A few of our accomplishments

Classroom Without Walls

The Classroom Without Walls “CWoW” project, initiated by HS 73 under CHSNAF, was launched during the centennial of the College of the Holy Spirit - Manila (CHSM), aimed to develop and implement an eLearning program at CHSM by tapping alumnae expertise and resources and leveraging state-of-the-art IT tools, world-class educational content, digital media and invent-to-learn activities. CWoW completed its exploratory and pilot phases in 2013 and early 2014, bringing innovations for electronic, engaged, experiential and effective learning to CHSM High School. Thereafter, the program scaled back its pursuits in response to changes at CHSM, then closed in late 2015. With alumnae recently assuming management of our alma mater, CWoW concepts and tools remain relevant. Moving forward, its assets will be channeled to support CHSM’s overall strategy in fulfilling its educational mission.

Typhoon Haiyan: Report from Tacloban

Some notes on the livelihood project with the pedicab drivers and the fishermen of Baranggay 89 and 90 of Baranggay Payapay

• Sixteen pedicabs were made in Cebu City. They were transported to Ormoc, courtesy of a Philippine navy hip. From Ormoc, two army trucks brought them to Tacloban. Ten pedicabs have already been given to the edicab drivers on Dec. 19-20. Earlier, the project community organizer validated their names with baranggay officials as residents of the baranggay.

• Each driver will contribute PhP 10 daily to a group fund towards helping other pedicab drivers who do not yet have pedicabs to eventually obtain one. A passenger pays a minimum of PhP 10 per ride, depending on the distance traveled.

• Additionally, each one will contribute PhP 10 daily towards a common fund. In case the pedicab needs to be repaired and the driver has no means to pay for repair costs, he can draw from from this common fund.

• The above and other related matters (e.g., the pedicab cannot be sold, leased or rented out) are contained in a memorandum of agreement between a pedicab driver and the SSpS. 11,

• Materials – such as the Sta. Clara marine plywood – for the bancas were bought in Surigao.

• In our first meeting in November with the Baranggay residents we identified 48 fishermen. Since then, at least 22 men have come forth and inquired if they can also avail of bancas; hence, the number of materials bought is good for 70 bancas.

• We learned one of the best banca makers in the country come from Surigao. Two Surigao banca makers

came with the materials. They came on a shipping vessel from Surigao to Lilo-an, Leyte; then by land to Tacloban on a 10-wheeler truck and a smaller one.

• The fishermen have grouped themselves into three – each group will alternate in helping the banca makers make the bancas. Help is in terms of carpentry work on the bancas since some of the fishermen know how to do carpentry. Some of them also know how to paint so they will be the ones to paint. The Surigao banca makers are supervising them.

Typhoon Haiyan: Bungsuan Classroom

By Linkapil Program of the Commission on Filipinos Overseas · Updated few years ago

The on-going construction of a two-classroom building project at the Bungsuan Elementary School (BES) in Dumarao, Capiz.

The BES was also one of the public schools in the Visayas affected by Typhoon Yolanda. After Yolanda, the entire 16 classrooms of the school are still unrepaired (unrepaired roofing, windows, and comfort rooms).

Thank you to the College of the Holy Spirit and Feed the Hungry, Inc. for this donation.