MAPSO starts Food Production Project
In an effort to cope up with the recent condition of sky-rocketing prices of goods and commodities, the Mount Apo Foundation, Inc.–Parents-Scholars Association (MAPSO), have intensified its food production project to help augment the scholars daily food consumption.
During their meeting last August 18, 2011, led by MAPSO President Rodolfo Berang, the group unanimously approved the implementation of four (4) projects that will help ease out the problem in scholars food consumption. “We understand the limitation of this scholarship project specially in the area of food allowances provided by MAFI. The amount is not enough in today’s condition and it is time for us to help in supplementing the food of the scholars and do our share as parents,” according to Berang.
Among the list of action in the implementation plan of MAPSO are: 1. Establishment of vegetable gardens in MAFI’s Kiantog farm. This is in addition to the on–going backyard gardening being cultivated by scholars at the vacant lot of MAFI office; 2. construction of a chicken house for poultry or chicken raising project. Parents agreed to contribute at least one (1) chicken head for reproduction. The eggs or chicken meat that will be raised will be distributed to scholars for consumption.
Other identified projects intended to answer the increasing transportation cost of the scholars are Tahiti and Banana small-scale productions at the vacant areas around MAFI’s farm. Parents will supply the needed planting materials and labor and MAFI, for its part, will provide the other needed inputs. Proceeds of this project will be shared to scholars to augment their transportation allowance.