On December 9, 2023, the University of Asia and the Pacific (UA&P) and ASA Philippines Foundation signed a Deed of Donation (DOD) making ASA Philippines Foundation, represented by ASA Philippines President and CEO Mr.  Kamrul H. Tarafder, a Gold Donor to the Dr. Placido L. Mapa, Jr. (PLM) Scholarship Endowment.

Honoring the legacy of Dr. Placido L. Mapa, Jr., the PLM scholarship grant provides financial assistance and one-on-one coaching to college and junior college grantees who possess exemplary leadership credentials and show potential to be trailblazers and catalysts for change in the community.

ASA Philippines was founded in 2004 to assist the poor and improve their quality of life by means of microfinance and various social services, such as medical missions, business development training, marketing support, out-of-school youth training, and scholarship programs. It provides tuition funding for out-of-school youth who wish to take vocational courses and skills training and scholarships to the children of their clients who wish to continue their education in college or university. As of November 2023, the foundation boasts a nationwide presence that caters to over two million clients.

Learn more about ASA Philippines Foundation at asaphil.org.

For more information about the PLM Scholarship Endowment, visit fdo.uap.asia.