UPDATED ON SEPTEMBER 9, 2014
We still need PhP383,829 to complete the rebuilding of Logon Elementary School in Malapascua Island (Barangay Logon).
MALAPASCUA AND SUPER TYPHOON YOLANDA
Malapascua is an island north of Cebu. It is known for its world-class dive sites and the regular presence of thresher sharks (Alopias pelagicus). Thresher sharks regularly visit Monad Shoal, a seamount 8.16 km due east from Malapascua, because of their significant relationship with resident Cleaner and Moon wrasses. The cleaning activity is known only to Malapascua Island, making this community valuable to Philippine tourism and the economy.
Malapascua was badly damaged by Super Typhoon Yolanda. While it was fortunate enough not to have any casualties, an estimated 90% of the island was devastated, affecting approximately 7,000 people and 1,200 families.
Pre-Yolanda (Top) and Post-Yolanda (Bottom)
LOGON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Logon Elementary School is one of three schools on the island and is the largest one, catering to over 900 students and 22 teachers. There are approximately 50-60 students per classroom. Category 5 Typhoon Yolanda damaged 13 out of the 16 classrooms, including the principal’s office, library, and computer room.
SPS’s partner, Globe Telecom, donated two large tents for temporary classrooms. Donations coursed through Thresher Shark Divers enabled the rebuilding of kindergarten classrooms and the repair of a few more classrooms, while donations from an individual enabled the repair of two more classrooms.
SPS AND THE PROPOSED SCHOOL
SPS has been working with the school on various environmental initiatives since 2012, such as the Arts-Science Festival and waste management programs. SPS and the Global Shapers Manila Hub have raised enough funds to build a structure with three classrooms and two floors. For the design and structural plan, SPS partnered with Architect Sarah P. Canlas to build a well ventilated and well lit structure to decrease dependency on fossil fuel and create an environment that is conducive to learning—a contrast to the dark, crowded classrooms that the school has.
As of September 2014, SPS and the Global Shapers have collectively raised P1,900,000. The foundation and structures of the first and second floors are already in place.
The project is approximately 60% finished. We still need to raise PhP380,000+ for materials, transport costs, and labor to complete the project.
The budget shortage is due to donors who will no longer be able to donate. One donor decided to use funds for much-needed sanitation facilities on the island, while another donor’s business unfortunately burned down.
All previous donors who have provided email addresses receive regular updates via e-mail, with photos and access to scanned copies of receipts and payrolls.
begging calling for more donations.
We need to raise P383,000+ in a month. We have no disposable funding to organize an event, so we’re just appealing to your hearts through this blog entry.
There are two possible ways to donate:
Account number: savephseas[at]gmail[dot]com
Via bank deposit
Account Name: Philippine Seatizens Inc.
Account Number: 1430146735
Bank Name: Banco de Oro
Bank Branch: SM Pasig Branch
G/F SM Supercenter Pasig, Frontera Verde, C5, Brgy. Ugong, Pasig City
SWIFT Code: BNORPHMM
Please send us a copy of the deposit slip so we can account for all donations and we can put you on the donors’ list!