LRWF partners with GK USA-Boston and adopts Ark of Noah Community in Bocaue, Bulacan
October 1, 2017
Leisure & Resorts World Corporation
The Philippine Star
Sunday/October 1, 2017
L-R: Mylene De Mesa/ LRWC CorpCom; Regina Benitez/ LRWC CSR Head; Clarita Zarraga/ LRWC Independent Director; Etienne Marsot and Clara De Coha/French Interns of GK Ark of Noah Community; Maricel Villanueva/ GK USA Executive Director; Cesar Santos/ GK Ark of Noah Project Director
Leisure & Resorts World Foundation (LRWF) in partnership with Gawad Kalinga (GK) USA-Boston has adopted the residents of Ark of Noah in Bocaue, Bulacan. GK USA-Boston has committed to build homes for 78 families in the community. This community relocated from temporary shelters along the railroad tracks of Bocaue to a lot donated by a generous local doctor. Ark of Noah residents organized and mobilized efforts to seek help from Gawad Kalinga Development Foundation Inc..
The long wait is over, almost 40 Ark of Noah residents have already moved in to their permanent GK homes. A major problem of the community is the flow of water during monsoon rains, especially during typhoons because of the lack of a drainage system; flooding from knee-high to waist deep is a normal occurrence. LRWF readily addressed the issue and partly sponsored the drainage system for flood prevention based on the estimate and recommendations of the Bocaue Municipal Engineering Team.
The LRWF and GK-USA Boston partnership is committed to homes and community building of GK Ark of Noah as well as promoting activities to empower the residents and be productive contributors of their local economy. *mdm
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