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In pictures - Red Cross Society of China builds classes in Philippines

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Thousands of schools across Eastern Leyte were badly damaged during the typhoon. The Red Cross Society of China has built 166 prefabricated classrooms in 20 schools across the affected region. Patrick Fuller/IFRC

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A senior delegation from the Red Cross Society of China surveys the final stages of the construction of the final temporary classrooms in Leyte Province. Patrick Fuller/IFRC

 

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Lessons in many schools have been held in temporary structures and classes have been held on alternate days due to lack of facilities. Patrick Fuller/IFRC

 

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Maths teacher Doris Salazar struggles to teach in her overcrowded temporary classroom at Palo National High School. The room is exposed to the sun and leaks when it rains. Patrick Fuller/IFRC

 

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The original buildings of Palo National High School lie in ruins after Typhoon Haiyan. Patrick Fuller/IFRC

 

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For many students, schooling was interrupted by the arrival of Haiyan. And while it will be some time before school gets back to normal, the project by The Red Cross Society of China means they can return to studying. Patrick Fuller/IFRC

 

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The temporary classrooms at Palo national High School built by the Red Cross Society of China  classrooms mean that school life can soon return to normal. Patrick Fuller/IFRC


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