Solar and Wind Power Inititiative on Malapascua!

TweetRecently, a team from Project Enkindle and Sustainable Energy and Enterprise Development for Communities (Seed4Com) came to Malapascua to install renewable energy systems! What a great gift for the island! This first trip was install a 600-watt pilot hybrid solar and wind powered system in Logon Elementary school, the same school that TSD has been helping to rebuild. […]

There Are Many Ways to Change a Life

TweetAnother guest blog post from a volunteer on Malapascua, this time from Phillip Heidt. Phillip did a wonderful job fundraising and helping out on the island.  Read on…. There are many ways to change a life I have never really considered becoming a volunteer abroad until I saw the damage left by Yolanda. It wasn’t […]

How can I help?

Tweet  Thank you to guest blogger Cassidy Jackson-Carroll for this entry. Cassidy is an Australian lass with bags of energy and an infectious laugh who came to Malapascua insistent on helping the wake of Typhoon Haiyan. She has had some great adventures like the time she was dressed as a boxing kangaroo at the Olympics…. […]

A vistor’s perspective….

Tweet  Today’s blog is a guest entry by recent TSD diver, Chris-Fick van Niekerk. Chris came to Malapascua for nearly 3 weeks to learn to dive and to do some volunteer work at the school where among other things he knocked down a wall for us…. The thresher sharks would come later. Looking back on the material […]

Our new PADI Course Director

Tweet  Great news at TSD today! Our head PADI Technical Instructor, Jason Orage, has been accepted on the prestigious PADI Course Director Training Course in March to become a fully fledged PADI Course Director, the elite of PADI teaching professionals!!! When he returns to Malapascua Island in April after the two week course in Malaysia, Jason will be […]

Before and after houses!!!

Tweet  As you may know, Typhoon Haiyan destroyed many of our staff’s houses and we set up a fundraiser to help them rebuild. So that you can see our progress and so we can have proper documentation ourselves, we have done our best to keep photographic records of before and after. Take a look at some of […]

Rebuilding the School

Tweet  We are really pleased to be involved in some really exciting, innovative work that is underway for Logon Elementary School on Malapascua.     The school was badly damaged in the typhoon, but everyone felt it was important to get the school up and running as quickly as possible to restore the kids to […]

Rebuilding homes: Phase 2

Tweet  Our last blog entry about TSD’s relief efforts discussed the destruction of most of the houses on Malapascua and our plans to rebuild the homes of our staff members using the very generous donations we have received since the typhoon. TSD staff, in particular, Candice, Xesus, Jasmine and Gerard, have been working very hard to bring […]