'Voice Kids' finalists get scholarships


Posted at Sep 17 2014 06:17 PM | Updated as of Sep 18 2014 02:17 AM

'The Voice Kids' finalists (from left) Tonton Cabiles, Juan Karlos Labajo, Darren Espanto and Lyca Gairanod receive scholarships from Eton International School given by Eton president Jacqui Marzan Tolentino. Photo: Handout

MANILA -- Eton International School has awarded a one-year scholarship to "The Voice Kids" winner Lyca Gairanod, and finalists Juan Karlos Labajo. Darren Espanto, Tonton Cabiles, and Edray Leona Teodoro, worth P350,000 each a year.

Eton, located in Malate, Manila, uses a combination of online, face-to-face and personalized instruction with a learning resource management program, which, it said, is ideal for "The Voice Kids" who are busy with their showbiz commitments.

At least once a week, the children are asked to report to school to be hands-on with computers, 3D Science and Math, Practical Life Skills and PE. The rest of the school week shall be spent on customized modules designed according to their strengths and weaknesses.

An internationally certified Eton teaching and learning specialist goes with the children to help them finish through the 10 modules on 10 subject matters.

Gairanod is in Grade 2/3, Cabiles in Grade 6, Labajo in Grade 6/7, and Espanto in Grade 8.

Eton specializes in customized learning ideal for kids who work and study, student athletes, children with disability, differently gifted, and multi-talented kids.

It is the first school in the country to use e-learning software for subjects Science, Math, Biology, Chemistry, Physics and World History.