We would like to thank everyone who participated and contributed one way or another to our 2019 fundraising campaigns. We sold delicious gingerbread Christmas tree cookies by Bespoke Biscuits Co., did our second year of Calendar for a Cause, and organized for the first time an evening of Filipino and Mexican dinner / concert in Basel. PeSSA raised CHF 2676 from all these efforts, in addition to having a new sponsor, who committed to giving monthly donations to support a student. Our hearts are once again filled with gratitude as we welcome the New Year with hopes of helping to educate more Filipinos.
Meet Kayla Solis and Ricci Mae Margallo – the first students selected to receive scholarship grants from PeSSA. Kayla and Ricci Mae are freshman BS Mathematics students at the University of the Philippines Diliman (AY 2019-2020). They each will receive PhP 35000 per semester to spend on food, accommodation, transportation, and other university needs until their bachelor’s degree graduation in 2023.
Without our help, Kayla and Ricci Mae had to work as tutors several times a week in order to support their education, in spite of which they managed to receive very good grades during their first semester at the university.
Kayla and Ricci Mae applied for the scholarships through the UP Office of Scholarships and Grants. Let’s wish these two young female Mathematicians the best for their studies.
With the help of 35 donors, we are proud to have raised CHF 7950 (PhP 420 000) during our first fundraising activity. That’s enough to support 6 years of university education in the Philippines.
We are currently working with UP Diliman OSSS to legalize our donation and choose the two deserving students who will be PeSSA’s first scholars.
Our journey from establishing our association to this point has been nothing short of exciting. We will not get tired of saying thank you to all who has been part of this initiative.
Four weeks after launching our first fundraising activity, we have raised CHF 1861 out of our target CHF 2650. We have received and delivered 35 calendars and 6 posters. Out of the amount we raised, CHF 754 are from donations from friends and colleagues.
We would like to thank everyone who has helped and supported us the past few weeks. Thank you very much for your patience as we try to finalize our website and bank account while the fundraising is going on.
We are really grateful for every support we get.