Our Assisted Scholars

In the school year 2018 to 2019, Sunshine Club selected three former “Sunshine Kids” as beneficiaries of an assisted scholarship program. The students were chosen based on their outstanding performance in school, taking into consideration their need of financial assistance. With the help of Sunshine Club, they are given a fixed monthly allowance to help defray costs of daily meals and transportation. Though the scholars are all enrolled in government-funded universities/colleges, to pay for other expenses could be quite challenging. This program is aligned with the Club’s vision of helping underprivileged children complete their education, towards a better future. 

Christian Rafh M. Rivera
Mark Neil Palomo
Jahnzell Malino
Frederick Bolanos
Bryan Lazo
Mitzi Festin

A Clear Victory for our Scholars

Despite the difficulties students faced during this pandemic, our 'Assisted Scholars' have brought in fantastic achievements every parent will be proud of! Surely, our students have excelled and exceeded our expectations. Congratulations everyone!

Masasabi kong balido o "valid" ang makaramdam ng ganitong bagay. Basta't lagi nating isipin na kahit hindi natin naiintindihan ang mga bagay-bagay, may dahilan ang mga ito at tanging Siya lang ang may alam. Katulad nga ng aking motibasyon na lagi kong sinasabi sa aking sarili sa tuwing ako'y napanghihinaan ng loob; "MAPAPAGOD, MAGPAPAHINGA, at MAGPAPATULOY!" Laban lang, ika nga nila. 

How are you aunts and uncles of sunshines? I hope you are all in good condition. I want to let you know that I, like a sunshine alumnus, am grateful for your tireless help to the Sunshine kids, as well as the Sunshine moms. Thank you so much for tirelessly guiding and helping to fulfill and continue to reach the dreams of young sunshine. We know that it is complicated now during the pandemic, but this has not been an obstacle for you to reach out to us.

As a psychology student, it is imperative to take care of our mental health, especially in this time of the pandemic. There have been many cases of Covid-19 that affect our mental health, such as anxiety, stress, and majorly depression. Mental health is as important as physical health. Self-care is essential in this time of the pandemic. Let’s be productive daily, and let’s think of a way to reduce the Covid-19 problem. Communicating with family, parents, and the essential people in your life is also very important. It relieves the isolation and loneliness that is one of the causes of mental disorders. We must have self-care of ourselves, and above all, we believe in the Lord God who helps us spiritually and so that we have a spiritual sense of self. Thank you again, Sunshine aunts and uncles, and may God bless you. Let’s be careful, and if we go out, we must wear face masks and face shields to protect ourselves and our loved ones!

Sa kalagayan ng ating lipunan sa kasalukuyan, napakaraming indibidwal ang tunay na nahihirapan. Bukod sa mga frontliners na sumasabak sa giyera laban sa di makitang kalaban, maraming Pilipinong estudyante rin ang hirap ngayon sa bagong moda ng pagkatuto. Bilang isang estudyante na walang sapat na gamit o sandata sa makabagong pamamaraan ng pag-aaral, tunay akong nabigla at nahirapan sa mabilis na pagpapalit ng sistema ng edukasyon. Hindi madali at hindi mabilis ang pagyakap ko sa ganiting moda. Ngunit dahil sa pagpapala ng Maykapal, sa pamamagitan ng mga taong nakapaligid sa akin lalo na ang aking pamilya gayun na rin ng Sunshine Club at ni Tita Ched na siyang nagbigay tulong sa aming mag-anak sa panahon ng krisis at gabay sa aking pag-aaral, unti-unti kong iniyapos ang mga bagay na ito.

Bagamat maraming suliranin at balakid na kinaharap, hindi naman ito nagsibling hadlang upang ipagpatuloy ko ang mga magandang bagay na aking nagagawa sa pang-akademikong usapin. Noong nakaraang akademikong taon (A.Y. 2019-2020) sa ikalawang semestre, ginawaran ako ng President's Lister Award bilang kapalit sa ipinamalas kong husay sa pag-aaral. Sa semestreng iyon, ako'y nakakuha ng kabuohang 1.23 na General Weighted Average. Para naman sa nagdaang semestre sa kasalukuyang akademikong taon (A.Y. 2020-2021), ako ay nakapagtala ng 1.12 na General Weighted Average kung kaya't makakakuha muli ako ng President's Lister Award sa ikatlong magkakasunod na pagkakataon. Bilang isang "iskolar ng bayan" sa loob ng Politeknikong Unibersidad ng Pilipinas, ako'y patuloy na naglilingkod sa isang pang-akademikong organisasyon sa aming pamantasan na nagsasagawa ng ilang aktibidad patungkol sa pagsusulong ng Filipino bilang ating wikang pambansa– ito ang DAMLAY (Damdamin at Malay) PUP Sta. Mesa. Sa nakalipas na mga buwan, ilang beses naglunsad ang aming samahan ng Online Webinar na patungkol sa pagpapatibay at pag-iintelektuwalisa ng wikang Filipino. Minsan na rin akong naging pangkalahatang pinuno sa Pangkat-Produksiyon (Production Committee) sa Online Webinar na pinamagatang "TRIMENSYONAL NA LENTE: Ugnayan ng Wika Kultura at Lipunan". Ako ang nanguna sa pagsasaayos ng programa at live telecast nito sa aming opisyal na Facebook page. Naniniwala ako na ang mga gawain sa loob ng organisasyong ito ay nagsisilbing pagsasanay sa akin upang magampanan ko'ng maigi ang pagiging Guro sa Filipino sa hinaharap. Kung babalikan ang nakalipas na taon, tunay na maraming masalimuot at hindi magagandang pangyayari ang naganap at patuloy na kinahaharap ng ating lipunan sa kasalukuyan. Hindi lamang sa pangkabuhayan at pisikal na usapin tayo sinubok ng mga ito, bagkus pati na rin ang kapasidad ng mental nating kalusugan. 

Bryan Lazo

Christian Rivera

Jahnzell Malino

It's the time of the year when students prepare themselves for another year of learning, fun, and development. In the meantime, this is likewise an occasion to look back to the year they left behind, and assess their achievements. Well, here it is!

The scholars received the following grades for the school year 2020 - 2021. (Please note the highest grade given by the school is 1.0; the grades are the average for all the subjects taken per semester)


First semester - 1.6, Second Semester - 1.6, and Third Semester - 1.25 


First semester - 1.42, Second Semester - 1.17 He also received an 'academic excellence award' for his outstanding performance.


First semester - 1.42, Second Semester - 1.90


First semester - 1.03, Second Semester - 1.12


First semester - 93%, Second Semester - 92% Lorenzo's conduct in school is also exceptional as he consistently observed regulations in school, and demonstrated behaviours expected from the students.


First semester - 1.52, Second Semester - 1.52. Mark was given an 'academic excellence award'.

Our scholars have once again delivered outstanding results and as ever, we are so proud of their achievements. We're sure the same will be shared by their sponsors and parents.

To all our scholars, a big, heartfelt congratulations, what a fantastic year!

Reports from our Assisted Scholars
September 2021
Congratulations to 
Our Successful Assisted Scholars

We are pleased to welcome two of our previous kids, Sarah and Ronica! These exceptional ladies have been selected as "Assisted Scholars'  by the club. 

We currently support six  'Assisted Scholars'. This program was conceived with the hope of extending help to children who have ambitions to further their education in high school and/or college. They receive a monthly monetary allowance to help with covering costs related to their education. This may include pocket money for food and transport, help with buying books and school supplies, and all other miscellaneous expenses. This program was made possible through the generosity of their sponsors. Every student is supported by a sponsor who provide for them, until they graduate and earn their credentials. 

If you are interested to sponsor a student, do get in touch with us --- the more students we can assist, the more we can help in achieving their dreams.

Sarah Pintor

I started being a Sunshine Kid when I was in Grade 1, way back in 2010. My name is Princess Sarah Pintor. I remember, I was just this small and a shy girl at that time. But it all changed when I became a Sunshine Kid. This was when I started building up my confidence. I learned to socialize with other kids and other people. The great thing that I learned here was to be always grateful to all the people who help you, and to all the blessings that come into your life.

Right now, I am in Grade 12 and currently studying at Kalayaan National High school, carrying all the good things that I learned in this club. I am also very blessed to be one of the Assisted Scholars of Sunshine Club. So, I am very thankful to all the sponsors of Sunshine Club.

I was a member of sunshine club since I was a grade one student. Growing as part of sunshine club helped me to become a better version of myself. Before, I was a "shy and lonely" type of kid. But Sunshine Club boosted my confidence! Participating in various activities, I became more confident and approachable to others. I am always inspired to study because I know that there are people who believe in my talents and capabilities, that I have Sunshine Club who always got my back, and proud of me and my little successes in life.

Sunshine Club also enlightens each one of us on God's love and sacrifices, and with this, I was encouraged to become a servant of our Lord. I am now wholeheartedly serving God as an altar server in our church. I am also a former student council officer and former club president in our school. I know that I became a good and efficient leader to my fellow students because that is what I learned from Sunshine Club. I am inspired to also give back service to other people, as what the club did for me and my family.

Sunshine Club reminds me that we can always be more of ourselves. Poverty should not be a hindrance to pursuing the dreams of a goal-oriented person...because dreams do really come true if we have the courage to strive for it.

Ronica Jane Cantere

Congratulations to our Sunshine Scholars for completing Senior High School!

Jana, Princess, and Ronica received their diplomas and awards last tuesday, July 5, 2022 at the Cuneta Astrodome, Pasay City. Their efforts, commitment and dedication to their schoolwork paid off not only with their diplomas, but with recognition for their excellent performance. This is testimony that we CAN achieve our dreams; that we can succeed in whatever career we choose to pursue. Our graduate serve as inspiring role models for our Sunshine kids.

To our dear Jana, Princess and Ronica --- we are so proud of you! Please continue to be shining examples to our children. Continue to inspire, achieve, and live your lives in the spirit of service, love and kindness. We cannot wait to see where the universe will take you next. Wherever it is, our prayers and support go with you all.

To our Asssisted Scholars, Congratulations!