BTE Student Stories


For three BTE-Parañaque, Philippines students, the BTE experience consisting of health career seminars, mentoring, immersions, and academic support culminated with the award of a full scholarship to the University of the Philippines Manila – School for Health Sciences (UPM-SHS) in Palo, Leyte.

Febe, Aizel, and Melanie were excited to continued their education and hoped to pursue higher levels of education after graduating with their midwifery degree. As stated by Aizel in a local newspaper article, the BTE experience “opened her eyes to the need of her community.” For Febe, she saw the BTE experience paving the way to higher education in the Philippines, where she could continue to work in her community, rather than leave the country.