Mercedes Zobel and the late Tom Layng graciously supplied funding for the foundation to continue to manage two different scholarship programs. A total of 200 scholars are enrolled in both scholarship awards for the school year 2022-2023. The scholarship covers tuition, books, uniforms, school materials and projects, transportation, board, and housing.

 

Distribution of School Supplies

In order for children to have a better learning experience, they must be well equipped. Being prepared keeps youngsters motivated and enthusiastic. Having everything a pupil needs at school prepares them and offers them a sense of security that they would not have otherwise. A single set of school supplies might open the door to a bright and lucrative future. It is critical that future leaders are prepared in classrooms today.

EZF distributed school supplies packages to 124 MZ Educational Assistance Program scholars and 76 Tom Layng Educational Assistance Program scholars enrolled in Elementary, Secondary, Senior High School and College levels in August 2022, prior to the start of face-to-face classes. This program received a total of 288,000 php in funding.

 

Provision of School Uniforms

School uniforms require all pupils to wear the same clothes, which helps to level the playing field. This eliminates any preconceived notions about how to dress, increasing group cohesion and commonality. As a result, uniforms provide a strong sense of equality. This implies that all children are the same and originate from the same place, regardless of gender or financial background.

Before the commencement of the face to face classes this SY 2022-2013, the foundation provided school uniform sets to its scholars, and a total of 159 sets of uniforms and 112 pairs of shoes, totaling a budget allocation of 378,000, were used. A total of 145 000 PHP in monetary support of 2500 PHP each college student was also given out to 58 students.  

 

Payment of Tuition, Miscellaneous fees and Books

This effort attempts to assist struggling parents in dealing with one of the costliest obligations they confront each school year. EZF believes that poverty affects education, and that education’s greatest impact on poverty is that it can help to eradicate it. In addition to other services, 58 college scholars got a monthly allowance of 4,600 PHP to cover their expenses for food, transportation, board, and housing. With an allocation of 700,000 PHP to 58 MZ and TL College scholars, ongoing tuition fee payments to various institutions are also being carried out.

Recognition of Scholars

Scholars who achieved well in school last SY 2021-2022 were also given recognition and monetary incentives last August 19, 2022 amounting to 1000 php up to 1500 php depending on their overall grade average. 57 MZ scholars and 58 TL scholars each had an average grade of 90 or above, and 116,000 PHP in total was awarded in appreciation. Scholars are more driven to achieve well in school as a result of these incentives.