A Kickstarter project from ClassAct is raising $30,000 for pledges to fund a low-cost school construction and design project. The organizations plans to rebuild the St. Vincent Institute in the town of Maribojoc, Bohol after the the school was among those destroyed by Super Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) last year.
The money we raise through Kickstarter will go towards the construction of one of the three classrooms at Maribojoc, Bohol. We've raised enough to build the first; our target of $30,000 will go to the second; and $50,000 will allow us to build a third.
The design of the school draws inspiration from the traditional Filipino “verandah” open living spaces. The structures and materials are well-thought of and use modern engineering and local materials such as
Beyond Maribojoc, ClassAct hopes to bring its transformative social model to the rest of the Haiyan-affected areas of the Visayas (Tacloban, Samar, Leyte, and Cebu) in need of new facilities. Funding is already secured for a second set of classrooms for the municipal of Loon, Bohol.