ALOR, NTT- It still vivid in our memories, when a 6.2 earthquake shook Alor, East Nusa Tenggara and its surrounding areas a time ago.
As a result of the disaster, 18 villages in seven districts experienced varying degrees of damage. Reportedly, 1,468 houses damaged (519 heavily damaged, 193 moderately damaged and 756 lightly damaged) and 1200 families are currently homeless. Also, as many as 20 places of worship and ten schools were damaged.
Ten of the damaged schools, forced to make the children affected by the disaster took the study activity off. Teaching and learning process was further hampered, making the students behind the learning progress. This conditions, make Dompet Dhuafa through the Disaster Management Center (DMC), build emergency facilities for the primary school in the village of Kaipera Tanglapui, Alor Regency. The school construction has been started since 18 November, and the milestoning ceremony was attended by the Regent of Alor, Amon Djobo.
“All praise to Allah the Almighty, the construction process of emergency school at Kaipera is already under way. It is expected the construction of this school went smoothly so that children can return to school in due course, “Asep Beny, Director of DMC Dompet Dhuafa on Thursday (19/11).
“In addition to the construction of the temporary schools, study aid such as stationery, equipment for learning activities, and the construction of sanitation facilities will be recommended,” he added.
Since the disaster happened, Dompet Dhuafa has rolled out various assistance, among other things: aid distribution of 100 mats in three villages namely Tanglapui, South Kolana and Padang Panjang as well as the allocation of clothing aids to 100 families in the village Tanglapui. (Uyang)