family in other ways?
A. We insituted a 'Student Expense Fund' to help with their transportation, school modules
and lunch. The suggesed amount is $250 per year, or $1.20 per day of school. In Addition, at Christmas time, we ask for $40-45
from each sponsor. This is an optional program. With these funds, we provide a gift of a 110 lb. sack of rice and 2 kg of
pork meat. You can also elect to help your student with their food costs, which are $40 per month during their school year
or send a gift for their birthday.
Q. Can we write to our sponsored student/s?
A. Yes, as many times as you would like. Due to the cost of postage, the
students generally will drop their letters off at our office in Leyte and they will be fowarded to us here in the US for distribution
to the sponsor.
do I become a sponsor?
A. The school year begins in June, since the high school
summer is April and May. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know if you have a preference of sponsoring a male or female student. We have many
applicants available and if you prefer, you can choose.
Q. Can we visit the
school and our student?
A. Yes, and we can help to make your visit very easy.