In 1986 when SSRDF was initiated,
part of its aim was to
enunciate the Manila Priory’s aim to
be of greater service to the poor –
in the area of education – was to
include 20% of its school population
at St. Scholastica’s College,
Manila, from among the financially
The financial picture then of
the country as well as tuition rates
at the time were such that the SSRDF
Board considered a fund of P20,000
would generate an annual interest
income sufficient to fund a
financially poor student through
Thus, solicitations for funds
were made accordingly.
The situation very soon changed.
Money had been donated by a
number of generous donors – but
interest rates plunged drastically.
And tuition rates in schools
and colleges very soon had to rise
just as dramatically to match
financial needs of families.
SSRDF is daring to revive the aim.
With the invaluable help of
alumnae, friends and other
benefactors, it aims to move from
less than 10% to the targeted
With prayers for God’s
blessings on each and every