Palo, Leyte: US Ambassador to the Philippines Philip Goldberg led the turnover of 10 classrooms to the Palo National High School on Friday to restore access to education by Typhoon Yolanda-affected communities here.
In his message, Goldberg stressed that the project is part of the
$143-million commitment of the US government to provide educational assistance to the 2013 super-typhoon victims through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).
“These 10 classrooms are part of the 199 completed buildings which USAID built in the many Yolanda-affected areas here in Eastern Visayas.” Goldberg said.
He said that out of the targeted 310 classrooms which are to be completed by December 2016, 199 have been completed, while 111 are undergoing construction.
Meanwhile, Leyte Gov. Dominic Petilla thanked the US diplomat, particularly the USAID and non-government organizations, saying that their assistance was a big help to the province to hasten its recovery from devastation faster.