One of the little known consequences of the super typhoon Haiyan that struck the mainly agricultural province of Leyte, Philippines in 2013 was the mass movement of adults, usually heads of families, to the major city centers to look for work after the total loss of viable farming. In some cases, one or both parents left their family home, resulting in abandonment of children, leaving them vulnerable. Many dropped out of school, or experienced serious threat of discontinuing their schooling.
FPVI complements local government and community efforts. It re-enrolled the children in school and established weekly supplemental study sessions and additional instructions from volunteer teachers. It nurtured and helped children support each other to foster a sustained sense of belonging. FPVI acts to ensure that the child overlooked, or neglected, or discarded, is brought back into a context in which he or she may thrive, and become productive young adults and citizens.
In affording them the opportunity to study and complete high school education, children in this program can pursue college education or train for a vocational skill in trade schools. Education and training will increase their chances of earning a good livelihood or getting a job, and will make of them productive members of the community and, potentially, act in a support capacity to other children who may need the assistance that they themselves received.
This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).
Municipality Competitive Index
BMI Research: the aftermath of super typhoon Y