- Tacloban, Philippines
- January 2016
- Two weeks
- Grant Recipient: Timothy Brideson
- A life changing trip to the Philippines See all Project Updates
In 2013, the biggest typhoon ever recorded made landfall in Tacloban, Philippines, killing 5877 people. The rebuild was a slow process, and Timothy and the team were on hand to construct two classrooms, a medical room and toilet blocks at a school. Timothy also conducted education sessions with the local builders on how to cyclone-proof infrastructure, and educated the students on the importance of hygiene and sanitation.
The new building will be the biggest centre for miles and will play a critical role in restoring the hope and strength of the Tacloban community.
Timothy Brideson from Mount Waverley, Victoria teamed up with a group of Aussie tradies, led by Queensland builder John Tucker, to rebuild toilet facilities at a damaged school in Tacloban. The father of two was excited to put his skills to helping those in need.