FWN Women’s Center
Help us build a women’s training center!
To support the Solar Project, there is a need to have a training center with a daycare facility.
Currently, we are working with (former) Mayor of Marikina City Marides Fernando. Marides is now a private entrepreneur and her firm (www.bfmetalcorp.com) has a government contract with the Philippine Department of Education to build 2,000 classrooms. She has offered to build a Training Center on vacant land owned by the Mondejar Family where some of the women beneficiaries of the Solar Power Systems Training Program will be trained.
A 65 square meter classroom will cost $25,000 to build and also requires 100 square meters of land area. FWN CEO Marily Mondejar is pledging her share of the Mondejar vacant land in Cabalawan, Tacloban City for this project.
FWN helped rebuild the Convent and Media Center of the Pauline Sisters in Tacloban City with a $10,000 grant. The Pauline Sisters will allow us to conduct our trainings at the Alberione Hall (once it’s repaired with solar panels). Currently, the Pauline Sisters have been helping the 25 women we’ve selected at the center. Here's the Pauline Sisters' Wish List:
- Talk back intercom_Vid recorder
- Video Mixer
- Wireless Microphones
- MAC and PC Computer Systems with video and audio software programs
FWN also donated $5,000 to the Holy Infant College's Balay Darangpanan - Mercy Center - as the Psychosocial Healing Center for Women, Girls and Children Survivors of Typhoon Yolanda and the Mercy Hospital Tacloban City (see photo below). Their Wish List includes:
- E-Library Development and acquisition of reference materials and equipment in setting up the Library
- Computerized tomography (CT scan) equipment
- Elevator for their 4-story hospital. They have to rely on staff members carrying patients up flights of stairs.