Help a Child Prepare for Disaster



Location: Lao, Linao, and Ipal, Philippines (Ormac City, Philippines relocation sites)

Beneficiaries: 110 sponsored children and their families living in Lao, Linao, and Ipal

Background: For the past five years, the Philippines has experienced many natural disasters, such as earthquakes and typhoons. Ormoc City, due to its location in the Philippines, is particularly vulnerable to these natural disasters. Recently the city was hit by two earthquakes and a major storm, which led to the destruction of homes, excessive flooding, flashfloods, landslides, and claimed thousands of lives and buildings. Because of this, it has been deemed urgent to teach the residents disaster preparedness.

Specific Objectives

  • To increase knowledge on self-protection during and after any disaster

  • To provide information on disaster preparedness to the sponsored children and their families

  • To decrease the absenteeism numbers among sponsored children due to flooding and water-borne diseases

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