Berkeley Chapter Donates $5k to UP Kaagapay Program

In response to the needs of indigent UP students undergoing remote mode of learning brought about by the pandemic, a fundraising activity was launched last July 2020 under the banner: Kaagapay sa Pagaaral ng mga Iskolar ng Bayan.  The goal is to acquire computers and sustain internet connectivity for the students.

This campaign was spearheaded by Dr. Elena E. Pernia, UP VP for Public Affairs while the  operation is being coordinated by Jeanette L. Yasol-Naval , Director of the UP Padayon Public Service Office.  

As of March 8, 2021, the UP Kaagapay Program  has collected a net total of PhP 8,489,029.59 and USD 30,636.91. So far, gadget grants were distributed to 241 students amounting to PhP 5,094,150.00. The current Kaagapay Secretariat, Charles Ramos, provides update of the fund accounting.

During our monthly chapter Zoom meeting last March 25, 2021, the members in attendance agreed to contribute to the Kaagapay Program, as follows:

Anonymous $600

Alexis Zulueta $200

Ceny Duldulao $100

Cheri & Lito Utleg $100

Daisy Rodriguez $500

Diosy & Raffi Rey $100

Edna Tagaya $100

Edna Victorino $100

Esther Ferrer $100

Eureka Casebolt $500

Henrie Fajardo-Boyd $100

Jay Castro $500

Julie Hudson $500

Mayette Lienado $100

Romi Beza $100

Vangie Quesada $500

A grand total of $4,200 was pledged at the March 25, 2021 monthly chapter Zoom meet and later collected for the Kaagapay Program. And as agreed upon at the same Zoom membership meeting, existing funds at our bank were added to make an  even amount of $5,000 donation by UPAANC Berkeley chapter to the Kaagapay Program.  Our chapter wired that dollar amount to the UP Foundation on March 30, 2021. UP Foundation through Gerry Agulto will earmark the fund in behalf of the Kaagapay Program.

Thanks to Jay Castro, Julie Hudson and Alexis Zulueta for spearheading this project!

Author: Romi Beza