As part of its efforts to assist with disaster response in the Philippines, Give2Asia has partnered with Philam Paaralan, a project organization founded in 2012 by the Philam Foundation, in partnership with the Department of Education. Philam Paaralan (“Philam School”)
aims to provide access to education through building fully-furnished classrooms in calamity-stricken, unserved, and underserved areas. With matching contributions of
$45,000 each, the $90,000 funding from Give2Asia and Philam Paaralan will build 4 new classrooms in San Jose Central Elementary School in Tacloban City and Cantahay Elementary School in Guiuan, Eastern Samar.
In 2013, Give2Asia chose to focus its long-term recovery work in Guinan, the third poorest municipality and the Philippines’ first point of contact with Yolanda. This partnership exemplifies not only shared values, but also the significance and efficacy of collaborating with local NGOs with expert, on-the-ground knowledge.
Philam Paaralan uses steel frame technology in the construction of classroom facilities, as well as promotes hygiene and healthy living by providing Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) facilities. It seeks to rebuild 29 classrooms in Yolanda-hit areas within the first quarter of the school year.
For more information about Give2Asia’s Yolanda response efforts.
For more information about Philam Paaralan’s work.