In March 2015, I went back to Giporlos, Samar Philippines and donated used computers to Giporlos National Trade School, the local high school in Giporlos, Samar, Philippines. Since 2014, the Bayanihan Foundation has invested in long-term sustainability efforts in Giporlos and other towns in Samar devastated by super typhoon Haiyan, one of the strongest typhoons ever recorded to hit landfall.
Through the generous donation of Linda and John Jamrozy and other donors of the Bayanihan Foundation, I was able to buy used computers in Chicago and donate them to the Giporlos National Trade School. Evelyn Castillo of the Bayanihan Foundation ensured the smooth transition and donation of the used computers. Evelyn will also follow-up and make sure that the computers will be put to good use. The school’s computer lab was completely devastated during typhoon Haiyan and so the used computer donations were warmly welcomed.
Many of the students were excited to used the computers. High school sophomore student, Hector Fabillar of Giporlos National Trade School in Samar, Philippines expressed his gratitude on the recent donation of used computers from the Bayanihan Foundation. Hector said that he’s excited to use the computers and learn to use Auto-CAD software to help him in his dream to become an engineer someday. The used computer donations are another example of the Bayanihan Foundation’s extending its resources to help for the long-term.
The Bayanihan Foundation is planning to have a fundraiser in Chicago, Illinois on May 31, 2015. 97% of all funds raised go directly to programs like used computer donations like these. Will you consider donating and helping the Bayanihan Foundation fulfill its mission of Filipinos abroad helping Filipinos at home?