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Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Scholarship Fund for "Little Kibungan" Victims Needed

28 elementary, high school, and college students from "Little Kibungan" may not be able to continue their studies this year.  They are among the hundreds of residents who lost their loved ones or homes and now live in tents after being temporarily housed at the National Irrigation Administration (NIA) building in Wangal, La Trinidad, Benguet.  Should you wish to help these kids , please get in touch with the President of Benguet State University, or the Chancellor of  UP Baguio through Professor Faye Abalos ( Kibungan Students

For background reports on the "Little Kibungan" disaster, see the following articles:

♥ "Little Kibungan Takes Comfort in Faith" by Maurice Malanes

♥ "A Benguet Story: Little Kibungan Landslide" by Kat Palasi

Thanks to Rotary International, several families displaced by the "Little Kibungan" landslide are temporarily housed in white "shelter boxes" set up at the Veterans Federation of the Philippines (VFP) headquarters in La Trinidad, Benguet.  Hopefully, these victims of typhoons Ondoy and Pepeng will soon find permanent  resettlement areas where they can have access to suitable livelihood sources.

Little Kibungan victims 1 sms photo

Little Kibungan victims 2

Little Kibungan Victims @ NIA


divs said...

hi there! i just want to more updates about the victims left in the tent city. how many families are left? how about the children?

scott saboy said...

hi divs, kindly get in touch with Prof. Faye Abalos (email addy at the end of the article). thanks! :)