Tsuneishi Foundation (Cebu), Inc. awards first college graduates; adds 29 scholars

July 3, 2014



Tsuneishi Foundation (Cebu), Inc. awards first college graduates; adds 29 scholars

Mr. Jose Marie Antepasado

CEBU, Philippines, 3 July, 2014 - Tsuneishi Foundation (Cebu), Inc. (TFCI) honoured the first two college graduates who graduated as Cum Laude in the University of San Jose-Recoletos (USJ-R), Jhanine Mae Senarlo (BSCE graduate) and Jose Marie Antepasado (BSME graduate), and awarded the new batch of 29 scholars in a ceremony held at Tsuneishi Phase 4 on May 24, 2014.
Nine college students and 20 high school students were the recipient of the scholarship grant. TFCI to date maintains a total of 119 scholars; 81 of which are in high school level and 38 are in college.
Executive Director Mr. Romeo Rosalejos welcomed the scholars, their parents, and the scholarship college partners of the University of San Jose-Recoletos (USJ-R), University of Cebu (UC), and Cebu Technological University-Tuburan Campus (CTU).
As one way of saying thank you to the TFCI Management, scholars showed off their talents in singing and dancing, and entertained us with their voices and moves.
The awarding ceremony ended with a sumptuous lunch together with the parents of the scholars, and everybody present in the event.

The TFCI high school scholarship program was launched in 2010 and the college scholarship program started a year after. The college scholarship program is offered to high school graduates from any place in the Philippines who are willing to take engineering programs from our partner universities. The high school scholarship program is offered to elementary graduates from Balamban, Asturias, and Toledo who are willing to study in the public schools in their municipalities.
Recently this May, the college scholars took their internship with the Tsuneishi Heavy Industries (Cebu), Inc., and studied shipbuilding processes.
TFCI is guided by its mission to develop the total potentials of the beneficiaries resulting to an improved economic status of the family that shall eventually strengthen the relationship and other key life values among them and of the entire community. The foundation shall exhaust all means to enrich people’s lives by providing support to the local community students a quality education, a better education facility to its local community, as well as provide significant community contributions.

[Message from Scholars]
Jose Marie Antepasado, a BSME scholar gradute in USJ-R said, “The scholarship grant that TFCI offered me came at a time when I needed it the the most. As soon as I received my scholarship grant, I immediately set my goals and wasted no time to use the opportunity that was given to me. Finally, I have graduated with a degree on Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. I would not have gone this far without Tsuneishi Foundation. They have not just supported me financially but provided opportunities to help me get ready for my job. For that, me and my parents extend our heartfelt gratitude to the foundation and the people behind it. I look forward to working in your company soon.”

■ About Tsuneishi Heavy Industries (CEBU), Inc.
A group company of Tsuneishi Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. (head office: Fukuyama, Hiroshima Prefecture), which in 2014 is celebrating its 20th year of business on Cebu Island in the Philippines. This company builds about 20 vessels per year, centered on the 30,000 ton to 180,000 ton class bulk carriers, and is one of the top shipyards in the Philippines, employing over10,000 people directly or through cooperative companies.
Business: Shipbuilding and repair
Established: September 1994
Employees: Approx. 13,000 ( including subcontractor workers and affiliate companies)
Location : Buanoy, Balamban, Cebu, Philippines 6041
Shipyard area: Approx. 1,470,000 square meters
Main facilities: Two berths, one building dock, one 3000-ton floating crane, etc.
Ship type of delivered: Bulk carriers, Pure car & truck carriers
Group companies:
Tsuneishi Shipbuilding Co., Ltd.
Tsuneishi Group (Zhoushan) Shipbuilding, Inc. http://www.tsuneishi-zs.com/

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