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Access To Education

A project by the Past Region Governor Virginia Peñalosa during her term of office of two years, aimed to align with the mission, vision, and goals of Soroptimist in improving the lives of women and girls, particularly through education. This will enable them to become socially and economically empowered, thus, assuring them and their families of a better future. The project enjoins the participation of all clubs to enable the Region to achieve the Federation’s Big Accelerator Goal of providing education to five hundred thousand women and girls worldwide in the next ten years.

ATE a Filipino word for

older sister.

In this instance, ATEs would refer to Soroptimist club members who will implement the project and nurture the beneficiaries in their communities.

Guide to Implementation


Rationale for this Project

  • Education is a basic human right. It enables and empowers a person.

  • Education helps one to acquire knowledge, skills, values, and attitudes to make informed decisions, lead meaningful lives, and undertake active roles in society.

  • In this context, women and girls must have the opportunity to be educated in any possible form—whether in academics, the arts, technical, or vocational—and to advance their personal and professional development.

  • Educating women and girls and providing opportunities for lifelong learning are basic to achieving gender equality.


For the above reasons and following the core mission of Soroptimist, clubs are encouraged to sustain the projects started under this program.

List of Soroptimist clubs offering Access to Education (ATE) Scholarships

Soroptimist International of Alabang


Contact: Sheryll Pontillas

Soroptimist International of Angat

Scholarship Grant and Working Scholars

Contact: Rosalina Santos

0917 525 8915

Soroptimist International of Baliwag

Scholarship Grant, Working Scholar and Special/Focused Classes

Contact: Ma. Jonnah Allysus Estrella

0908 525 5288

Soroptimist International of Meycauayan


Contact: Tess Avendaño

0932 105 5437

Soroptimist International of Norzagaray

Scholarship Grant, Adopt-a-Scholar, Working Scholar

and Special/Focused Classes

Contact: Geraldine Nicolas

0917 886 1103

Soroptimist International of Ortigas & Environs

Adopt-a-Scholar and Special/Focused Classes

Contact: Ann Christine Palisoc
0917 854 2612

Soroptimist International of Batangas Intercity

Adopt-a-Scholar and Special/Focused Classes

Contact: Gemini Hernandez

0906 288 4140

Soroptimist International of Plaridel

Scholarship Grant

Contact: Amira Arroyo
0927 525 8199

Soroptimist International of Las Piñas Central

Scholarship Grant

Contact: Aguitez CP0918 940 2878

Soroptimist International of San Rafael


Socorro Valdecantos

Contact: 0917 830 6822

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