Typhoon Haiyan Relief- Education
JDC’s critical Typhoon Haiyan recovery and rebuilding efforts — developed in consultation with local authorities, the Filipino Jewish community, and our global partners — are concentrated on the Philippines islands of Cebu, Bohol, and Panay, whose impoverished, already vulnerable populations were deeply impacted by the November 2013 disaster.
Throughout the typhoon-‐affected region, education is one of the sectors that suffered the most in terms of infrastructure damage. Indeed, estimated damage to school infrastructure stands at approximately USD 51.3 million. JDC is partnering with the Ramon Aboitiz Foundation (RAFI) and with AGAPP to rebuild 12 destroyed classrooms in two elementary schools in the town of Daanbantayan in Northern Cebu, and to repair 4 preschool classroops in Capiz province on Panay Island. These efforts will impact a total of over 1,200 students who have been forced to study in inadequate conditions due to the storm’s destruction.
- Disaster Prevention and Preparedness
- Economic Recovery and Development
- Humanitarian Aid