This year's beneficiary community is Baranggay Paglaum, an upland community in Tacloban. After the assessment and the consultation with the community leaders, our SSEAYP batchmate Jen Culibar shared her findings and recommendations.
Given our limited resources, our batch will focus on providing chairs, tables and other materials for their E-Learning Center which was ravaged by Typhoon Yolanda, and conduct Child Friendly Spaces (CFS) activities. There are still other needs of the community which our limited budget cannot answer this time so we appeal to those with good heart and spare resources to help Brgy.Paglaum as they rebuild their community.
For all those who are interested to offer help and assistance to Brgy.Paglaum through the activities of Project Hope Philippines, please feel send me a message or fill this form. Any help will be highly appreciated.
Location: Brgy. 103-A (Brgy.Paglaum)
Total No. of Households: 136
Source of Income: Farming, vegetable gardening
Needs of the Community:
1. Alternative source of light to illuminate their homes. Today March 31, 2014 the community was told that there will be electric supply that will be connected to their street lights. However, as to the electric supply in each households they still don’t know when, and they could not afford the fee if you apply for reconnection of the electricity.
2. Additional construction materials for the repair of their houses.
3. Repair of the 3 rooms in the primary school as well as the secondary school (please refer to attached photos I posted).
4. Establishment of Health Center. The community is 10 kilometers away from the nearest health center, even before Typhoon Haiyan there’s no nurse or health center in the community, which makes it hard for the community to have access to healthcare.
Needs of the Primary & Secondary School:
1. Repair of the 3 rooms in the primary school as well as the secondary school (please refer to attached photos I posted).
2. Chairs and Tables for the kids, since the chairs were destroyed and damaged by the typhoon, so only a few chairs were left.
3. 2 Tables and 50 monoblock chairs for the E-classroom.
This program is not just a cultural and diplomatic exchange. It is a continuing commitment. It encourages the young leaders to give back to their country through a Social Contribution Activity and Responsibility component. Last year, our batch, through our Project Hope initiative, gave yellow boats, school materials, hygiene and leadership workshop, to school children in Lakewood.
Click here for the story about Project Hope Philippines 2013 in Zamboanga.