Cagayan de Oro and Iligan City almost sink out the map as typhoon Sendong exiled the Philippine Area of Responsibility last December 18, 2011. As Sendong intensify, Cagayan and Iligan people were severely hit by the rampaging flood waters with massive amount of mud leaving thousands dead and hundreds missing.

All were caught unprepared. Properties and livelihoods were gone as well as the lives of many of them. But one thing can never be taken away from them is the right of the students to education.

In the aftermath of the typhoon, preparations have made for the opening of schools. In Cagayan de Oro and Iligan City, the Department of Education is now on the process in order to be ready for the holding of classes. Moreover, some schools that are still using as an evacuation area will not yet hold regular classes instead an alternative mode of lessons will be use such as module and stress/play therapy will be use on most affected areas.
The local government makes sure that in couple of weeks, the evacuees will transfer to their temporary tent house so that the regular classes will resume in able for the children cope to the missed lessons and uplift their spiritual and moral aspects in life.

By: Mrs. Zulita Villones

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