Typhoon Odette, Philippines – Relief fund for an NGO school

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Typhoon Odette, the strongest storm to hit the Philippines this year, has tragically devastated the Island of Siargao and left many of its 140,000 residents without shelter. Siargao was the first area to be hit by Odette on Thursday 16th December. Local authorities say 95% of the island has been severely damaged by the unexpected and out-of-season storm.

The local community urgently need your help. They currently have no access to water, food, emergency medication or electricity (making communication extremely difficult). Resources were already depleted due to the island’s reliance on tourism for income.

We at Espoir School of Life finally managed to make contact with the local community when our principal took a boat from the island to deliver a letter, attached to this post. We were devastated to learn 15 people were injured and one brave parent passed away when trying to rescue many of our students as the ceilings collapsed. The school buildings & facilities were severely damaged, with the roofs and ceilings collapsed or blown away. The school’s personnel and students are safe.

Espoir School of Life is an NGO providing free education and life skills to underprivileged children. The school has 100 students aged 4 to 9. The local community of 480 people, whose homes were flooded or destroyed, have relied on Espoir’s campus as an evacuation centre.

Espoir needs your generosity to urgently rebuild its classroom buildings (a total of 9 buildings: 7 classrooms, 1 canteen, and one meeting room), as well as provide emergency assistance (food & medication) to the local community of 480 people whom are fully reliant on us for help.

The funds will be used as follows:

  • Repair all the buildings: USD 30k.
  • Buy equipment (tables, chairs, printers, computers.) : USD 10k.
  • Food for our students and the community for 1 month : USD 10k.

Any and every contribution will go a long way toward helping this incredible community. Please contact [email protected] or visit www.espoir.ngo should you want to know more about our work at Espoir.


Thank you,

Nicolas Gontard
Founder of Espoir School of Life

Organizer

  • Nicolas Gontard
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  • Campaign Owner

Donors

  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Oct 01, 2022
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  • Tess Pura
  • Donated on Sep 30, 2022
$100.00
  • Chiaki Fjelddahl
  • Donated on Sep 26, 2022
$100.00
Jan 16

One month post-disaster update

Update posted by Nicolas Gontard at 10:32 am

Hi everyone,I has now been exactly one month since typhoon Odette hit the Philippines and our community in Siargao. A lot has happened since our last report, and it is time to update you all.First of all, we are blessed to have you. We have received donations from the 4. . . . .

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Jan 01

New Year Update

Update posted by Nicolas Gontard at 01:19 pm

Hi everyone,It’s now been 16 days since Typhoon Rai (Odette) has hit the Philippines, and we would like to update you on all the progress we have made and the challenges we are facing. In many areas, this typhoon was more devastating than typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) in 2013. Some of. . . . .

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Dec 24

One week post disaster

Update posted by Nicolas Gontard at 04:27 am

Hi everyone,It has been one week after Typhoon Rai (Odette) swept across the Philippines, we want to update you all on the situation.First of all, a huge thank you from all of us at Espoir for your support & generosity. As of today, we have already raised USD 34,000 since. . . . .

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131 donors
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Oct 01, 2022
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  • Tess Pura
  • Donated on Sep 30, 2022
$100.00
  • Chiaki Fjelddahl
  • Donated on Sep 26, 2022
$100.00
  • Benedict Balatbat
  • Donated on Sep 24, 2022
$50.00
  • Shiela Jacobson
  • Donated on Sep 23, 2022
$100.00
  • Siegrid FERLA
  • Donated on Aug 25, 2022
  • Félicitations Younès pour cet incroyable challenge!!! Je vous embrasse 😘

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  • Francois & Safiah Vandenheste
  • Donated on Aug 23, 2022
  • Supporting Younes Cabage as well ;-)

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  • Donated on Aug 20, 2022
  • Formidable Younes & Joelle! You are truly a beautiful and dedicated duo.

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  • Sjoerd Reniers
  • Donated on Aug 20, 2022
  • Go Younes and Joelle!

$120.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Aug 16, 2022
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