| High school girls
help repair their school |
Photo: Dennis Saco
Among the most adversely affected by the 7.2 earthquake that struck Bohol last October 15, 2013 were its school buildings and classrooms.
As a former teacher and as volunteer from the private sector, one of my immediate concerns was the extent of damage inflicted on the educational institutions across the affected areas in Bohol.
I even posted our photo documentation and factual assessment of the damages in my FB account
CELEVEL & LOU HELP OUT
Both accomplished ladies set up a Facebook page dedicated to raise funds for rebuilding damaged school buildings and classrooms that were devastated by the earthquake
Here's the link: Art Auction & Sale
Bravo to you ladies!
The island that is known for its rustic charm is blessed with white sandy beaches, beautiful scenery and heritage buildings from a bygone Spanish era that bespeak of its graceful and historic past.
Unique flora and fauna abound and so with peace- loving people who are known to be warm, friendly & hospitable.
THE AFTERMATH OF THE 7.2 EARTHQUAKE THAT STRUCK BOHOL
October 15, 2013
No one would have guessed what Mother Nature has in stored for Boholanos until a strong earthquake shook the island and left much devastation on 15th October.
The entire province touted to be the next Bali or Phuket of Asia fell on its knees.
No electricity for more than a month, hundreds of school, churches and buildings were destroyed or have to be abandoned, thousands of people were left homeless, millions of lost livelihood and industry.
Children in the worst affected areas have to stop schooling for 2 weeks as entire areas and facilities needed to be abandoned due to multiple sinkholes and other risk-related issues.
They slowly trickled back to make-shift huts and tents to continue their education.
But since Bohol is tropical - rain, storm, typhoon and many other weather challenges have dampened the enthusiasm to go back to school. We know there are people who care for children and their future.
We hope we find more and more friends who will support the drive to raise funds to help the local community with the Department of Education and two local organizations (BRIDGES and Bangon Bohol) rebuild the schools they have lost.
Children who will become adults and parents in the future will have the education they need to have the opportunity to have better lives.
Your help isn't going to stop at giving, it will trickle into a better life for the child, the community, for Bohol and the world.
One life saved and improved can multiply in many ways.
And yet, we trust that you will be blessed far more than you give
Photo Credits: Dennis Saco & Blu Chalce