Quebec government offers education assistance to children of single parents – Manila newsletter

The Quebec government offers educational assistance to children of single parents

On Thursday, January 13, the Quezon City Social Services Development Department (QC SSDD) handed over P 5,000 in cash to 500 children of indigent single parents registered in the city as an education aid.

This is in accordance with the “Quezon City Expanded Benefits of Solo Parents and their Children Ordinance” or City Ordinance No. 2374 of 2014.

The ordinance stipulates that beneficiaries are eligible for educational assistance through financial aid and scholarship programs in basic and higher education or in non-formal education programs.

Spearheading the event, Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte recognized the diligence of single parents in providing for their families.

She pledged that the city government would continue to be an ally of single parents.

The city provided single parents with employment guidance and assistance through the Public Employment and Services Office (PESO).

According to the ordinance, registered single parents working in private companies and in the city government are also entitled to seven days parental leave.

Registered single parents are qualified to join the “Tindahan ni Ate Joy” program, a livelihood program that offers capital assistance worth P 10,000 and offers training seminars for single parents, people with disabilities (PWD ), survivors of abuse and parents of drug addicts. dependents who want to start their own business. Single parents can also benefit from “Pangkabuhayang QC,” a livelihood assistance program that helps citizens who have mostly felt the terrible effects of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.

Financial assistance is facilitated and provided by the Quezon City Cooperative and Small Business Development and Promotion Office (QC SMCDPO). (Khriscielle Yalao)


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