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Program Overview

and Highlights

December 7, 2013 – May 7, 2014

mission statement
Mission Statement

YPDR ensures that safety, environmental protection, and professional management practices govern our operational programs and procedures as we work to achieve our goals: provide storm-strengthened shelter and safe and sustainable classrooms, rejuvenate water, sanitation and hygiene facilities, manage environmental and economic initiatives, provide training and responsible employment to local residents, and coordinate logistical support with the international aid community in their disaster response effort.

housing program
Housing Program

In partnership with Polish Humanitarian Action, YPDR is building 1000 storm-strengthened core shelters for families in need

model house construction1
Model House Construction

Innovation in Development

18sq m living space

Concrete posts for a stable foundation

Design is upgradeable and movable to allow families to customize and relocate their homes if necessary

Elevated bedroom floor for improved air flow and safety in the event of flooding

Woven bamboo siding (Amacan) for increased ventilation

Slanted siding for structural stability and increased living space

Covered outdoor patio to provide shade

Cross bracing and metal strapping to keep the house sturdy in the event of a future storm

housing program highlights
Housing Program Highlights

1. Built 7Phase !, II, and III model homes in Barangay Sungko, Barangay Kabangbang, Barangay Beigad, Barangay Sillon, Barangay Kang-Kaibe, Barangay Suba, and Barangay Poocwith the help of local carpenters.

2. 695homes have been built thus far.

3. Distributed materials for 891homes.

4. Trained 99local carpenters in storm-strengthening construction techniques.

5. Interviewed 325 people in need of homes in the list of beneficiariesas well as

6. Performed 206 post-construction surveys regarding the building quality of the new homes

school program
School Program

YPDR is working to rebuild schools on Bantayan Island by clearing debris, re-roofing classrooms, repairing electricity, rejuvenating water and sanitation facilities, and replacing completely damaged classrooms

school program highlights
School Program Highlights
  • Removed 102 truckloads of debris
  • Painted 2 wells
  • Repaired and painted 19 classrooms
  • Repaired and painted 6 bathrooms
  • Built and planted 7 garden boxes
  • Repaired 2 canteens
  • Repaired the rain gutters on 5 classrooms
  • Installed 1 concrete pathway
  • Plumbed 7 sinks
  • Built 1 tool shed
school program highlights continued
School Program Highlights Continued

Repaired and painted 1 entryway

Painted 5 rooftops

Repaired and painted 7 walls

Painted and repaired 7 courtyard benches

Painted 1 courtyard stage

Repaired 1 broken door

Built 2 disposal bins

Painted 74 tire planters

Painted 20 concrete flower planters

Painted 49 hanging planters

school program successes continued
School Program Successes Continued

Painted 54 school signs

Built 1 teacher’s table

Unclogged 6 restroom drains

sanitation facility repair
Sanitation Facility Repair

YPDR recognizes the vital importance of proper water, sanitation, and hygiene facilities and practices in preventing illness and keeping people healthy and safe

sanitation facility repair highlights
Sanitation Facility RepairHighlights

1. Repaired 7 hand washing stations at 5 schools

2. Restored the water supply to Santa Fe High School.

3. Returned 21 toilets to operational status at Santa Fe High School.

4. Conducted a hygiene promotion session and performed educational puppet show on hygiene for over 5,500 children in the municipalities of Santa Fe, Madridejos, and Bantayan.

5. Provided hand soap for all hand washing stations at Santa Fe High School.

6. Conducted damage assessments of the water supply and toilet facilities at 24 schools on Bantayan Island.

7 . 10,020bars of soap have been distributed to students and families.

environmental restoration program
Environmental Restoration Program

Utilizing the oceanographic knowledge of YPDR’s President, Christopher White, a former commercial deep sea diver, and Director Joseph Ferris III, a veteran captain with over 15 years experience on a scientific research vessel, YPDR is restoring native marine habitats through the use of artificial reefs.

environmental restoration program highlights
Environmental Restoration Program Highlights

Built a low impact oceanographic research vessel

Conducted 7 underwater surveys to locate damage to coral reefs

Built 5 “fish condos” which are limestone based structures designed to mimic native coral, attract fish, and stimulate coral regeneration

  • Distributed and delivered 1500 bags of rice (37,500 kilos), 700sanitation kits, and 3000 water kits to local families with Malteser International
  • Delivered a truckload of school supplies, 45 tents, and 25 shelter kits with Malteser International
  • Transported 150 emergency shelter kits with UNHCR
  • Unloaded a shipment of rice from World Food Programme with Samaritan’s Purse
  • Distributed 129 boxes of clothes from a private donor
  • Delivered 50 kilos of rice from private donors to Bantayan District Jail
joint medical missions
Joint Medical Missions

In conjunction with our partner organization SAMU, YPDR has facilitated the medical treatment of 3, 357 patients in the course of 18 medical missions

maritime rescue
Maritime Rescue
  • Instituted the island’s first ever emergency communication system to coordinate effectively in future emergencies
  • Evacuated 300 people from a stranded ferry off the coast of Bantayan Island
  • Provided safe transport in YPDR vehicles for 4 children who required emergency medical treatment in Cebu
educational puppet show
Educational Puppet Show

YPDR’s educational puppet show has been performed for over 6,000 children. The show educates kids on hygiene topics, like washing hands and rushing teeth, in a fun and accessible way.

beach cleanup
Beach Cleanup

YPDR has hosted 7 beach cleanups with local children in Santa Fe, Bantayan, and Madredejos. After picking up the beach with the kids, we give a talk about the importance of keeping the beaches clean

art program
Art Program

In conjunction with 24 project, YPDR hosted an art therapy program for 100 children in Santa Fe


Support Our Work!

  • Contributions in Perspective:
  • $1000 USD will sponsor the training and materials for a local carpenter to build a home for a family in need, the construction of a sustainable food production garden on the building site, and one goat for a family in need