Build Mbinu Dita

Help 65 children from 8 to 10 years of age, to return to school!

On 20 December 2019, Mbinundita School consisting of two classrooms collapsed due to a storm. Help the village, the children, the teachers to rebuild the school so that the students can have a safe and solid place to learn and learn. It’s urgent, let’s do it!

CHF 35 868 of CHF 38 374 raised

The redevelopment was created for a generation of children in east Sumba

And now let’s give space to hope!
Hope? It is all of us who are in Sumba, on the site of the school that will live tomorrow. The hope is also that 75% of orders for reconstruction are placed with our suppliers. The hope is to know that by the end of october 2020 the new school will be built, more beautiful, and more solid than before and that the 65 children of the region will then be able to get there without having to walk for miles and miles. Find out more here!

Dear friends, dear Kawan, dear families, how are you? Hope you are doing well and are happy!

As you now know since December 2019, the foundation has committed to rebuilding the school in Mbinu Dita which fell apart after a storm. Here we are a few months later, the project is progressing well but it has also changed a lot since the first estimate.

Actually, the initial plan was to “simply” reconstruct the two classrooms, a very simple structure with local materials. However, after several hours of discussion with local communities and the education department, we came to the conclusion that the needs were greater than that.

So we came back with a second project; a beautiful school, resistant, practical, and functional. Above all, we have added a 3rd classroom, which will allow 25 more children to attend school, as well as a so-called “multi-purpose” room. This space will serve as a homework room; given that they have no electricity in their villages and that night falls at 6 p.m., it is impossible for them to study after school. This space will also serve as an artistic center and will be open to all the population of the surrounding villages to give courses, conferences, or even develop new economic projects.

However, after many discussions with local communities and the education department, we came to the conclusion that the needs were greater. Before the storm, the school consisted of two classrooms (first and second year), perched on a hill. The school also does not have water, no electricity. These children don’t have enough to eat and now, no more school!

Like the 1st project, it includes clean toilets, a workroom for teachers, photovoltaic panels to supply the school with electricity, access to drinking water which will be harvested thanks to the roof of the school. The water will be accessible to the whole population who do not have access to it. The order and on-site delivery phase have already started as you can see on this photo gallery. The building materials, the structure, the roof, and photovoltaic panels will arrive in Sumba around the 15th of September.

Donation already made form Fair Future Foundation to Kawan Baik Indonesia

  • The first payment of CHF. 15’000.- was carried out on February 28th, 2020;
  • The second one of Chf.15’000.- was carried out on August 30th, 2020;
  • The third one of CHF. 6’000.- was carried out on the October 10th. 2020;
  • The fourth step of CHF. 6’000.- was carried out on the October 27th. 2020. 2020.

The people have absolutely no money to rebuild it. This small school structure was built because these kids live far too far from the nearest primary school, located more than 8 kilometres away on foot. The school before was very simple with split bamboo walls, black sand floors with a tin roof and reeds.

The site of Mbinu Dita on google map here if you want to look where it’s located.

Full ahead!

The plan is completed, the construction of the chassis and framework is completed. A company from Surabaya is in charge and operates its network of friends to help the foundation. Note that the owner of this civil engineering company is an extraordinary person, invested in the cause that we lead. It is a huge challenge for all of us to coordinate all this from our Base Camp in Denpasar and we no longer count the return trips, the meeting hours, the tens of thousands of WhatsApp messages exchanged via our dedicated group, which we named #RebuildMbinudita (#ReconstruireMbinudita). We have received lots of support form him to rebuild Mbinu Dita.

The first trucks will arrive at the Mbinu Dita site middle of September after a journey of nearly 2,000 kilometres by road and boat. It’s a hell of a trip and the transportation costs for us are significant. We could have done without it, but sadly we couldn’t find what we need to rebuild a school that will stand up to the familiar weather and weather of Sumba Island. It is also always surprising to think that in the poorest areas the ingredients become the most expensive! Part of the reason is that Sumba is far from it all, I’ll let you go google map here and surely you’ll understand.

Thank you very much for your concrete help and your love, to offer to these kids and their teachers a new school.

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Aim

Today the foundation can count on a substantial amount, but this does not include the construction of elements to protect the building from the wind, nor the fact of lowering the level of the school by about 1m. These two factors are in our opinion (and that of our volunteer architects) essential in order to protect the new school from very strong wind.

Also as written above, we learned very recently that students who have grown up, a 3rd class/level 3), would be welcome. Otherwise, they will have to walk more than 8km (round trip 16km) to reach the school. So this is an opportunity to include this additional class.

How

Rebuilding the school will use the Superior home instant Panel System (RUSPIN), it is a prefabricated frame housing technology using a bolt connection system. This technology is suitable to be applied in almost all parts of Indonesia, especially in earthquake prone areas.

  • Rebuild as described above;
  • Provide 35 sets of table and school chairs:
  • Acquire books and textbooks for basic K-13 courses and teaching tools based on levels 1 and 2.
Why

By reconstructing the new school, the foundation offers continuity of educational activities at Mbinundita. As a result, children from 8 to 10 years old can return to school. The village is located about 2.5 hours by car from the larger town of Sumba. This population is far from any form of civilization. It’s important for them that schools can be rebuilt as soon as possible!

  • Building a new school also means improving the quality of school facilities, the foundation will improve safety, health and learning behavior;
  • Offering new possibilities for sustainable learning programs, with new facilities, new schools, and new tools to take place there;
  • Develop enthusiasm for children to learn in joy and security at school thanks to New School;
    Give access to adequate sanitation, water, and electricity facilities in the school
Schedule
  • Survey: January & February 2020
  • Design & Budgeting: February 2020
  • Material Preparation: March 2020
  • COVID-19 operation and action by the Fair Future Foundation
  • Building preparation: July 15, 2020
  • Completion of the building: Late August 2020
  • Completion & launch preparations: Late September 2020
  • Launch: Late October 2020
  • Monitoring, evaluation & program report: Late November 2020

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Friends who have already donated this project!

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Ayu Setia Wardani

Rp988.962,23 March 26, 2020
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Ayu Setia Wardani

Rp776.762,75 March 6, 2020
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Geneviève Wettstein

CHF 40 000.00 August 30, 2019
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CHF 25 000.00 February 1, 2021
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Fondation Roland Wettstein

$10,793.00 April 27, 2020
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Fondation Roland Wettstein

CHF 10 000.00 January 30, 2020
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Fondation Roland Wettstein

$9,765.00 April 27, 2020
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Alexandre Wettstein

CHF 8 000.00 December 7, 2019
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CHF 7 695.00 February 3, 2021
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Geneviève Wettstein

CHF 7 000.00 October 22, 2020
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Jeam-Charles Robatti

CHF 6 000.00 August 20, 2020
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Association Nicaninos

CHF 5 329.25 December 31, 2019

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Good Indonesian Friends

We’ve seen how this changes everything. The children remained in school. People live longer, healthier, more productive, with more time to work, play, and just spend time together.