Volunteers distribute relief packets
after the earthquake
Temporary school build by AMURT
AMURT has completed the majority of its rehabilitation projects following the devastating earthquake in Yogyakarta in May, 2006 that left over 400,000 homeless.
By December, 2007 AMURT had finished the construction of the last of the 3 permanent kindergartens with assistance from the child development agency Kindernothilfe, Germany. AMURT also conducted a Hygiene Awareness Training for 1600 school children in 10 elementary schools in Yogyakarta Province and conducted Temporary School Maintenance Workshops for 59 elementary schools that received temporary school buildings from AMURT and other partners of UNICEF.
Currently AMURT is conducting an English Support Program in the 3 kindergartens it constructed last year. It also recently completed a Teacherís Training Program for 25 kindergarten teachers of Gantiwarno Sub-District in Central Java Province in follow up to the construction of the permanent buildings that incorporated eco friendly bamboo elements. AMURT staff are assisting AMURT Bengkulu to implement a similar training program for kindergarten teachers whose schools were wiped out in last Septemberís earthquake in that province.
We opened the first four temporary schools in Yogyakarta on the first day of the new school year on July 17 2007. A further 17 schools were completed by December 2007. These temporary schools serve the students who lost their school in the earthquake. In all the schools we added a healing program to alleviate the traumas the children experienced during and after the earthquake.
These temporary schools will be followed up by either renovations or complete re-construction of their original schools.
Recently UNICEF awarded AMURT a contract to construct a further 26 similar temporary school. Our design are so popular that UNICEF is using it for another 100 temporary schools in the area.
so pleased with our efforts that they have
requested us to build another 10-15 more
schools in December and January. We are now
making more assessments to identify
additional needy elementary schools.