Sholing Philippines Project 2016


In February 2016, students and staff from The Sholing Technology College, Southampton travelled to The Philippines to improve the lives of some of the world’s poorest and vulnerable people. The team worked in two areas:

In Manila the group continued their work with the Philippine Community Fund (PCF), a Hedge End based charity that provides education to the children and support to the communities working in Manila’s dumpsites. The group will ran three field trips so that the 600 children in PCF’s school has the opportunity to spend a day away from the dumpsite area. They also painted a mural in the outdoor garden at the school.

During the second week of the project, the team will flew to Tacloban on the island of Leyte to build two playgrounds donated by Playdale Playgrounds of Haverthwaite, Cumbria. Tacloban was devastated in November 2013 during Super-Typhoon Haiyan when two thousand people in the city were killed. The first playground was built at “The Lighthouse” in the town of Palo near Tacoban for the use of the community there, and the second was built at the Daniel Z. Romualdez Memorial Elementary School in Tolosa, that was devastated by Haiyan. The group also painted a mural at both the Lighthouse and School to complement the playground and participated in pre-school and feeding programmes at the Lighthouse.


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