Global Playground is proud to announce that it will build three new classrooms for students at Mangoso Elementary School in Mangoso, Sigma, Capiz, Philippines.
Mangoso Elementary School currently serves a population of 378 students and 15 teachers. In November 2013, Typhoon Haiyan damaged all of the classrooms at the school, six of which were completely destroyed. Global Playground will rebuild three of these classrooms for students in third and fourth grades. Additionally, a water catchment will be affixed to the roof of the new classrooms to capture fresh drinking water for the community.
“Global Playground is excited to invest in Mangoso Elementary School and in the future of its students,” said Doug Bunch, Chairman of Global Playground. “These new classrooms respond to an urgent need at the school.”
The village of Mangoso is known for its expansive farming plains and rice crops. There are 2,125 residents, most of whom are rice farmers, earning $2-3 per day for their efforts. On November 8, 2013, Typhoon Haiyan occupied Capiz for over five hours, devastating the province, destroying homes, buildings, and schools, and affecting hundreds of thousands of residents of the province, including those in the village of Mangoso.
Global Playground will partner with Advancement for Rural Kids
(ARK) to build the new classrooms. ARK works in rural communities in the Philippines to feed kids, get them back to school, and create new income for their families. Among other projects, ARK has piloted a school feeding program to address malnutrition in rural communities.
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