Early Child and Primary Education Emergency Project for Aceh, Indonesia

Period (Date of Contract) :
    March 24, 2005

Place :
    Nanggroe Aceh Darussalam

Amount Provided :
    25,064,597 yen

Beneficial Organization :
    Nihon Foster Plan Foundation

The Ministry of Education of Indonesia estimates, in the period of January 4, 2005, that out of 4,548 schools in Nanggroe Aceh Darussalam, 1,151 of them, an equivalent of 25.3 percent, have been damaged by the earthquake and tsunami off the coast of Sumatra. In the provincial capital of Banda Aceh and in four other districts, evacuation camps were set up in 95 locations where many children and teachers are staying. It is evident that there are both a plan and budget to fulfill the educational needs of the children, the victims of the tsunami in Aceh, by the government, UNICEF and other aid organizations. On the other hand, however, it is expected to take a long time for such plan to be executed. Currently, (at that time) the major issue to work on is to help urgently the children so that they can go to school again as early as possible.

This program which is aimed to have children, who are forced to live in evacuation in the disaster stricken area, swiftly return to school, is to build temporary schools for about 2,400 elementary school children, build temporary kindergartens for 500 preschool children, recruit and train teachers, provide teaching material and school meals and implement health management of the children.