We estimate the cost to be $250,000 to serve a town of 32,000 and a continuing student body of 2,150 In addition the library will be open not just for the school, but for any resident for the entire Province of Antique (with an estimated population of 546,000)We intend to completely rebuild the schools so that they will be impregnable to typhoons and most other natural disasters. We also intend to rebuild it as a modern school with appropriate sewage system, safe water, upgraded lighting and 21st century technology. They will also be built to be a safe center in the case of future emergencies. The library will be run by a retired financial expert librarian who is presently living in Pandan and will be stocked through contacts with various non-profits and libraries who will help us develop a library plan that will assist the low income children of this school in moving on to colleges and good jobs subsequently. This will include financial and consumer education as part of the library school complex.
Typhoon Haiyan, the strongest typhoon on record in Philippines has devastated the central island provinces. Antique, among the provinces in the direct path of the typhoon will be the beneficiary of a fundraising campaign by the NAAC and Pandan Bay Foundation.
Over 12,000 families lost their homes in Antique. These families need food and building materials. The province of Antique is still experiencing power outages after Super Typhoon Haiyan devastated parts of the Visayas last week. Officials state the entire province is still without power as of Monday. Of the over 50,000 people that were affected, the majority of them are state government evacuation centers. The Antique provincial government estimate the damage to government facilities and over P50 million. (Source: GMA News – http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story/334921/news/regions/antique-province-still-without-power-over-50k-people-affected)
See below photos taken by local residents of Pandan, Antique:
We are reaching out to our network to provide aid in this time of need. All proceeds will benefit the province of Antique, Philiippines.