Atty. Loida Nicolas-Lewis, founder and president of The Lewis College (TLC) and Dir. Shinichiro Suetsugu, founder and director of Kokusai Kotoba Gakuin (KKG) in Shizuoka City, Japan signed a historic Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) in a gesture of solidarity and friendship on December 19, 2011 in Rockwell Center, Makati. This event was witnessed by Dr. Rose Anonat – TLC Officer-in-Charge, Mutya Acebron – TLC Coordinator, Mr. and Mrs. Hideyo and Marietta Sato – TLC Nihonggo Instructors, and Ms. Sonomi Takatsuka – KKG Instructor.
“Thank you very much for your generous contribution to The Student Loan Fund in memory of your forebear, Dr Silverio Garcia. You will enable poor but ambitious Sorsoganons to complete their college education and pursue their dream of a better life.” — Atty. Loida Nicolas-Lewis, President
Sorsogon City, Philippines – Niles and Meleneus Perlas, a Filipino couple residing in New York, USA recently donated $5,000 for The Lewis College (TLC) in their desire to support the needy but deserving students in Sorsogon. Half of this amount was donated by KDP Foundation, a foundation set up by Mr. and Mrs. Perlas named after their daughter Kristine Perlas.
This scholarship from KDP Foundation is for students who are poor but have exemplary performance in studies and passed the screening of the TLC Executive Committee. The other half will be for an evergreen loan fund, the Niles and Meleneus Loan Fund which will be made available to qualified TLC graduates who lack funds for processing their papers but are already scheduled to work abroad.
In the spirit of philanthropy embodied by Reginald and Loida Nicolas-Lewis, another Lewis family member recently granted a $5,000-dollar Evergreen Loan Fund for The Lewis College teachers with the purpose of later on, accumulating interest which will provide scholarships to deserving college students.
Mr. Gavin Sword, husband of our founder’s daughter Ms. Leslie Lewis-Sword, decided to set-up the “Delana and Rod Sword Loan Fund” in honor of his parents from Nanaimo, British Columbia.
Mr. Gavin Sword is a founding partner in First Associates Investments, an investment banking and brokerage concern in Toronto, Canada. His father, Mr. Rod Sword, is a retired lieutenant colonel from the Royal Canadian Air Force, who now owns and manages the Sears department store franchise in Nanaimo. On the other hand, his mother, Mrs. Delana Sword is a critical care nurse in Nanaimo.
Mr. and Mrs. Sword visited Sorsogon last February 21, 2011 during the Culminating Activity of The Lewis College’s 10th Year Anniversary. They were deeply impressed with the efforts of the Lewis Family in providing good education with global emphasis here in Sorsogon City. Mr. Sword also gave a two-hour lecture about his field in Aeronautics to TLC high school students, along with the other guests of Mrs. Lewis from New York who talked about their respective professional fields. The Lewis College is indeed grateful for these men and women who have inspired the students to continue finishing their studies and achieve their goals in life. Mabuhay to the Sword family!