Album – Rebuild MbinuDita – The School
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EXPLANATIONS AND DESCRIPTIONS: On December 19, 2019, the old school collapsed. By rebuilding a new school, Fair Future ensured the continuity of educational activity in Mbinu Dita. Hundreds of children aged 8 to 13 now benefit from this beautiful school. The population of Mbinu Dita is far from any form of civilization, so this school is vital for the development of the region. And for the very rural community of this region, this school center is also a community center in which the foundation organizes social, medical, artistic, and cultural events throughout the year. You have to imagine or try to do it: Here, we are in the middle of nature. At the top of a hill where a very small path leads. It is there at the top where the old school was located! Without this old or new school, children would not have access to education. Or else, they would have to walk between 5 and 8 kilometers one way, to reach another school, through the hills, without shoes, without water… Impossible, not when you are between 8 and 13 years old! We built a school there! By bringing materials from far away, from the town of Surabaya on the island of Java. By boat, by trucks too. Because here in Sumba, there are no similar building materials, solid, or resistant. We built it in less than 5 months, in the midst of the pandemic. We were there every day, slept on the site, or made them back and forth from Rumah Kambera, the Foundation’s Base Camp in eastern Indonesia. And we built it without electricity other than that provided by the generator in fact three, but two did not survive the harshness of the site!