Club International Projects
Grand opening of Jan Harris Library and Evesham Hall
Our Club was very honoured to find that the Authorities in Cebu decided to name the library in the new school after our past president and past District Governor Jan Harris, and their Hall is to be called Evesham Hall.
The photographs of parts of the new school and the opening ceremony can be found on our photo gallery.
Following some discussions with the Department of Education (DepEd)it has been decided that an additional 12 classrooms are going to be built at the school. There has been a strong shift in enrolment from nearby schools which the DepEd feels is as a result of the Tech Voc classes that are to be offered.
The result is a change in the plans which are now under discussion. This obviously is a long term gain for the school, whilst causing a small delay in the completion of the Rotary element in the school. New plans for discussion are below.
Update on progress
Good to hear from you! Thank you for your welcome news.
I am sending you photos at my last site visit. The digging shown there is for the classroom building that the government is building in accordance with our MOA. The plants on containers represent the school's "movable" garden, as we do not know where the other government classroom building will be constructed on the site.
Early February is the best time to visit the Philippines, as it is the coolest time of the year and relatively dry. We hope that you and/or your club members come and visit the project.
Aims of our project with Cebu
Following the devastation caused by Typhoon Haiyan in 2013 Rotarians in District 1100 raised money to support the people of Haiyan. This was organised by one of our Club, Jan Harris, who was District Governor at the time. As a result our club has been heavily involved in administering the project funds through Rotary International. We were very successful in obtaining a Global Grant to support the project. The outline of the aims of the project are shown below.
We will endeavour to keep everyone up to date with the progress of the project as we receive information from the Phillipines.
Rehabilitation of Paypay National High School buildings in the municipality of Daan-Bantayan, Cebu Province, Philippines, which were severely damaged by Typhoon Haiyan in November 2013. The school is home to 300 students and 10 teachers in northern Cebu. The rationale behind the Rotary Global Grant (RGG) proposal is four-fold: First, to rehabilitate selected parts of the typhoon-damaged physical plant, and in particular, to provide for lab/classroom space, which will be needed starting in SY2016-2017. Second, to provide specialized training to selected teachers to teach the selected technical vocational (tech-voc) courses that will be offered as part of the new Grade 11-12 curriculum, as well as continuing education coursework for the math and science teachers. Third, to provide the equipment needed/required for the courses to be taught at PNHS, both for the tech-voc courses and for the basic science course laboratories (Biology, Chemistry and Physics). And lastly, to provide adequate supporting facilities to allow for the smooth operation of the PNHS, such as library books and equipment for the administrative functions.