Learning Center in Village Canbintan, Ormoc City, Island of Leyte, Philippines

After the latest Earthquake hit the island of Leyte in July 2017, village Cabintan was one of the worst affected mountain villages. Ormoc City Government had initially announced there willingness to fund a learning center in village Cabintan. However, since the area is very vulnerable and a lot of roads needs repair, it will not be possible to construct a learning center within 2018.  We are right now seeking funding partners for this project. 

Total cost for construction including all materials and labour is 20.000 GBP. The aim is to start construction of a learning center in this village within the spring 2019.

The learning center can be understood as a “drop-in” after-school facility and a safe environment that motivates the youth in the age of 4-17 to study, play and form an inspired relationship to self directed learning.


After the latest earthquake hit Village Cabintan in 2017

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Initial Funding for the construction of a Learning Center will now go to road repair

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Village Cabintan is located in the mountains with very limited ressources. A Native Narrative designed learning center, would be much needed here.

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Children suffering in the aftermath of yet another natural disaster hitting their village. 

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People queueing to get access to emergency goods in the weeks after the Earthquake.  Read more about the eartquake we experinced in 2017 here


Located in the “Pacific Ring of Fire” the Phillippines is highly vulnerable to typhoons, earthquakes, volcanic activities, floods and tsunamis. The country ranks as the third most disaster-prone country in the world based on the 2015 World Risk Index. Each of the Learning Center Projects are constructed Typhoon and Earthquake resilient.