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12:37pm 28th January 2014
(Updated 12:37pm 28th January 2014)

Pirate FM has learnt Cornish schoolchildren have helped pay for two new schools to be built in the Philippines.

Ten thousand pounds has been donated to Redruth charity Shelter for Humanity and its Raise the Roof campaign.

Porthtowan aid worker Niamh Coleman has just got back from helping rebuild a school near Ormoc: "The reception of the kids and the families when they saw people coming over from the other side of the world and helping out, you could see that that drive passed on to them and you could see their spirits lift.

"We met Pi the headmistress and we asked her where she would like us to start and she just looked blank, just the shock. She had no idea. So the main thing to start with is clearing, there were so many trees down everywhere in the school you just have to start clearing the trees.

"I said I thought they were inspirational and I remember a conversation with Pi and she said that she thought WE were inspirational for coming out and doing it and it had given her strength in her voice to speak out more and push for things more."

Pirate FM is working with Shelter For Humanity to raise funds. You can find out more and watch a video of the reaction of families when the first emergency tents arrived after the typhoon here

12:37pm 28th January 2014

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