There are regular students and there are exemplary students. And there are students who excel despite living away from their parents who work overseas. These are the OFW children who braved against distance and dependence and become Ibang Klaseng Anak Expats.
Ikaw, ibang Klase ka ba? This is the challenge posed by Bank of the Philippine Islands to Anak Expats nationwide as it launches the 2014 Search for the Ten Outstanding Expat Pinoy Children. Now on its 8th year, the Search continues to be one of the most prestigious awards given to children of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) or “Anak Expats” who excelled in the academic and non-academic fields.
“We recognize the significant roles and sacrifices of our OFWs. We extend this recognition to their families as we continue to honor their children who excel in their studies despite being distant from their parents. Our Anak Expats are our OFWs source of strength and inspiration. Truly, our Anak Expats have been Ibang Klase and deserved to be honoured,” says BPI Executive Vice President Natividad N. Alejo.
This year, BPI introduces a new application process accessible online. The Search is now made available in a popular platform fit to the young generation, who are always online and on-the-go.
The nationwide Search is open to college students not more than 21 years old, with no failing grade and with a parent currently holding a work contract abroad. Ten students will be awarded in the Ibang Klaseng Talino, Ibang Klaseng Community Leader, Ibang Klaseng Entrepreneur, and Ibang Klaseng Artist/Athlete categories. To date, 70 awardees already made it to the roster of the exemplary Anak Expats.
Interested applicants can visit bpiexpressonline.com or bit.ly/BPIAnakExpat.