The IMSP Adopt-a-Student Program is a platform for the Institute’s alumni to provide assistance to underprivileged students of IMSP as they shift to remote learning. How does the program work? An alumnus or alumna can pledge to donate cash (any amount) or devices such as laptops, tablets or smartphones, and a student is then paired to them when their pledge matches the student’s needs.

On behalf of the Institute of Mathematical Sciences and Physics (IMSP), Dr. Editha Jose would like to express her sincerest gratitude to all donors who made the Program possible. In its first implementation during the AY 2020-2021, the program was able to help a total of 67 students.

Likewise, the beneficiaries express their gratitude to the donors:

A BS Applied Physics narrated how the instrument allowance had helped him, “The assistance they gave to acquire the instruments I needed for my laboratory courses helped my family by lifting the cost of it from their shoulders. With that, I am very thankful to the founders and supporters of this program for giving us a helping hand to continue our education despite this challenging time of the pandemic.”

Another beneficiary, a BS Mathematics student, also thanked the donors. “Mapalad po ako na bukas palad na nag-abot ng kamay at puso ang mga taong nasa likod ng IMSP [adopt program] at handang tumulong sa mga tulad ko na lubos na nangangailangan ng tulong pinansyal… Hindi po matatawaran ang tulong na ipinaabot ninyo para sa amin…”

“Knowing that there are generous people who are willing to support students like me, especially in these trying times, is truly heart-warming and cathartic,” a BS Applied Physics  student commented.

This for me is a gift, a blessing from God. There is no word that I can say to best express my gratitude to all the people who are behind this student program,” a BS Mathematics and Science Teaching student said. “I really do hope and pray that this program will continue so that other students in need will also be granted with such helpful financial assistance, especially in these trying times,” he added.

This AY 2021-2022, the institute hopes to continue the program in response to the continuing online class setup. For donations this Academic Year, please answer this Google Form  https://forms.gle/39VkWLXYyJDnnpza9 or contact the IMSP Director through imspadopt.uplb@up.edu.ph.

(RB Umali, Jr.)