In Yolanda’s wake: VFV’s Director reflects

A year on from history’s worst recorded storm, VFV Director of Operations Helena Claire A. Canayong looks back on VFV’s work rehabilitating the communities ravaged by Typhoon Yolanda. The 35-year-old mother of two was forced to take her family and swim to higher ground when Yolanda struck in November last year. “My husband and I

Better days ahead for rural school

The teachers and students of remote Tugop Elementary School will receive a year’s worth of teaching supplies and educational materials plus some new equipment thanks to VFV’s Adopt-A-School program. A group of donors in Australia have adopted the tiny Tanauan school which lost all of its resources in Typhoon Yolanda. Lita Indic, who teaches grades

New computer lab for remote school

A new computer laboratory is underway at Planza Elementary School thanks to VFV’s Adopt-A-School project. The remote school situated on a small island in municipality Babatngon, about an hour from Tacloban, was selected for the Adopt-A-School project two years ago. Multiple international donors adopted the school — funding annual teaching supplies and student materials. A

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