Reunited with the bunkhouse kids

On my last day in Estancia, Iloilo before returning to Australia (April 8, 2014), the kids living in the tent city (emergency shelter post Typhoon Yolanda) were concerned because they were being moved to bunkhouses in another local government Barangay. I had them write down their full names so I could find them when I returned. My friend Matt Kennedy took this video of me seeing the kids and their parents again (May 28, 2014).

These were the sames kids who showered me with balloons and love when I had been sick some months earlier.

Reunited with the Canonasa family in Estancia, Iloilo (Philippines).

If you are wondering what it might be like to live in a bunkhouse, check out the video below.

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Written by Melinda J. Irvine

Melinda J. Irvine is a professional writer, small business owner, and daily blogger — helping real people like you find their voice and share their burning message with the world (and their employees). In her spare time, Mel is busy building (and writing) a free online learning centre for the marginalised kids of Estancia, Philippines.

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