Meet Remitly Scholar, Jomyka! She is a part of the Remitly Scholars Program as a student at the University of the Philippines. She is in her last year at the university working toward earning a BS in Mining Engineering.

Jomkya spent the summer in a 2-month long plant practice at Lepanto Consolidated Mining Corporation in Benquet. It is similar to an internship but since mining companies are usually far from cities in the Philippines they will typically offer lodging for the students to reside close to the mines throughout the program. However, students are required to purchase their own safety gear and equipment but Remitly was able to help Jomyka through the Remitly Scholars Program.

She had a great time in the mines and learned a lot about mining operations, mineral processing in the mill plant, and the general ins and outs of working for a mining company. Check out photos from her plant practice below.

Mining in the Philippines in Benquet Jomyka Mining Engineering student in the Philippines

Jomyka Mining Engineering student in the Philippines

Jomyka Mining Engineering student in the Philippines

Jomyka Mining Engineering student in the Philippines