Students in some areas devastated by typhoon Yolanda will go back to school this June with new classrooms, as ABS-CBN’s Sagip Kapamilya has begun building seven new classrooms in Dulag National High School in Dulag, Leyte, and three classrooms in Basiao Elementary School in Basey, Samar.
Through the combined efforts of the local communities, barangay officers, Armed Forces of the Philippines, and Philippine Navy along with Sagip Kapamilya, the classrooms are expected to be finished by the end of May, or before the new school year starts. The classrooms were designed by Energy Development Corporation to be typhoon-resistant and will be furnished with arm chairs, electric fans, and toilet facilities. Sagip Kapamilya also continues to rebuild the livelihood of the typhoon victims.
Following the distribution of fishing nets and more than 100 boats to some families in Basey and Dulag, Sagip Kapamilya will also put fish processing facilities in Dulag so that fishermen can further support their children's education.
There are 4,000 boats more to be distributed to the residents of Dulag, Basey, and to Sta. Rita in Leyte and Marabut in Samar.
Sagip Kapamilya also eyes other livelihood projects for different barangays of Basey and Dulag, including crab cultivation, agriculture, weaving, and ecotourism.
As mandated by President Noynoy Aquino through his appointed Presidential Assistant for Rehabilitation and Recovery (PARR) Panfilo Lacson, ABS-CBN will implement long-term rebuilding projects in the towns of Dulag and Basey. Sagip Kapamilya has also widened its efforts by sending help to neighboring towns Sta. Rita and Marabut. Other typhoon-hit towns or areas were also assigned to various development partners of the government.
For updates on ABS-CBN's Sagip Kapamilya rehabilitation projects for the typhoon Yolanda survivors and donation details, log-on to www.abs-cbnnews.com/tulongph.