Rebuilding communities: Construction and repair of damaged schools in Camotes Islands
The Camotes group of islands received a surge of relief aid, but the ILO realized that public assets restoration was an area that needed more attention. Thus, the ILO worked with the International Mission Board (IMB), the Baptist Global Response (BGR) and Disaster to Development (D2D) to repair and rebuild structures in five public school devastated by the super typhoon.
Prior to actual construction work, the skilled workers trained their unskilled counterparts in basic structural guidelines. At the same time, they all learned about the latest disaster resilient designs employed by the Department of Education (DepEd). These preparations set up the workers so that later on they would be more competitive in the job market.