THE PHILIPPINES: Build and Repair Schools

Build and repair school buildings in the Romblion Province of the Philippines. Participants will help maintain school buildings, including, if they wish, assisting installation of water pumps or setting up libraries. Volunteers will be asked to encourage the use of libraries through school visits and talks with students, who would otherwise not likely see a library until college. In addition to introducing children to libraries and the fun of reading, volunteers will be painting roofs, walls, chalkboards, desks and other equipment. Volunteers will get a full understanding of the culture while living with local families, eating traditional foods and understanding the way of life. Placements are btwn 2 weeks ($1597) and 4 weeks ($1997).