Indonesia, Reda Pada Village

CONTEXT

Education is the key to development and growth, opening the door to jobs, business investment, and better health care. Sumba is part of Nusa Tenggara Timur (NTT) which is made up of over 550 islands and is considered one of Indonesia’s most impoverished and underdeveloped regions. More than 4.6 million people call NTT home and 22.19% are children aged 0-9 years. The average income per household is USD $40 per month and the main occupation is subsistence farmers. Most homes typically do not have electricity, running water or adequate sanitation. People must haul water from long distances and many children lack the opportunity to have early childhood education or go beyond primary school. These boys and girls have few opportunities to explore other options for their lives.

Before construction

After construction

Project Type

Construction of 3 furnished classrooms and sanitary facilities

 

Construction Period:
October 2022 – February 2023

Budget

42.076€

Children

98

Partner

Happy Hearts Indonesia

Donor

Acronis

PROJECT IMPLEMENTATION

SMPK   Santo   Yohanes   Kalembu   Lona was founded in 2015  to provide secondary-level education for children in  Reda Pada Village and other surrounding villages. Currently, the school is using an emergency building made of wood and bamboo walls,  cemented floor,  and a zinc roof.  The school has no doors and windows,  so it lacks security.  Moreover,  when rainy days occur, water can easily go inside. There are also no proper furniture and sanitary facilities available. Therefore, the project will provide the school with a  decent building with  3  spacious classrooms equipped with proper furniture, and 2 proper toilets with hand wash stations for the school and its members to safely and comfortably conduct effective learning activities.