• USaid builds 2 schools for Yolanda survivors


    THE United States Agency for International Development (USaid) will turnover two new school buildings to typhoon Yolanda survivors in Palo, Leyte this week.

    A statement from the US Embassy in Manila said Usaid chief human capital officer Elizabeth Kolmstetter is scheduled to visit Palo, Leyte on Thursday to inaugurate projects that support rehabilitation efforts in areas devastated by Yolanda.

    Kolmstetter will turn over two school buildings in San Jose Elementary School. These buildings are designed to withstand strong winds and earthquakes.

    The project which cost P12 million included six classrooms furnished with students chairs, steel cabinets, blackboards, fire extinguishers, teacher kits, desks and chairs.

    “More than 200 students who have been attending class in temporary learning spaces and makeshift classrooms since Typhoon Yolanda destroyed their old school buildings last year are expected to benefit from this USG assistance,” the statement said.

    Leyte Gov. Leopoldo Dominico Petilla and Palo Municipal Mayor Remedios Petilla are expected to join local officials during the turnover ceremony.


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