Granada Elementary School is on  Gigantes Norte Island.


Gigantes Norte is part of the Gigantes, a group of 10 islands off the north east coast of Panay around 18kms (11 miles) from the mainland.


Often on the path of typhoons the islands have been hit recently by  Typhoon Ursula (Phanfone) on Christmas Day 2019 , Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) in 2013 and by Typhoon Frank (Fengshen) in 2008


Granada faces a continual struggle to provide an education and help to its students and families who rely solely on subsistence fishing for their income.


Around 90% of the houses on the Gigantes Islands were destroyed.

Granada Elementary School


Due to it’s lack of communication facilities the students and teachers face challenging conditions with very poor phone and internet coverage.

How we help

Initially We started to help Granada in the summer of 2023. In January 2024 our first materials arrived composed of a number of books as well as some computer equipment with Scratch 3 installed, a program from MIT to teach young children to code which can be used without the internet. These computers are being used during catch up Fridays.

Did you know?

Granada Elementary School is a two hour boat ride from the mainland and has 477 students and 15 teaching staff..

Our impact

"A million thanks Overseas Development and Education

From the bottom of our heart."


"We the LES family were lucky and blessed to be your charity beneficiary."


Marlon Macalino