THE REJOICE VILLAGE
This July 2019, Base Bahay Foundation signed a new project with 4P ForPeople, Inc. for the construction and development of children’s village in Nasugbu, Batangas.
In line with its belief that giving children the opportunity to education is important and key to combating poverty, 4P has initiated and partnered with Base for the Rejoice Village: a small community that helps vulnerable children and families by facilitating security and development for its residents.
The Village is envisioned to have a children’s home that can house up to 48 orphaned children, 30 housing units for families from the slums of Manila, as well as a multi-purpose building for use by the children and community members. The project is also notably environmentally friendly with designs to reduce energy consumption, and emphasis on local labor and natural building materials- a perfect fit for Base Bahay’s building philosophy. 4P hopes to drive developments toward being self-sufficient in terms of creating its own energy, food and water, creating job opportunities and livelihood projects and the like, thus making what the organization calls a fullworthy society.
Construction is set to begin by August of 2019, with all structures to be built using Base Bahay’s Cement-Bamboo Frame Technology. This ensures that its residents have comfortable, disaster-resilient homes, in the hopes of empowering and better-equipping them for a better future.