Case Studies

Little teachers with big hearts: How students helped create…

Elementary students in North Samar are helping create a reading centre to support non-readers in their school.
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Arman’s story: Swimming through adversity 

Arman, a husband and father, was so worried about his family’s safety that he decided to swim about five kilometers back home when Paeng hit their hometown.
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Nini’s Story: A Mother’s Resilience 

Nini from Upi, Maguindanao recounts her life as a 44-year-old mother living with a disability.
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Delia: Farming for her grandchildren’s future

Delia recounts the damaging flood at her hometown of Catubig, Northern Samar after being severely affected by non-stop rains.
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Micaella: Dreaming of better living conditions after flood

9-year-old Micaella recounts the worst flooding she experienced after non-stop rains poured in Las Navas, North Samar.
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Mary Jean: Coming Back Stronger After Typhoon Odette 

Before Odette, Mary Jean was the proprietor of a promising small business in Malabuyoc, Cebu. Unfortunately, the super typhoon washed out her supplies and forced her to start back at zero. With…
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Andrew: Youth Plays a Role in Protecting Children After Disasters …

At a young age, Andrew found his calling to engage with people to address social issues. After Typhoon Odette hit his community, he became one of UNICEF’s supported youth volunteers.
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Dana: Inspiring Students After Typhoon Odette

Dana has always dreamed of becoming a teacher, but the impact of Typhoon Odette has made teaching much more challenging for educators in Southern Leyte. With help from Learner Kits provided…
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Roberto: How Gardening Allowed a Family to Recover After Typhoon…

After Typhoon Rai destroyed his crops, Roberto and his family’s lives were turned upside down. With seeds and gardening tools from Japan Platform, they were able to recover their livelihood…
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Jean: Planting Seeds of Hope

Jean is a single mother from San Francisco, Southern Leyte whose main source of income is selling vegetables that grow in her backyard. When Typhoon Rai destroyed their house and garden, they…
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Maasin City’s Small Miracle: How an Elementary School Overcame…

To keep a school running after Typhoon Rai and in the midst of the COVID-19 Pandemic, educators, communities, and organizations worked together to empower students.
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Angelie: Protecting Children After the Typhoon

For Angelie and the youth in her community, Typhoon Odette was a collective nightmare. With support from UNICEF, Angelie became a Child-Friendly Space team leader to safeguard the children in…
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