The following came from Jay Jaboneta, co-founder Yellow Boat of Hope Foundation:
Congratulations to our very first Yellow Boat college graduates!!! Soar high!
Liza Ibing, Alkimar Ibing, Lina Ibing, Ling Patta, Salim Abdulbasik, Benhar Elhano, Farnisa Abdurahman, Jerald Haiber.
And this from co-founder Anton Mari H. Lim: They said it cannot be done! But here they are now COLLEGE GRADUATES! For years before YELLOW BOAT OF HOPE found them, they perservered, swam and waded in water to go to school. YBH found scholarships for them, supported, inspired, encouraged and augmented their financial needs! It was not easy, there were lots of frustrations, disappointments and tears but you made it Layag Layag Kids!
The first college graduates from their community and their respective families! The only thing we asked of you is to pay it forward and be productive and compassionate citizens of our country who will look after those who have less in life! CONGRATULATIONS AND I AM SO PROUD OF YOU! Thank you #HopePaddlers Christine Fernandez, DA Bernie Palanca, Bryan Yeo, Regina Cruz and to Dra. Milavel Nazario and ZCSMST faculty and staff! –