A Computer Lab for Planza Island School

A microproject by International Disaster Volunteers (IDV)


This project will provide a computer lab for Planza Island School. The school was struck by typhoon Haiyan, which tore through the Philippines in November 2013. The school's 204 kids are now learning in damaged classrooms. One of these classrooms was supposed to be a computer lab but until the classroom can be repaired, and refurbished, these plans have been halted. With your help we'll change this and open the computer lab.
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Typhoon Haiyan damaged or destroyed over 2,500 schools leaving hundreds of thousands of kids traumatised and without an education. Many kids are now back in school, but are still learning in tents or damaged classrooms. With so many basic needs unmet, longer term plans to improve education through computer classes have been halted. This puts kids at a further disadvantage and threatens their future by denying them important skills.


By donating today, you'll help us repair the computer classroom at Planza Island School and make it secure and electrically safe. You'll also allow us to buy or build furniture so that computers can be installed. The Department of Education will provide 15 computers once this work is complete. The kids will then be able to learn the skills they need to find stable work in the future.

Long-Term Impact

Your donations will provide 204 kids with the skills they need to find stable jobs and escape poverty when they're older. Planza Island is not far from Tacloban but its more rural location means that kids there are poorer, and more neglected, than those in the centre of the city. By allowing us to open a computer lab for these kids, you'll ensure they not only recover from typhoon Haiyan, but also build stronger futures in the long-term.



Organization Information

International Disaster Volunteers (IDV)

Location: Bristol, Somerset - United Kingdom
Website: http:/​/​www.idvolunteers.org
Project Leader:
Emma Taylor
Bristol, Somerset United Kingdom

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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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