School for Outer Island in Indonesia

by Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT Foundation)
School for Outer Island in Indonesia
School for Outer Island in Indonesia
School for Outer Island in Indonesia
School for Outer Island in Indonesia
School for Outer Island in Indonesia
School for Outer Island in Indonesia
School for Outer Island in Indonesia
School for Outer Island in Indonesia
School for Outer Island in Indonesia
School for Outer Island in Indonesia
School for Outer Island in Indonesia
School for Outer Island in Indonesia

Project Report | Jun 21, 2021
Children in West Java Rely on Makeshift Schools

By Mohamad F. Amrullah | Project Leader

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A platoon tent stands in the middle of Seupang Hamlet - West Java just below the tree that has thick leaves. Inside the tent, there are wooden boards that serve as the flood. Two blackboards can be seen facing each other. This place is a makeshift school for children affected by flash flood in Seupang Hamlet.

When the ACT team visited, the students can be heard chattering. They looked eager to learn. A teacher was also seen in their midst, teaching three classes. "This is a makeshift school for grade 1, 2, and 3. The rest (grade 4, 5, and 6) use the other makeshift school," said Nisa, one of the teachers, pointing towards another emergency school building located right next to the tent where she teaches.

These children are students of Madrasah Ibtidaiyah (Islamic Elementary School) Mathla'ul Anwar, Seupang West Java. Their school has been destroyed by the flash flood that hit Seupang Hamlet in early January 2020. Parts of the school could not endure the flood and mud that reached five meters high. Many of the desks and files were also washed away by the flood.

Currently the children are studying in the emergency school in the evacuation site in Seupang Hamlet.  There are five teachers and several volunteers have also been helping the 49 students to heal their trauma.

Wahibudin, one of the teachers at MI Mathla'ul Anwar, said, from their first day on the makeshift school, the children have been psychosocial support by the volunteers there so that children can quickly forget the disaster. On the first day, they went to school without wearing uniforms or shoes, or bringing any books. All of their school supplies were washed away by the flash flood.

"Everything now is from the aid given by benefactors, from shoes, uniforms, to temporary school buildings. We still need help to establish a permanent school because our school in Seupang Hamlet has been destroyed, and we will not establish the school on the same location," he explained.

Wahibudin added, he did not know where the new school will be established. It is likely that the school will be relocated along with the relocation of Seupang Hamlet. The school was originally established for residents of Seupang and surrounding villages in the 1970s to provide education facilities located close to their neighborhood.

"Now, we hope there’ll be people who want to help to rebuild this school. All of the school supplies and equipment were lost in the flood," said Wahibudin.

We kindly thanks so much for your kindness and sincere help to support Indonesian community. Please stay safe and healthy.

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Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT Foundation)

Location: Tangerang Selatan, Banten - Indonesia
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Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT Foundation)
Mohamad Faisol Amrullah
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Mohamad Faisol Amrullah
Tangerang Selatan , Banten Indonesia

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