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Czech Republic Humanitarian Aid for Lombok

Czech Republic Humanitarian Aid Rebuilds Four Schools in North Lombok Benefitting 200 Students to Ensure No Children are Deprived of an Education Post-Disaster

The Czech Republic Humanitarian Aid, through its Embassy in Jakarta, has delivered over US$ 110,000 for rebuilding schools that were  affected by the 2018 Lombok earthquake. Czech Republic Humanitarian Aid is partnering with Happy Hearts Indonesia, a non-profit organization as their implementing partner dedicated to rebuild four schools in Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara.

The 7.0 magnitude earthquake and a series of aftershocks have devastated large part of Lombok, causing damage to over 600 schools and leaving hundreds of thousands homeless. Czech Humanitarian Aid took part in the process of rehabilitation and relief operation in Lombok focusing on the urgency for children to get back into education. Schools help affected students in emergency situation to get back into a structure, routine and restore a sense of normalcy.

The project started in November 2018 to rebuild four schools in North Lombok, including three early childhood education schools and one primary school. PAUD Al Muhsinin, PAUD Permata Hidayah, PAUD Suli Mekar and SD Ar Rahmah were flattened due to the earthquake and students were forced to resume their studies under a tent as their temporary learning center. Being exposed to heat and debris, children, parents and teachers’ health are under risk.

Within a period of 11 months, these school buildings are completed with two classrooms, a toilet, a playground, and furniture to compliment students learning activity. The school buildings are also designed in an earthquake-resistance structure to protect from earthquakes in the future. The project has benefited over 200 students.