2 ND GRANT IN A ROW: HOLY CHILD AND USAID PARTNERED AGAIN TO PROVIDE
OUT-OF-SCHOOL YOUTH WITH EDUCATION, EMPLOYMENT, AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP
DAVAO CITY – HOLY CHILD and the United States Agency for International
Development (USAID) partnered again for another opportunity to the Out-of-School
Youth through Opportunity 2.0 project in providing quality education and competitive
employment for the Alternative Learning System (ALS) completers.
Last May 21, 2021, HOLY CHILD College of Davao was awarded a grant for their first
project from the Education Development Center (EDC) through the USAID Opportunity
2.0 program which they provided, discovered and developed the technical skills of the
Out-of-School Youth through the different pieces of training such as Animation NCII and
Computer Systems Servicing NCII in preparation for their continuing education and
competitive employment here in local or even abroad.
With this success of its first project, last January 20, 2022, HOLY CHILD College of
Davao succeeded in its second project from the Education Development Center (EDC).
This another opportunity coming from the United States Agency for International
Development (USAID) and Education Development Center (EDC) through the USAID
Opportunity 2.0 program is to help the Alternative Learning System (ALS) completers in
aligning their future jobs, continuing learning, or creating businesses to help sustain the
needs of their families. In this project, HOLY CHILD College of Davao will open this
opportunity to the 125 Out-of-School Youth (OSY) from the selected barangays and
youth organizations here in Davao City.
In addition, out of 21 organizations and institutions, only 10 got passed for all the
phases of their application process.
This successful project will be led by Jacques Axid Rosello as the project manager,
Jeanie Delos Arcos, DIT as the monitoring and evaluation officer, and with the help and
assistance of Ma. Chrystella Suzette I. Velasco, Vice President for Academics and
External Affairs of the HOLY CHILD College of Davao. Together with the team are the
lead instructors which are Geneva Buscabus, LPT, Edward Gapoy, LPT, Armadet
Generosa, and Ronald Larita.
Jacques Axid A. Rosello, College Faculty
Photos by: Ma. Chrystella Suzette I. Velasco