IN MAKING education more affordable to deserving students, the Cagayan de Oro Chamber of Commerce and Industry Foundation Inc. (Oro Chamber) will give tuition discounts this school year.

The Oro Chamber, in partnership with Cagayan de Oro College-Philippine Investment Management Inc. (COC-Phinma), will be giving out school vouchers with 50 percent discount on tuition and miscellaneous fees in basic education (elementary and high school) for school year 2010 to 2011.

Engineer Raymundo P. Reyes, Oro Chamber vice president for the Business Support Organization (BSO) sector, said Oro Chamber member companies in good standing will receive one voucher each, which they can readily award to qualified employee-dependents.

“It’s enrollment time and we have to enable more families to send their children to school,” Reyes said.

He said member companies have to ensure that the school voucher recipients demonstrate good performance in school, with an average grade of 82 percent and belong to a family of meager income.

“We thought of this as the Chamber’s way of helping members help their employees to survive the difficulties caused by last year’s financial crisis and this year’s power problem,” Reyes added.

More chamber activities empowering the region’s youth especially on information and communications technologies will be unveiled starting end of June.

For interested members, please contact Ms. Janet Yusay through telephone number (088) 859-1426 or visit the Oro Chamber website at for more updates. (PR)

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