As it was "Partially" damaged by Super Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda), only some roofs of San Victor Elementary School were repaired during recovery efforts because the priority was given to totally damaged structures. In June 2015, Uswag Kita Inc. [a non-government, non-profit local organization] introduced SVES to the ILO and eventually a group of worker-beneficiaries, most of whom were women and parents of the SVES pupils, fully repaired the Social Hall, the Home Economics room and a Grade VI classroom.
During the implementation, the sub-project also introduced the principles of decent work to the worker-beneficiaries, by ensuring payment of at least minimum wages, enrolment in social protection and provision of appropriate protective gear. In a message during the inauguration ceremony, a mother related how the 30-day project challenged them and changed their lives for the better through not only the much needed income, but also because of the longer term impact on their children’s education and by demonstrating how they can play a key role in rebuilding their own communities. The inauguration event was attended by Honourable Ruperto Gamez, Chairperson of Barangay San Victor, Tanauan, and representatives from the Department of Education (DepEd), Leyte Division Office.
|Mr Jonathan Price, Chief Technical Advisor of ILO Haiyan Response, emphasises the importance of decent work in his address during the inauguration of rehabilitated facilities in the San Victor Elementary School campus on 18 April 2015|
|The newly rehabilitated Social Hall of the San Victor Elementary School in Barangay San Victor, Tanauan, Leyte. Also repaired were the Home Economics room and a Grade VI classroom|
|The pupils of San Victor Elementary School (SVES) presented handwritten cards expressing their gratitude to their benefactors|