Program Overview and Highlights. December 7, 2013 – May 7, 2014. Mission Statement.
December 7, 2013 – May 7, 2014
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.
In partnership with Polish Humanitarian Action, YPDR is building 1000 storm-strengthened core shelters for families in need
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
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
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
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
Painted 54 school signs
Built 1 teacher’s table
Unclogged 6 restroom drains
YPDR recognizes the vital importance of proper water, sanitation, and hygiene facilities and practices in preventing illness and keeping people healthy and safe
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.
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.
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
In conjunction with our partner organization SAMU, YPDR has facilitated the medical treatment of 3, 357 patients in the course of 18 medical missions
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.
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
In conjunction with 24 project, YPDR hosted an art therapy program for 100 children in Santa Fe