In a significant effort to support higher education and aid students in their academic pursuits, Congressman Ricardo "Ading" Cruz, Jr. spearheaded the SMART Grant Payout ceremony on February 6, 2024. The event, which took place this morning, marked a crucial milestone in providing financial assistance to deserving students.

The Student Monetary Assistance for Recovery and Transition (SMART) program, in collaboration with the Commission on Higher Education (CHED), disbursed a one-time fixed grant of 25,000 pesos to 49 beneficiaries from Taguig and Pateros.

Addressing the recipients, Congressman Ricardo "Ading" Cruz, Jr. extended his congratulations and encouragement to the selected college students. He emphasized the importance of valuing the assistance they receive, expressing gratitude, and dedicating themselves to their studies.

The SMART Grant initiative underscores the commitment of local leaders and government agencies to invest in education and empower the youth to pursue their academic aspirations despite financial challenges.

The beneficiaries expressed their gratitude for the support provided through the SMART Grant, recognizing its significance in alleviating financial burdens and enabling them to focus on their education.

The ceremony served as a reminder of the collective effort required to ensure equitable access to education and opportunities for all members of society, regardless of economic background.

As the SMART Grant continues to positively impact the lives of students, initiatives like these reinforce the importance of collaborative endeavors between government institutions and community leaders in fostering a more inclusive and supportive educational environment.

The successful implementation of the SMART Grant Payout reflects the dedication of Congressman Ricardo "Ading" Cruz, Jr. and his commitment to championing the welfare and development of students in the region.

Moving forward, stakeholders aim to expand and enhance similar programs to reach more students and provide them with the necessary resources to pursue higher education and achieve their academic goals.

The SMART Grant Payout serves as a testament to the transformative power of education and the collective resolve to invest in the future leaders of our society.

As the recipients embark on their academic journey, they carry with them the support and encouragement of their community, paving the way for a brighter and more prosperous future for all.


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