Mapalad na napili at nabigyan ng pagkakataon na magpatuloy ng post-graduate study sa tatlong mga bansang sakop ng European Union si Joan Carlo “JC” L. Mayangitan tubong Boton, Boac, Marinduque.
Si Mayangitan, isang registered nurse ay pinagkalooban ng Erasmus Mundus Scholarship – Masters in Public Health in Disasters. Siya ay nakatakdang mag-aral sa mga prestihiyosong unibersidad kagaya ng University of Oviedo sa Spain, Karolinska Institutet sa Sweden at Universite Catholique de Louvain sa bansang Belgium para sa School Year Edition 2016-2017. Bago nito, nakatanggap din si JC ng scholarship at nag-aral sa Universitat Pompeu Fabra sa Espanya noong 2014.
Kasalukuyang nagtatrabaho si JC sa Department of Health (DOH) bilang Health Policy Research Associate/Fellow sa tanggapan ng susunod na Kalihim ng DOH na si Dr. Paulyn Jean B. Rosell-Ubial.
Sa kanyang inspiring message na ipinadala sa Marinduque News Online, sinabi n’ya “The road to success may be long and winding, but no step is too small for you not to be able to reach your goal. There is no short cut to success. If you want something, you shouldn’t wait for someone to make it happen. Often times, it takes courage and determination to make all impossible to possibilities. Believe in your capabilities, strengthen your weaknesses and learn from your failures, but never give up. Keep trying and keep going, before you know you are already there. Above all, do not forget to look back and inspire people who are still at the helm of starting their journey. Sometimes success is not only achieving your dream but a self fulfillment you get when you see people succeeded because you have been part of their triumph…and that is genuine.”
Si JC, isang tapat na public servant, mabuting halimbawa ng isang mamayang Pilipino ay patuloy na iniaangat ang galing at husay ng Kabataang Marinduqueno saan mang panig ng mundo.
We are so much proud of you, JC. A truly pride of Marinduque!
Related news: 35 Filipinos to pursue post-graduate studies in EU by Inquirer
Thirty-five Filipino students were given the opportunity to pursue their post-graduate studies in countries under the European Union (EU) after winning scholarships in EU’s Erasmus+ program.
In a statement, the EU said the scholarship would allow students to take MA and Ph D courses in different universities across EU member states, for them “to benefit from the academic expertise and culture of more than one university.”
“This programme gives life changing opportunities for Filipino students to experience living the European culture, learning European languages and being integrated into the European society for one to two years,” the EU said.
Erasmus +, an international academic mobility program, covers air fare to Europe, tuition, and a monthly allowance between P55,000 and P138,000.
In a reception on Monday, EU Ambassador to the Philippines Franz Jessen urged outgoing Erasmus+ students to be “ambassadors of goodwill and agents of change” in strengthening ties between EU and the Philippines.
More than 200 students and lecturers have benefitted from Erasmus+ since 2004.