Yolanda stories show durability of human spirit
This is a press release from FNF.
MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines remembers the first anniversary of the super-typhoon Yolanda, the strongest typhoon ever to make landfall, on November 8, 2013.
While there is still much to be done to rebuild the province of Leyte, this video by the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom (FNF) shows an unshaken and durable component - the human spirit.
The most inescapable image of Leyte was the resilience of its people, of the steel will to rebuild their lives, their families and their towns, and of the abiding energy that emanates from the dream of a better future.
Watch video (above) of Palo rescue volunteer Jay-ahr and 7-year old girl Tsynna, and see how their town is getting back on its feet. Find inspiration in the stories of hope and of dreams that never vanish in spite tragedies.
In April 2013, FNF organized an "I Am Free From Corruption" Freedom Run in Palo, Leyte. In May 2014, 6 months after Yolanda devastated the province, FNF was asked to organize another Freedom Run as a symbol of enduring hope. It was themed "I Am Free To Dream."
Together with civil society groups, school materials were presented to children, and a housing rebuilding project and tree planting activity were participated in by the Council of Asian Liberals and Democrats (CALD) and Presidential Adviser for Environmental Protection Sec. Neric Acosta. - Rappler.com