On November 8, 2013, Typhoon Haiyan, touted to be the strongest storm ever to hit land in history, swept through Central Philippines completely damaging homes, schools and other infrastructures, and killing nearly 6,000 people and displacing some 4 million. Hardest hit were the provinces of Samar and Leyte, including significant damages and casualties in Western Visayas and Central Visayas. Rotary International has created an entity known as Help & Assistance for Rotary Philippine Districts to rehabilitate or reconstruct schools that were either damaged or completely destroyed by Typhoon Haiyan in order to restore, if not improve their condition so that they can provide again a more conducive learning environment for children. It may also undertake the construction of new schools in newly created campuses designated by government authorities to replace those in danger zones that need to be abandoned. RCM has authorized a grant to $2,000 to Help & Assistance for Rotary Philippine Districts. You can find more info at http://rotaryhelps-philippines.org/rebuilding-schools.