I don’t know about you but the holidays always meant that I will be spending lots of money on presents, Christmas get-togethers, and Noche Buena feasts. So year after year, I’ve tried to be resourceful in gift-giving and my own holiday shopping. Here are some personal money saving tips I can share with you this season.
My mom was diagnosed with stage IIIB breast cancer at the beginning of this year. To say that it was a sad news is an understatement. After four sessions of chemo, her doctor informed her that the cancer has metastasized to her bones and that it has progressed to stage IV. Traditional medicine, it seems, has failed and we’re now exploring alternative means of improving her condition. One of them is through drinking Wheatgrass with Honey from Easy Pha-Max (EPPI).
In partnership with the Global Pinoy Center, Informatics Computer Institute conducted computer literacy seminars for OFWs and their beneficiaries. I was able to attend one of these information-packed seminars at SM Muntinlupa last May 5, 2011.
Called “An Introduction to Basic IT Training,” the computer literacy seminar discussed basic IT concepts, parts of a computer, and MS Office applications. Instructors from Informatics also gave information on the different programs that the institute offers.
Seminar attendees are awarded certificates after the program. They were also given 3 hours of FREE Internet use at the Informatics branch in Festival Mall Alabang. Five Scholarships worth P5,000 each were also raffled off before the program ended and I was lucky to be one of the winners.
OWWA Skills-for-Employment Scholarship Program
A member of the Philippine Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) or any of his beneficiaries may avail of scholarship. However, the recipient is only qualified for scholarship for only one semester/term per year. Still, that’s big savings for OWWA members who are sending children or siblings to school.
For full details about the scholarship, you may contact any Informatics branch. Here are the contact details of their branch in Festival Mall.
Informatatics Computer Institute
Adobe Photoshop and MS Access
I was able to answer one of the questions asked during the seminar and Informatics awarded me with P5,000. I ended up with P10,000 worth of scholarship all in all. I am not tempted to get the Adobe Photoshop short course and the MS Access module. If I take the Photoshop course, I have to attend a class for four hours every Saturday as they don’t have any online degree programs yet. That’s all good with me since I prefer being in a classroom.
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