The first project we are involved in is a 110 sqm community center for children located on the site of an old jail cell (also damaged by Typhoon Yolanda) next to a health center and a basketball court. The small village of Cagbuhangin just 15 minutes from Ormoc City.
The center will be an after school and weekend facility where kids of various ages can meet, play and feel secure in a space dedicated to them. Having seen how incredibly resourceful kids around here can be, its clear that just a roof over their heads would be a huge improvement from playing in the streets.
Currently, one building is being developed in particular but talks have begun with Richard Gomez, Mayor of Ormoc, with the potential to build in other villages.
Jakob will be running the design process while Cecilie is supporting the local team on the Project Management side.