Tubod, Lanao del Norte – More than 100 out-of-school youth from this progressive province took the qualifying examination for the Midwifery Course offered by Zuellig Family Foundation (ZFF) on May 28, 2015 at the Provincial Capitol Building, in Brgy. Pigcarangan, Tubod town.
Successful applicants will receive a scholarship grant from ZFF which includes tuition fee, allowance, food and accommodation.
ZFF scholars will be enrolled at St. Scholastica’s College, in Tacloban City.
“We are very fortunate to be chosen as one of Zuellig Foundation’s partner LGUs. This scholarship grant will give the applicants an opportunity to improve the economic condition of their family”, expressed Information Officer Lyndon Calica.
The Zuellig Family Foundation is a non-stock, non-profit organization that aims to help in the health situation in the country. Its primary focus is to bring health assistance to indigent members of the society and help the country achieve its Millennium Development Goals for health, in partnership with local government units and other stakeholders in the health sector.
The screening process was conducted by the provincial government of Lanao del Norte through its Provincial Community Affairs Office (PCAO).
Last April 15, 2015, Professor Ernesto Garilao of ZFF visited Lanao del Norte for the 1st Safe Mother Congress to help provide technical support to the provincial government in helping achieve the zero maternal death target of Governor Khalid Dimaporo by year 2016.
During the launching ceremony, expectant mothers and toddlers availed of the free medical services extended by the provincial government through its Provincial Health Office (PHO) and provincial hospitals. LAR & VNL/PIO-LDN