This year’s second batch of JAAF’s Immersion Link for Enablers and Adapters Program (iLEAP) graduated from their training at Pizza Hut on 17 April 2024.  Now in its third year, JAAF iLEAP has been helping out-of-school youth second-chance learners as they hurdle training and prepare them for possible employment.

The TESDA NC II and ALS graduate trainees from Quezon City, Pasig, and Caloocan included Jay Person Bondoy, Edward Casalhay, Diana Mariz Morales, Chris Jun Lu-Ang, Patrick Linggana, Danica Bautista Roma, Iris Pantenople, and Mary Grace Lavariño.  All 8 of them received job offers from Pizza Hut.

The graduation of the ‘best batch ever’ was attended by PPI’s Ms. Chacha Juinio, CCO, Ms Rose Herrera, SVP for HR, and Mr. Al Guillermo, Training Head. DepEd was represented by Ms. Victoria  Dela Cruz and Ms. Gemma Abanilla, Education Program Specialists II in ALS.  USAID O2 representatives were Mei Parbo, Glee Jalea, Dindo, and Marlet, while J. Amado Araneta Foundation was represented by ED Diane Romero, with Glenda Carlota, and Yasmin Medina.