In December 2018 the team of Kolewa Foundation traveled to the island of Lombok. The earthquakes of August had a lot of attention worldwide, and we expected, after four months, that there was already a lot of activities such as rebuilding and renovation. It appeared to be a disappointment. Still, there were many damaged houses and cries for help! Together with the Dutch foundation Pikulan, we decided to rebuild a school and playground for the children of the village of Dopang.
After some months of preparing the building permit and other official documents, we traveled recently again to Mataram. At the office of the notary, all involved parties signed the contracts. The building process can start from here! Together with our local scout we will monitor the activities. The community of Dopang is pleased. In advance, the parents can register their kids for the next school year. According to the contractor we can use the new school, with two classrooms, next August. Around 48 children we be able to join classes.
The Pikulan foundation financially covers the building. However, after finishing this project, we can’t imagine we deliver empty classrooms. Therefore we are looking for sponsorships that enables us to buy furniture, toys and tools and so on, A company, a school or a club that is willing to organize a charity-event or donate around 35.000.000 to 40.000.000 idr to Yayasan Kolewa Harapan Indonesia. People with compassion for kids aLombok who still live in shelters or improvised houses, after the earthquake suddenly in less then two minutes let their school vanish. We are sure this support can be found, whether in Europe than in Indonesia.
At the build spot at the village of Dopang the chairs of the involved foundations placed a sign that gives information to the inhabitants of the town about the design and construction period of the new school.