You Can Help Build A Computer Lab for the Hearing, Visually Impaired


Young people with visual impairment learning to use computers (MIcrosoft YouthSpark stock photo)

In November 2013, super typhoon Haiyan hit Tacloban City, Leyte. It was one of the strongest super typhoons that ever hit landfall. Today, the city continues to reel from the  typhoon’s devastation due to climate change. In 2019, the Bayanihan Foundation continues to invest in the region when all the nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) and aid groups have packed up and left. You can help make the foundation’s dream of long-term sustainability and help children at Leyte National High School who are visually and hearing impaired recover and thrive.

Evelyn Castillo (right) visits Special Education Coordinator Estenelle Macul (left)

Dale Asis and Evelyn Castillo visits Leyte National High School (2018)

In 2019, Bayanihan Foundation plans to build a computer lab for tudents who are visual and hearing impaired. The computer lab will also help students who have learning disabilities. Such a computer lab in a public high school dedicated to learners with special needs will be the first one in the island of Leyte. Will you make this gift of education a reality? Because learning and education is much needed especially those who have special needs.

Leyte National High School Special Education Coordinator Estenelle Macul uses sign language and leads class of hearing impaired students

  • Your donation of $5 can buy one book of sign language and materials for one child,
  • Your donation of $50 can buy 5 months of Internet access for 39 children,
  • Your donation of $100 can buy 3 speakers and headsets for the hearing impaired,
  • Your donation of $500 can buy one used computer with assistive technologies for the hearing and visually impaired,
  • Your donation of $1,000 can buy one big screen TV and one printer to help the teacher learning process, OR
  • Your donation of $5,0000 can pay for the computer lab and name it in your honor.

Youth with visual impairment at Leyte National High School with Dale Asis (seated right)

Students with special learning needs at Leyte National High School in Tacloban, Leyte

Evelyn Castillo and I visited the students who are visual and hearing impaired and those with special learning needs. They welcomed us into their classroom. I was struck that their classroom did not have a single computer or assistive technology or device to help them with their learning. You can help change all that.

Students with special learning needs and their teachers at Leyte National High School, Tacloban City, Leyte

A donation of any amount will help make the first computer lab in a public high school dedicated to learners with special needs, and probably the first one in the island of Leyte. Will you make this gift of education a reality? Because learning and education is much needed especially those who have special needs. Donate securely online by clicking on Paypal button on the top right hand corner of this page.

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About daleasis

President of the Bayanihan Foundation Worldwide
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