School Supplies and Book Distributions
Typhoon Haiyan destroyed or damaged over 2,500 schools, and essential school supplies and books were also lost as a result.
While rebuilding classrooms is important, it’s also vital to provide children with learning materials if they are to receive an effective education.
So, we provided school supplies and books for tens of thousands of children affected by the typhoon.
Book Distributions with BWB
We’re currently working with our local partner Balangiga Without Borders (BWB) to help distribute tens of thousands of books.
In December 2016 we supported the transport and distribution of over 20,000 books from Manila, and onto typhoon affected schools in Leyte and Samar.
In September 2015 we also worked with BWB to help distribute over 10,000 books.
School Supplies with VFV
In March 2016 we worked with our local partner Volunteer for the Visayans (VFV) to provide essential school supplies for fifty children enrolled in an Alternative Learning System (ALS) at a high school in Tacloban.
These kids previously used to scavenge on the city’s dumpsite and the ALS allows them to re-integrate into a formal learning environment, at a pace adjusted to their previous level of education.
Book Distributions with CANVAS
In September of 2015 we worked with our partner, the Center for Art, New Ventures and Sustainable Development (CANVAS) to provide books to over 300 children affected by typhoon Haiyan.
School Supplies with Partner Schools
While our international volunteers were in Tacloban we also provided school, arts and sports supplies to many of the schools and daycare centres we also helped by rebuilding or repairing classrooms.