Water: a treasure for some Indonesian communities

SurfAid released some key results of their past year's work in isolated regions of Indonesia.

SurfAid has 60 field staff living and working in remote villages off the coast of Sumatra and in Sumbawa, eastern Indonesia. The support of donors worldwide has contributed tremendously to these key results:

1. Built 175 new, and rehabilitated 12, clean water facilities in 62 remote communities, with 502 members of local water committees trained to play a lead role in the construction, use and maintenance of the facilities.
2. Reached more than 75 communities with hygiene education.
3. Re-established 35 community health posts.
4. Trained 212 community health volunteers to drive Posyandu activities.
5. Reached 116 communities with health and disaster risk reduction activities.
6. Built, with local communities, five evacuation roads, 10 shelters and four emergency food distribution points.
7. Trained 416 schoolchildren in hygiene education.
8. Trained 49 disaster management teams, with 588 people active as disaster team members.
9. Facilitated two district level disaster management maps.
10. Developed 49 village maps.
11. Trained schoolchildren in disaster response at four schools.
12. Trained 56 teachers in integrating disaster management into the school curriculum.

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