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Clean-up activities kick-started at Typhoon Odette-affected schools! [Philippines]

The typhoon had swept away numerous trees and had scattered debris on the school grounds, which were yet to be cleaned after five months of its arrival in Visayas, Philippines.

These schools are finally about to resume in-person classes, after more than two years of closure due to COVID-19. The clean-up activities being organized are part of an effort to safely welcome back the students on campus – with help from barangay officials (“barangays” are the smallest administrative bodies in the Philippines) and learners’ guardians who can safely operate chainsaws.

It is really admirable how these volunteers are working to mutually help, to ensure the continued learning of children! This project is supported by the Japan Platform. Your continued support to help resumption of school activities and education recovery would be truly appreciated.