Boats for Indonesian Schoolchildren

Pulling the boat towards the water
Pulling the boat towards the water


To: The Chairman of Global Giving and FTPI in Banda Aceh

Dear Sir/Madam,

1. Warmest greetings and best prayers from us so that God will always bless you in doing your daily activities. Amen. 2. The entire teachers, employees and students of SMPN 2 Alafan would like to extend gratitude to all people who have donated their money through Global Giving and FTPI so that 1 (one) boat is given to our school as supporting equipment to carry out school program. 3. With this aid, all activities done by the teachers, employees, and students will be running much better although the area condition is still isolated that it could not be accessed by land tranportation. We are so proud and gratified with your assistance. 4. To the above intention we send this letter. Thank you for the great cooperation and assistance.

Lhok Pauh, September 17, 2007 M

Click below to see photos of the school's new boat!

Boat enters the water...
Boat enters the water...
And sails off!
And sails off!
Photo of boat in Indonesia
Photo of boat in Indonesia

First of all, thanks to the donators that have already given contribution to FTPI through Global Giving, so that one boat which a lot of children wished for to improve their studying quality, could come true.

One boat has been delivered by FTPI, represented by Muslikhin Kusma, to Alafan Utama Junior High School, which is located in Alafan, Simeulue Regency- Aceh- Indonesia. Alafan is a district in Simeulue that has not got any electricity and any land transportation, because there is no road in this coastal area, even for bikes.

Being handed over, the boat is expected to give much benefit for the children and their teachers. At least, they can enrich the school activity by visiting nearby towns to get some books and other equipment. In addition, the children will get much broader knowledge about other places, not only their own quiet home village.

Alafan was a district who had severe impact of tsunami. There were not any houses or school buildings that could be saved. However, nobody died due to this tsunami. It was because Alafan society taught the experience of facing tsunami by telling stories to their next generation.

According to the plan, the three-ton-boat will be directly used for children learning activities together with people of the community in social activities. A letter to extend gratitude, signed by the headmaster and Education Service of Simeulue Regency, will be sent to Global Giving in November 2007.

There is still another boat that has not finished yet and it still needs more fund from donator. Besides, there are still some needs in purchasing buoy/floats for boat passengers, including schoolchildren and teachers.

Please click below to see a photo of the boat!

Please click the report below to read about the boat construction and painting of the boats!


Boat making is still under process, this happened because at the begining of order, we couldn’t order for 3 (three) boats cause the limited of budget, current progress in boat processing reach of 80 % for the first one, and the second one was starting to construct.

Hopefully for the next couple weeks, the first boat should be finished and then buy the machine.

Click the report below to see pictures of the boats being built!


Here is our progress report on Boats for Indonesian Children which is ongoing in Aceh. We hope all of the boats will be ready by January/ February 2007. See the attached report for pictures of the boats in progress!


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Organization Information


Location: Yogyakarta - Indonesia
Project Leader:
Muslikhin Kusma
Ashoka Fellow
Yogyakarta, Indonesia

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Thanks to 32 donors like you, a total of $8,107 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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