TACLOBAN CITY, (PNA) – International non-government organization SOS Children’s Villages will turn over houses and start a new housing project here.

SOS Honorary President Helmut Kutin and SOS International Director for Asia Shubha Muthi are in the city for a three-day visit.

The officials attended on Tuesday the turnover of a day care center in Palanog village, as well as the handover ceremony of houses and new classrooms within Palanog Resettlement Elementary School.

On Wednesday, the two will lead the groundbreaking ceremony of the housing project in nearby Sto. Niño village.

Gunther Platter, a governor of Tyrol state in Austria will arrive in the city on Thursday to join SOS officials in the turnover of classrooms in Tigbao-Diit Elementary School.

SOS Village Tacloban director Oscar Garol said that they opened an Emergency Response Program (ERP) as part of their commitment to extend support to the community, especially after supertyphoon “Yolanda”.

One of the ERP initiatives is the construction of the 320-unit SOS Primetown Housing Project in Pago village in Tanauan town.

SOS Children’s Village Tacloban is a non-government organization working for children’s welfare. To date, the orphanage houses 119 children in 11 family houses and two youth homes. (PNA)