In December 2015 the disastrous “Nona” typhoon hit Pinamalayan, a town located in the Oriental side of the Mindoro Island (PH), and demolished many buildings. The Banilad Elementary School was heavily damaged, and 3 classrooms were totally destroyed. The school is situated in a very poor rural area, 15 km away from the main town.
The reconstruction projects was completed, thanks to our partnership with ASF Veneto and the Philippine Women’s Association. The project’s beneficiaries were 275 children attending school and the educational staff, 8 teachers, who until that moment were hosted in makeshift shelters (2016-2018). The structure was made with concrete and steel, with finishes made with local materials such as coconut wood, bamboo and salawi.