Shangri-La Mactan, Cebu has adopted the Gilutungan Integrated School located in Gilutungan Island, Cordova, in partnership with the Department of Education, University of San Carlos and the Philippine Navy. The school, home to nearly 500 elementary and high school students, is a 45-minute boat ride from the resort. Due to its location, it faces problems on limited learning facilities, electrical and water supply.
The resort’s assistance will be focused on three key areas: the construction of a three-storey classroom building for students in senior high school; the improvement of sanitation and hygiene practices; and the enhancement of their water supply – a critical need given the Gilutungan community’s scarcity of potable water sources and its dependence on water purchased from the mainland.
Hygiene and Sanitation
To improve the hygiene and sanitation needs as well as the school’s water supply, the resort installed a rainwater harvesting system. The first phase of the project included the rehabilitation of the decades-old rainwater concrete tanks, followed by the installation of the new polyethylene tanks to maximize rainwater collection, as well as a brand-new filtration system to convert rainwater to potable water.
Classroom for the Future
With the implementation of the K-12 program by the Department of Education and the limited learning facilities of the school, a need for additional classrooms will be addressed by the construction of a 3-storey mixed-use building with four classrooms for the Senior High School. Green technology will be integrated which includes solar panels to sustain the building of power as there is no constant supply of electricity on the island.
Apart from the above hardware projects, the resort also has programs that include sports, arts and academic excellence, teachers’ development and health programs.
For enquiries regarding our program, please contact our Corporate Social Responsibility team at (63 32) 231 0288 or email [email protected].
In line with our commitment to biodiversity conservation, we have launched Sanctuary, Shangri-La's Care for Nature Project.
At Shangri-La Mactan, Cebu, the Shangri-La Marine Sanctuary, officially established in 2007, spans six hectares from the resort's beachfront. It teems with over 160 species of fish, clams and coral.
The resort's management and staff participate in regular coastal clean-ups, dive clean-ups and coral recovery programmes. Two ships were sunk to form artificial reefs and encourage coral and fish proliferation.
The Shangri-La Marine Sanctuary is currently under restoration as it was affected with the recent Typhoon Odette and we will update this page for updates.