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October 21, 2009

MTF Urgent Action Relief Operation
Assistance for Students of Napindan Elementary School Taguig City


When typhoon Ondoy hit Metro Manila, floods decimated many parts of the Manila and its satellite cities. Government and humanitarian relief operations are providing food and medical assistance to many in need and The Maple Tree Foundation (MTF) has received funding to help flood victims from generous donors. A MTF Urgent Action Program has been organized to assist relief efforts and our program is focused on helping children in areas that cannot be addressed by other organizations.

Urgent Action Needed

The Napindan Elementary School in Taguig has been badly affected by typhoon Ondoy and extreme flooding. The students come from an impoverished community, many of their homes have suffered serious flooding and many students have lost most of their belongings, including their school supplies. Since the typhoon and flooding, only a few students have been returning to school. The school principal at the Napindan Elementary School identified an Urgent Need to the MTF. Students were in dire need of school supplies to encourage them to return to school.

Action Taken



The MTF purchased and assembled school supplies for the students in need at Napindan Elementary School. The MTF school supply relief package contained; a school bag, note books, writing pad, pen, pencil, eraser, sharpener, slippers, biscuits, and juice. On October 16, 200 school children, half of the population of grade one students, received these much needed school supplies.


Excited students line up for their school supply relief package

Whatís Next?

The 200 school children is a small portion of the 1,741 Napindan Elementary students and there are many schools in need in the Manila area. There are damaged schools in Pasig City, Quezon City, Malabon-Navotas, Manila, Mandaluyong and Taguig City. More work still needs to be done. The MTF is receiving more donations and targeting more students and schools and Your Help Is Needed.

How much will it cost?

Two hundred pesos (Php 200: CAD 4.50)...thatís the cost to supply one student with school supply relief package..

You can donate and help kids in need get back to school. Even a small donation can make a big difference.

Donate any amount that you can afford - pls use the currency converter below to see actual PHP amount to be donated

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