SMI distributes scholarship allowance to college students from Brgy. Tablu, Tampakan
Tampakan, South Cotabato - Sagittarius Mines, Inc. (SMI) distributed scholarship allowance to 46 college students from Barangay Tablu, in Tampakan, South Cotabato.
Tablu is one of 10 host barangay LGUs in the provinces of South Cotabato, Sarangani, Sultan Kudarat, and Davao del Sur that are within the Tampakan Copper-Gold Project area.
The mining firm said that each of the Barangay Tablu scholars received on January 18, about PhP 5,500 financial assistance for the 1st semester of the current school year.
For School Year 2023-2024, a total of 1,354 underprivileged but deserving students have received scholarship grants from SMI.
It had allocated a total of PhP10.2 Million as an educational support fund under its corporate social responsibility and its Social Development and Management Program (SDMP) to help boost the educational opportunities, especially for the different indigenous cultural communities of its host and neighboring communities.
SMI is relentless in providing financial aid to talented and deserving students to give them access to educational opportunities that are not normally available to them and had already invested more than PhP1.2 Billion in financing various projects and activities that are aimed at improving the socio–economic, health and educational conditions of the communities where the Tampakan Project is located. (30)