The Philippines Disaster Relief project continues to help local communities
Projects Abroad’s Disaster Relief project in the Philippines is moving on to its next mission: to reconstruct the grade two section of Banban Elementary School, which was greatly affected by the 2013 Typhoon. Banban Elementary School is 2km away from Bung-aw Elementary School where Projects Abroad volunteers have rebuilt six classrooms.
With the help of dedicated volunteers, this reconstruction effort will begin in the middle of June 2014 and it is expected to be completed in two months.
Projects Abroad established the Disaster Relief project in the Philippines in response to the devastating Typhoon Haiyan disaster in 2013. The project focuses on the northern part of Cebu Island where 874 classrooms were destroyed. The main aim of this project in to bring educational facilities back to working order so that the children are able to have classrooms to learn in again.
‘It was amazing being able to be a part of a project and see it come to life so quickly. With so many people helping and constantly working the school had a dramatic turnaround even in the short week that I was there,’ said a volunteer named Franceska Rolda.
The Disaster Relief project will be running until at least the end of 2014.