Typhoon Haiyan tore through the Philippines in November 2013. It damaged or destroyed over 2,500 schools leaving the education of hundreds of thousands of kids in tatters. We've already helped more than 5,000 children get back to school by rebuilding damaged classrooms, providing school supplies and school meals, and by making schools safe and fun places to learn.
Today, thousands of children around Tacloban remain unable to return to school, or are learning in poor conditions. Even where classrooms have been rebuilt many families cannot afford to pay for a school lunch, transport or school supplies. If children can't return to school, or learn in poor conditions, they'll receive little or no education and be unable to find stable jobs when they're older.
With your support, we'll help thousands of additional students get the education they need by working with many more schools in, and around, Tacloban. It's now over two years since typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines, but we're committed to supporting education for as long as necessary to ensure no child gets left behind.
If children don't receive an education they won't learn the skills they need to grow into successful young adults who can find jobs and contribute to their communities. Supporting education is a key factor in both recovery from disasters, and also in building stronger communities in the long-term. After all, an educated community is a resilient community!