The work of the Scandinavian Children’s Mission (SCM) in the Philippines is progressing rapidly concerning the repair and rebuilding of schools and houses that have been affected by the typhoon Haiyan in November 2013.
In cooperation with the Tacloban City Administration, SCM started to rebuild and renovate damaged elementary schools and was also engaged in rebuilding 378 houses in the outskirts of Tacloban. This long-term project is progressing fast and the first buildings that have been renovated are already inaugurated. Last week a handing over ceremony of the Tacburu School was held and on Friday 21st, the Scandinavian School as well as the completed work on the 378 houses was handed over. The Mayor, the Vice Mayor and the School Division Superintendent, together with other VIPs of Tacloban, were present at this celebration. The villagers and schoolprincipals together with the local authorities praised the donors for their generous gifts.
Other six schools are still in varying states of repairs but are progressing very well. Furthermore, the Scandinavian Children’s Mission signed a new contract for the reconstruction of a High School, which was totally damaged in the storm. There are still houses that need renovation and SCM has also distributed building materials to families to enable them to fix their homes themselves.
The work in the Philippines is going on well and the Biltema Foundation is happy to be supportive to a successful organisation to contributing to the restoration of many people’s hopes and lives.