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School Blackboards for Tanza Elementary School
Supertyphoon Yolanda causing extensive damage to schools of the Philippines including the loss of buildings, equipment and learning materials.
From varying sources I learned that collectively almost 6,000 classrooms were destroyed and a further 14,500 classrooms sustained damage while 2,500 day care centers have been damaged or destroyed.
Tanza Elementary School is just one school of many. They needed 11 blackboards 12 of 15 classrooms lost their roofs (or were destroyed) and many of the blackboards were damaged by heavy rainfall.
Cost of materials using local construction company $435 (AUD)
Cost of labour using local tradesman $150 (AUD)
TOTAL $585 (AUD)
Materials were paid for and delivered on 16 June 2014 to the Tanza Elementary School. I was onsite during the delivery to check the order and hand over materials to the tradesman. Local carpenters hired by the school constructed and installed the blackboards. I visited the school and paid them then the job was completed in late June 2015.