Due to the epic scale of the disaster; relief aid was restricted to the utmost essentials i.e. food, water, emergency shelter, and clothing.
Within the first week, Japfa employees contributed over USD 100K in cash to Metro TV’s fund raising program. Additionally, the company also donated food supplies to the Aceh Ministry of Social Affairs at Halim Perdana Kusuma airport.
A month after the first wave of rescue aid that poured into Aceh, we continued our internal fundraising for the reconstruction of SDN 80 Banda Aceh, a primary school located in the heart of Banda Aceh. In the meantime, we provided temporary learning facilities to help those children who survived the Tsunami ease back into the school routine.
Our school design consists of a two-story building with modern laboratories, computer center, library, caretaker’s quarters and mosque. The building materials used were high quality and quake-resistant. Additional funding was made to provide various education and sports equipment, computers, school bags and uniforms for both students and teachers. As the children were severely traumatized, the rebuilding of the school became an important symbol for hope and rehabilitation.
After the school reopened in early 2006, our CSR team continued to support the school through a 5 Step School Management program for the administration and teaching staff to maintain optimum school environment. To ensure the continuous physical recovery of the children, we also provided free health screening, health education and child nutrition.
Indonesia has 129 volcanoes. Many of the country’s active volcanoes are located on the most populated islands of Java and Sumatera making earthquakes the No. 1 natural threat.
Climate change, rapid urbanization combined with deforestation for plantation and mining developments have caused increased flooding and landslides in both rural and urban areas including metro Jakarta.