Hawaii National Guard heads to The Philippines to help rebuild school damaged by Typhoon HaiyanUPDATED 7:19 PM HST Jun 12, 2014Video Transcript
Hundreds of students affected by Typhoon Haiyan are getting their high school rebuilt. Governor Neil Abercombie announced the mobilization of The Hawaii National Guard to the Philippines this month to continue recovery efforts. KITV4's Nana Ohkawa reports... This shell of a building in Tacloban City-- is Marasbaras National high school. It's one of the city's main schools.. But like so much of the surrounding area ... It was devastated by Typhoon Haiyan. Since that November of 2013, Hundreds of students have been learning in makeshift classrooms under trees and in tents. 4016 IN ONE TENT CHILDREN ARE ALL PACKED TOGETHER SO HOW CAN YOU CONCENTRATE 24 Now... Some hope. Governor Neil Abercrombie says the Hawaii National Guard is mobilizing to fix the school's two heavily damaged buildings. 3449 WE ARE GOING TO RE- ROOF THE BUILDINGS AND PUT MORE IRON INTO IT MAKE IT HARDEN REDO ELECTRICAL SYSTEM PUT IN NEW WINDOWS FLOORING AND OTHER THINGS 59 Abercrombie says it's just a first step to an on-going process to make sure the youth in the community know they haven't been abandoned and forgotten. 3158 WE BELIEVE WORKING ON INFRASTRUCTURE ON THE SCHOOL THAT GIVES US AN OPPORTUNITY TO HAVE LASTING RELATIONSHIP WITH THOSE YOUNG PEOPLE LONG AFTER IT TAKES TO BUILD THE STRUCTURE11 4030 IT MEANS THAT HAWAII IS THERE FOR US THE UNITED STATES IS THERE FOR US THEY GOT OUR BACKS AND THEY ARE SUPPORTING US IN THIS TIME OF NEED 43 Reconstruction begins at the end of this month. The school is expected to be completed in September. Nana Ohkawa KITV4 news. The estimated cost to rebuild the school is 1 million dollars. The project is funded by the federal government.