Monday, 11 July 2011

Current Project 2: Rizal Learning Center in Bohol

Tagbilaran City, the capital of the island province of Bohol, is the recipient of the second current Philippine project of the KOR and LFR Bonn Chapter. The organisation, in cooperation with barangay chairman Odysseus C. Glovasa and other local officials, developed the barangay library of Poblacion 3, one of the 15 barangays comprising the city. 

Rizal Learning Center in Poblacion 3, Tagbilaran City, Bohol
In 2007, when the barangay hall building was upgraded, a Learning Center was added in the basement of the new building. Although construction officially finished in 2008, the Learning Center remained incomplete until 2011.  Chapter Commander Peter Plueckebaum and Adviser Jeni Plueckebaum initiated contact to the Barangay and after presenting the situation of the Learning Center to the oganisation, garnered the strong support of the LFR LOR Bonn Chapter. In the months thereafter, bookshelves, tables, chairs and writing boards were gradually supplied to the Learning Center. 

Rizal Learning Center in Poblacion 3, Tagbilaran City, Bohol

The project is now at the stage of donating reading materials, particularly reference books from all areas of knowledge. English language books are widely available and relatively cheaper in the Philippines; therefore it was decided to source them locally.  A continuous turnover of books is planned for the coming months and years. 
Brgy Chairman Glovasa with some youths

The project aims to potentially serve roughly 6000 residents of Poblacion 3 in Tagbilaran City. Currently, the Rizal Learning Center is also used by out-of-school youths for learning. 

(written with Lady Jeniffer Plueckebaum, LFR Bonn Chapter adviser)

Do you want to help us in supporting the Rizal Learning Center of Poblacion 3? Please feel free to contact LFR President Lady Helen Lacuna at and KOR President and Chapter Commander Sir Peter Plueckebaum at

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