Indonesia – Yogyakarta Earthquake Response 2006-2007

Projects completed in Yogyakarta

 Volunteers distribute relief packets• Distribution of Emergency Relief Supplies to 2083 families in 20 sub-villages Yogyakarta Province following the May 27th earthquake
• Distribution of emergency relief supplies and temporary shelter items to 1318 families in 27 sub-villages in Ciamis District, West Java Province, following the July 17 earthquake/tsunami
• Construction of 10 temporary primary schools with funds from KNH Germany
• Construction of 7 temporary elementary schools with funds from UNICEF (19 more to be completed before December 1)
• Distribution of Basic Teaching and Learning Materials to 1254 children in 10 elementary schools in Yogyakarta Province
• Completion of a 2 month psycho-social program fro 935 children in 8 schools of Yogyakarta province.
• Provision of Materials for Recovery of Destroyed small restaurant of Children’s Home; Offering training in cooking and screen printing to 17 children of the Home
• Classes in cooking, traditional dance, creative art and private tutoring for 90 children in two schools for children with disabilities.

AMURT entered Yogyakarta soon after the devastating earthquake that hit the area on May 27, 2006 and left over 400,000 homeless. In the initial relief phase, AMURT distributed Emergency Relief Supplies to 2083 families in 20 sub-villages in Yogyakarta Province.

Temporary school build by AMURTIn the rehabilitation phase, AMURT focused on education and developed an emergency package to assist schools that were affected by the earthquake. The package consisted of four elements:
1. Construction of a temporary school using local materials
2. Rehabilitation of toilet facilities
3. Provision of basic teaching and learning materials
4. Trauma healing activities for primary school children

By early 2008, AMURT had built 60 temporary schools for UNICEF based on our own design using bamboo and other local materials. UNICEF liked our design so much that they used it for another 100 temporary schools in the area. In many of the schools, we added a healing program to alleviate the traumas the children experienced during and after the earthquake.
UNICEF is so pleased with all aspects of AMURT’s work – assessment of needs, consultation and communication with the target local beneficiary communities in order to improve community participation, ownership and responsibility, and the supervisory and construction work – that it issued AMRUT a rare and special Letter of Appreciation in June 2007.

AMURT also built 10 temporary primary schools and three permanent kindergartens with funds sponsored by German children NGO KinderNotHilfe (KNH). This was followed by an English Support Program at the three kindergartens.

Other projects completed by AMURT in the Yogyakarta area include:

• Distribution of emergency relief supplies and temporary shelter items to 1318 families in 27 sub-villages in Ciamis District, West Java Province, following the July 17 earthquake/tsunami
• Distribution of Basic Teaching and Learning Materials to 1254 children in 10 elementary schools in Yogyakarta Province
• Completion of a 2 month psycho-social program fro 935 children in 8 schools of Yogyakarta province.
• Provision of Materials for Recovery of Destroyed small restaurant of Children’s Home; Offering training in cooking and screen printing to 17 children of the Home
• Classes in cooking, traditional dance, creative art and private tutoring for 90 children in two schools for children with disabilities
• Hygiene Awareness Training for 1600 school children in 10 elementary schools in Yogyakarta Province
• Temporary School Maintenance Workshops for 59 elementary schools that received temporary school buildings from AMURT and other partners of UNICEF
• Teacher’s Training Program for 25 kindergarten teachers of Gantiwarno Sub-District in Central Java Province

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