New Latrines for 4,000 school children in Iligan Central Elementary School


Iligan Central Elementary School

Iligan Central Elementary School in Iligan City, Philippines

Rotarians from Rotary Club Chicago Far North donated dictionaries to Iligan Central Elementary School in 2012

Rotarians from Rotary Club Chicago Far North donated dictionaries to Iligan Central Elementary School in 2012

In 2012, Rotarians from the Rotary Club Chicago Far North visited the Iligan Central Elementary School and donated English dictionaries to the school teachers. The Rotarians from Chicago also saw that the school did not have functioning toilets for the students and teachers at that time.

Open sewer of non-functioning latrines at Iligan Central Elementary School in 2012

Open sewer of non-functioning latrines at Iligan Central Elementary School in 2012

Rotarians from Rotary Chicago Far North visiting non-functioining latrines at Rotary Club Chicago Far North in 2012

Rotarians from Rotary Chicago Far North visiting nonfunctioning latrines at Rotary Club Chicago Far North in 2012

The Bayanihan Foundation partnered with the Rotary Club Chicago Far North and the Rotary Club Iligan East to make sure that the 4,000 school children in Iligan Central Elementary School would have functioning and sanitary toilets to use. In 2014, I visited the Iligan Central Elementary School to inaugurate the newly built latrines for the school.

Rotary Chicago Far North donated funds to install two functioning latrines for Iligan Central Elementary School in 2014

Rotary Chicago Far North donated funds to install two functioning latrines for Iligan Central Elementary School in 2014

(standing left) Dale Asis inspecting new wash basins with running water, with Principal Vivian Santiago and teacher Ms. Gutierrez looking on

(standing left) Dale Asis inspecting new wash basins with running water, with Principal Vivian Santiago and teacher Ms. Gutierrez looking on

In August 2014, I helped inaugurate two new latrines at the Iligan Central Elementary School that will provide clean water and washroom facilities for 4,000 school children.

School children of Iligan Central Elementary School made posters and signs showing their gratitude for the new latrines

School children of Iligan Central Elementary School made posters and signs showing their gratitude for the new latrines

These new latrines would not have been possible without the help of my uncle, Dr. Vicente Saavedra and my aunt, Luz Saavedra who helped supervised daily the construction of the latrines. The latrines were also made in partnership with the Rotary Club Iligan East.

Members of Rotary Iligan East and Dr. Vicente and Ms. Luz Saavedra (standing far right)

Members of Rotary Iligan East and Dr. Vicente and Ms. Luz Saavedra (standing far right)

Students from Iligan Central Elementary School

Students from Iligan Central Elementary School

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About daleasis

President of the Bayanihan Foundation Worldwide
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3 Responses to New Latrines for 4,000 school children in Iligan Central Elementary School

  1. I salute them for their charitable works. many thanks.

    • daleasis says:

      Thank you for your positive comments. This project was made possible with the partnership from the Rotary Chicago Far North and the Rotary Iligan East and the support of Dr. Vicente Saavedra and Ms. Luz Saavedra.

      Dale Asis

    • daleasis says:

      Thank you for your positive feedback and for reading my blog.

      Sincerely,
      Dale Asis

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