New Batch of UPLiFT Scholars Meet Online. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, it very difficult nowadays for people to assemble together in person. An online meeting was therefore organized by the CBDS Department, last December 4, 2020 at 10:00 AM. This was participated in by UPLiFT Scholars from the North and South Operations, the CBDS staff and, no less than the Executive Director himself, Mr. Ed Sison. The event served as a “kumustahan” with the scholars sharing the technical and emotional challenges they have experienced since classes are now being conducted on-line.
In response, UPLiFT plans to organize study groups to help the scholars if ever they have difficulties in certain subjects, as well as, provide counselling and guidance for them. They were also joined by some of the graduates from the 1st batch of scholars, who gave their advise and insights from their experience as scholar-students. At present, UPLiFT now has 27 scholars from the 2nd & 3rd Batch, and still has an on-going screening of candidates for its next batch.