CARD-MRI to set up more schools: founder

A NON-GOVERNMENT ORGANIZATION helping less fortunate communities is rolling out its educational institution as full campus in the country within the next three years.

The Center for Agriculture and Rural Development – Mutually Reinforcing Institutions (CARD- MRI), through its CARD-MRI Development Institute (CMDI) will roll out the institutions in areas identified for the project, said Dr. Jaime Alip, founder of the organization.

Alip, who met with scholars of CMDI in Tagum city Friday, said that at present, only the CMDI campus in Manila is the only one offering college courses, while its Mindanao branch in Tagum is offering senior high school.

Apart from the school, Alip said the organization is also going to put up a hospital, and later on, a cemetery.

“This was most requested by the members, in order that they are provided with health care, and later on a memorial service,” he said.

CARD-MRI has also a micro-finance arm, a bank and an insurance company with 2, 100 branches nationwide, he added.

 “With all the new developments, we will need at least 21, 000 new staff, and will prioritize people already on the inside,” Alip told the students..

Currently, they are about 4,000 CDMI scholars nationwide.

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