Roof for Education: Paypay Elementary School

Somewhere north of Cebu sits the town of Paypay of Daan Bantayan. Like other islands in Central Visayas, it too was struck by the Super Typhoon Haiyan commonly called Yolanda last November 2-11, 2013.

Paypay Elementary School, Brgy. Paypay, Daan Bantayan, Cebu, Marked with Blue (Satellite view by Google)

Paypay is part of Daan Bantayan– A 1st class municipality of the Cebu Islands that is partially urbanized. Its industries are its produce of Sugarcane & Coconut, and its tourism- Popular for its white sand beaches.

View from their Backyard: Daan Bantayan Coasts at Paypay

When the Super-Typhoon Haiyan struck Central Visayas, Paypay Elementary School and many other houses and facilities from the area sustained damages, torn roofs and collapsed halls.

Worn-down roofing materials

In response, it has been chosen as one of the beneficiaries of the “Adopt-a-School Program”  of Colorsteel Family otherwise called “Roof for Education” – where a building struck by a calamity will be re-roofed.

Paypay Elementary School Panorama View: Donated Roofing on the structure, Far-right

Faculty Building & Library: Roofed by Colorsteel Family

A look inside the building takes you to the faculty room, a classroom under renovation, and their small library where they also keep their supplies and projects.

The renovated faculty room

Vacant room for cleaning

The School’s small collection of Nat-geo magazines, Reference Books and Story Books

Crafts created by the students

Faculty members prepare their spills for the Turn-over program, the same day

A Turn-over ceremony for the Donated Roof was arranged to be held during the annual Brigada Eskwela for 2014- a community clean-up drive where students and their parents participate.

Brigada Eskwela banner

Parents arriving for Brigada Eskwela 2014

Students wait as their parents participate in the Brigada

Children wait in the vacant rooms

A parent walks beside a smoking pit of collected refuse

Parents & Students gather around the faculty room for the program

Children pose for a shot during the program

Marketing Manager, Peter Galang endorses the roof to Paypay Elementary School

Principal Rommel Compuesto receives the Certification for the Turn-over of Roof

Students line up to receive their treats

The new roof was installed conveniently in-time for the start of classes. With the joint effort of Colorsteel Family and other charity organizations, Paypay Elementary School can recover soon.

Goodluck to Paypay!



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