ATI-CL lauds 12 YES Scholars

The Agricultural Training Institute – Central Luzon (ATI-CL) paid tribute to the 12 YES Scholars on July 10, 2019 through a recognition program at ATI-RTC III Training Hall, San Ramon, Dinalupihan, Bataan.

ATI-CL Center Director, Veronica Concepcion V. Esguerra, encouraged the graduates, who are beneficiaries of the Scholarship Program on Continuing Education for the Youth, to pursue their dreams.

“Those four years you have spent in your respective courses is not the end of your education. Wag kayong magsawa na magbasa, mag-aral at mag-attend ng mga trainings at seminars patungkol sa agrikultura. You are all welcome to attend ATI’s free trainings and seminars para mas madagdagan pa ang inyong kaaalaman and ma-match nyo kung ano yung mga nasa books, principles and actual practices sa farm,” she said.

The activity also gave an opportunity for the graduates to know and thank the people behind their success.

“Sana marami pa pong matulungan ang ATI na kabataan tulad ko na hirap sa buhay at maging instrumento pa po kayo para mas marami pang kabataan ang matuto ng agrikultura,” quipped Jhon Michael A. Espinosa from Aurora.

Another scholar, Jon Marc P. Dela Cruz, shared that, “Dahil po sa pagiging scholar ko at the same time as member po ng 4-H nagkaroon po ako ng maraming skills. Nabuild po yung kumpiyansa ko sa aking sarili. Yung attitude ko po towards other people nadevelop and mas naging maayos po yung communication skills ko.”

Eight students finished their studies as cum laude at Isabela State University, San Mateo, Isabela while 4 students of President Ramon Magsaysay State University were Agri-Mananaliksik awardees.

“Dati pinapangarap ko lang na makapagtapos ng pag-aaral pero ngayon sobrang saya ko dahil sa ATI yung pangarap ko na suntok sa buwan ay nakamit ko na. Lubos ang kagalakan na nararamdaman ko dahil nakapagtapos ako ng libre at bilang ganti sa ATI gagawin ko po ang lahat ng aking makakaya para makatulong sa ating mga magsasaka,” expressed Nicole V. Namol of Zambales.

The scholarship program on continuing education is a provision of education support to deserving youth who would like to pursue agriculture and fishery-related Baccalaureate Degree Programs particularly the children/smallholder farmers and fishers. (DMLapuz)