Lifeline goes to Iloilo! One Chair, One Child ‪#‎UpuanParaSaKinabukasan‬

On March 31, 2015 a team of seven members of Lifeline went to Iloilo to visit the Estancia Central Elementary School. They went to check up on the progress of the One Chair One Child project and visit the factory where the chairs were being made. The factory currently has 8 craftsmen working two shifts (morning and night) to meet the quota of 3003 chairs. The chairs are handcrafted to be sturdy and made to last. Much of the schools property is still in ruin and there are still many school rooms that need to be repaired. The damages incurred during typhoon Yolanda are still present even after two years have passed. There have been other NGOs helping rebuild the school but the lack of basic necessities like running water take precedence according to the schools Principal. We look forward to our next visit to Estancia Central Elementary School and seeing  more children smiling and enjoying their right to a proper education with safe and enjoyable facilities.

Lifeline goes to Iloilo! One Chair, One Child ‪#‎UpuanParaSaKinabukasan‬

The Lifeline team, including Roy Fischer and Sophie Tuellmann from Germany, Ana Mae Cantel and Carolle Ravena from Iloilo, along with Mr Gerry Tingzon, Central Estancia Elementary School’s Principal, and our contractor for the chairs, Mr Aries Duallo.

Lifeline goes to Iloilo! One Chair, One Child ‪#‎UpuanParaSaKinabukasan‬

It starts with a pile of wood…

Lifeline goes to Iloilo! One Chair, One Child ‪#‎UpuanParaSaKinabukasan‬

Shaped into the chair seat, back, legs and desk…

Lifeline goes to Iloilo! One Chair, One Child ‪#‎UpuanParaSaKinabukasan‬

Put together carefully…

Lifeline goes to Iloilo! One Chair, One Child ‪#‎UpuanParaSaKinabukasan‬

And put together securely…

Lifeline goes to Iloilo! One Chair, One Child ‪#‎UpuanParaSaKinabukasan‬

Varnished for endurance…

Lifeline goes to Iloilo! One Chair, One Child ‪#‎UpuanParaSaKinabukasan‬

Dried until ready for use!

 

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