Upholding its commitment to supporting learning and empowering the next generation of leaders, the Mango Tours Foundation has chosen three educational institutions--Polytechnic University of the Philippines, Lucban Academy, and Sta. Elena Elementary School, as beneficiaries of its scholarship program.
Polytechnic University of the Philippines
Four years ago, the Mango Tours Foundation played a pivotal role in shaping the lives of select students from the Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP) Manila. Following a comprehensive screening process, 20 students faced with financial challenges in pursuing their education were selected recipients of the scholarship program.
In their second year of college, the pandemic hit and brought challenges that threatened their dreams. The foundation's goal of empowering students to pursue their educational aspirations and the scholars' steadfast passion and determination, scholars braved the pandemic through donated gadgets that enabled them to attend online classes. On August 20, 2023, a recognition event was held at the PUP-Manila to honor its benefactors and applaud the accomplishments of the 17 scholars from the fields of communication, tourism, computer science, and information technology who graduated from the program.
On August 29, 2023, Mango Tours Foundation and many who believe in and share the same mission presented a donation to one of its newest scholarship beneficiaries, the Lucban Academy in Quezon Province.
After a comprehensive evaluation process, a total of 12 students -- 11 from the 7th grade and one from the 9th grade, were granted tuition scholarships that aim to provide the essential resources for achieving excellence in their academic pursuits.
From its humble origins with seven faculty members and 251 students, under the guidance of School Director Atty. Mariano V. Eleazar and the first school Principal Francisco Pineda, this first private non-sectarian secondary school has grown into a beloved institution. With 71 years of educational legacy, it stands proudly at the center of Lucban, Quezon, symbolizing a rich history of academic excellence.