Yolanda Relief Efforts Update No. 25 – Yolanda classroom repairs at 66% completion
Over 29,000 elementary and high school students affected by super typhoon Yolanda in Northern Cebu will soon be able to get back in the comfort of improved classrooms as the Aboitiz Foundation confirms that its ongoing schools rehabilitation plan is on track with its target completion.
As of end-June, overall project completion is at 66% for the 130 classrooms being repaired and 21% for the 70 that are being newly constructed in the towns of Bogo and San Remigio, which were among those heavily damaged by Yolanda in the province.
In Bogo, repairs are 58% complete, while new classrooms, 23% done. Repairs and new constructions in San Remigio, on the other hand, are 72% and 15% completed, respectively.
“The rise of these schools symbolizes Visayas’ renewed hope for a better life for its children and the future generations,” stressed Aboitiz Foundation Managing Trustee and Chief Operating Officer Sonny Carpio.
The Foundation earlier announced that the target overall completion is by October this year so that these classrooms can be turned over by November – a year exactly after Yolanda wreaked havoc in the region.
To date, a total of P164 million of the P254 donations culled from the #BangonVisayas campaign, has already been allocated for the Northern Cebu schools rehabilitation program.