Theraconcepts would like to invite everyone to consider supporting this project for children
affected by Supertyphoon Haiyan.
You may also visit Bright Start’s website at: www.brightstartcebu.com
Thank you very much!
School helps children resume a sense of normalcy, which is critical to their emotional recovery. Schools are also a protective environment for children, who are more vulnerable to exploitation and abuse in the aftermath of disasters.
Project Sunshine‘s main goal for the rehabilitation stage (i.e. phase 2) is to provide assistance (resources permitting) to the barangay to rebuild or refurnish their day care center or kinder classroom.
Classes in these areas have already been disrupted. Schools are partially or completely destroyed. We hope that as soon as possible, we can help rebuild the classrooms such that children can learn and play with their friends once again.
Presented below are information we have gathered. Updates will be posted accordingly.
Brgy. Canhabagat, Medellin, Cebu
Canhabagat Day Care Center
Teacher: Brenda Booc
No. of Students: 50 students
Status: partially damaged (roof and door)
Classes resumed on November 25, 2013
Update to be given on the cost of fixing their roof and door.
Brgy. Pandan, Bogo, Cebu
There’s no day care center in Brgy. Pandan.
School-aged children go to Bogo Central School.
Barangay Health Center of Brgy. Pandan, City of Bogo
City Health Officer: Dr. Minerva Millor
Since Bright Start primarily promotes the health and well-being of the children, we have pledged to extend help to Brgy. Pandan Health center. At present, the health center remains closed due to the damages it sustained. Vital basic health services cannot be provided. Our contact person and a health center staff, Ms. Margie Sumayang, has reported that their immediate need is for them to fix the roof. Updates will be given as soon as we have the estimated cost to buy the galvanized iron corrugated sheets that they are requesting.
Update: They need 68 pcs of the G.I. sheets. Total amount: Php 21,119.
Brgy. Libertad, Daanbantayan, Cebu
Barangay Libertad Primary School
School Head: Mrs. Rosannete Espinosa
No. of students per level:
kinder – 25
grade 2 – 22
grade 3 -20
grade 4 – 12
Total: 99 students
Status of 2 main buildings and 1 building for Kinder: totally damaged
According to our contact and a school teacher, Ms. Argin Yongco, DepEd has announced that classes should resume already and they will leave it up to the teacher’s initiative on how to conduct classes. However, students stayed home due to weather conditions (i.e. it is very hot to have classes without roof or they get wet if it rains).
While waiting for concrete plans from barangay officials and the municipal government on the assistance they can get, their school head plans to put up temporary tents. They have requested 40 meters of tarpaulin which costs about Php 250/ meter.
Baybay I SpED School
(Inside Baybay I Central School)
Mrs. Carlyn D. Flores – SpED Teacher
Principal: Mrs. Elsa B. Tabudlong
Hearing Impairment: male-10 female-10 = 20
Visual Impairment/ Mutiple Disabilitiy with Visual Impairment: male-8 female-5 = 13
Intellectual Disability: male-5 female-7 = 12
Learning Disability: male-28 female-12 = 40
Children with Autism: male-6 female-2 = 8
Mainstreamed Children with Disabilities (Grade 1 – Grade 6): male-8 female-6 = 14
Total: 107 students
Age Range: 4 years old through 28 years old
The school sustained minor damages after typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan). The school’s request is for us to sponsor their weekly feeding program since most of their students come from less fortunate families.