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Seashine Siargao

 Creating a space where kids feel empowered to believe they can achieve more in life through joy, education and food.

 

Emergency!
Super Typhoon Odette (Rai): Siargao needs our immediate help!

 

On December 16, category 5 Super Typhoon Odette (RAI) hit the Philippines and made its first landfall on the island of Siargao.

 

Strong winds of up to 260km/h and heavy rainfalls completely destroyed the island within just a few hours. 

More than 90% of the homes and infrastructures got severely damaged or are completely ruined. Water supply, electricity and temporarily the mobile signal got cut off. The situation is catastrophic: Our palm tree paradise - home to many and heart and base of Seashine - turned into a life-threatening desert. 

 

Siargao needs our immediate help!

 

We have been receiving despairing news about the circumstances on the island:

 

News of starved and dehydrated people who have not been receiving any form of support.

News of diseases spreading due to limited access to clean drinking water.

News of people exposed to intense heat and strong rains without any shelter.

 

We are shattered into pieces over what we are hearing and seeing, and are truly worried about the safety of our people - especially the most vulnerable: the children.

 

The road ahead is tough. We kindly ask for your support and donations to conquer the long aftermath of the typhoon!

In Phase 1, all donations to Seashine will be put towards materials for the rebuilding of homes in order to provide roof and shelter to families in and around General Luna.

 

The islanders deserve to have a home and to feel safe. 

We want to show them that they will not be forgotten and that there are people to help them get through this traumatic experience and it’s consequences.

 

Please join us in rebuilding Siargao by donating any amount of your choice!

Super Typhoon Odette (Rai)

 

On December 16, category 5 Super Typhoon Odette (RAI) hit the Philippines and made its first landfall on the island of Siargao.

 

Strong winds of up to 260km/h and heavy rainfalls completely destroyed the island within just a few hours. 

Telecommunications were lost for days; Water supply, electricity and over 90% of homes and infrastructures were severely damaged or completely destroyed. The situation is catastrophic: Our palm tree paradise - home to many and heart and base of Seashine - turned into a life-threatening desert. 

 

Siargao needs our immediate help!

 

We have been receiving despairing news about the circumstances on the island:

 

News of starved and dehydrated people who have not been receiving any form of support.

News of diseases spreading due to limited access to clean drinking water.

News of people exposed to intense heat and strong rains without any shelter.

 

Seeing the current situation on Seashine's home island, we had to stop our regular programs until further notice and are currently working on and finishing up our missions of providing construction materials to local families. 

Photographs after Typhoon taken by Camille Robiou Du Pont

Our mission

Joy

Organising a variety of special activities for the children.

Education

Providing educational support and materials for the children.

Food

Feeding children after every activity and supporting families with rice. 

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About Siargao

Siargao island is a tropical paradise in the Philippine Sea, with a population of approximately 200,000 people. It has become a hotspot for travellers and surfers due to it's abundance of beautiful beaches, serene landscapes, world class waves and most of all the welcoming locals.

 

As the island has become more touristic in the last few years, it has opened a vast variety of jobs for the locals. 

Many families have lost their jobs and/or a stable income due to Covid-19. Kids have been out of school for more than seven months with minimal to no educational support.

This island has become a home to us and many. The two of us, Kefrin and Linn, have been living here for over a year now openly welcomed by the locals. They have shown us so much kindness and generosity, so we want to give back and support them in this time of crisis.

This project means a lot to us and we thank you immensely for any donation you are able or willing to give. What may be small to you, will be big for the families here.

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For more information about our recent activities, please go check out our Blog!

For donors based in Germany / Für deutsche Spender:

Wir arbeiten mit der deutschen gemeinnützigen Organisation justiceF zusammen (www.justicef.org).

Wenn Sie Ihre Spende an das folgende Konto überweisen, kann Ihnen ein Spendenbeleg ausgestellt werden.

Stiftung justiceF
IBAN: DE82370205000008239000
BIC: BFSWDE33XXX
Bank für Sozialwirtschaft

Bitte unbedingt "SIARGAO" als Verwendungszweck angeben, damit die Spende zu uns weitergeleitet wird.

Ihre Postadresse für den Spendenbeleg bitte entweder auch im Verwendungszweck angeben oder per eMail an "office@justicef.org". justiceF stellt die Quittungen dann einmal jährlich aus.