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Learning Center in Relocation Area, Ormoc City, Island of Leyte, Philippines

This United Nation Development Programme (UNDP) Relocation Site is located in the outskirts of Ormoc City. 55 families was relocated here as their homes were destroyed by typhoon Haiyan in 2013.

The homes are designed by UNDP and these are built well but the spaces in between are yet to be developed and currently feels uninspiring for social interactions.  The community also lack livelihood opportunities. We are right now seeking funding partners for this project. The aim is to start construction of a learning center in this village within the spring 2019.

 

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Context

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.