ACT Distributes Aid Packages for Tsunami-Affected School Students in Lampung

ACT Distributes Aid Packages for Tsunami-Affected School Students in Lampung

ACTNews, SOUTH LAMPUNG – Humanitarian relief distribution from Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT) for the tsunami victims in South Lampung is still ongoing. On Tuesday (15/1), ACT volunteers distributed school supplies consisting of books, uniforms, as well as cash donation to around 50 students. The students came from villages affected by tsunami in South Lampung and study at Darussalam Islamic Elementary School, Nurul Islam Foundation, Rajabasa Elementary School, and State Junior High School 2 Lampung.

This aid distribution was greatly welcomed by the school as they felt very much assisted by ACT's aid for their students, especially those affected by the disaster, as expressed by Cep Nuh, Principal of Darussalam Islamic School which was also severely damaged by the tsunami.

"We are very grateful for ACT’s concern and contribution for the children. This is very helpful. Children can now go to school in peace. In the future we also hope that there will be more aid in the form of storybooks," Cep Nuh said.

Jumroni, one of the sixth grade students of Rajabasa Elementary School who came from Sukaraja Village, also expressed his happiness. Wearing a school uniform, Jumroni received the aid package provided by ACT. According to him, this was the third aid package he had received.

“I’m happy to get the aid packages from ACT volunteers. I got books, stationery, school uniforms and some money. My little siblings also got them too. The brothers from ACT have visited our house three times to bring aid packages,” said Jumroni whose father is still missing after the tsunami.

Meanwhile, Aji, ACT volunteer in Sukaraja Village, explained that the aid was distributed through ACT Post in the Sukaraja Region. The aid distribution is part of ACT’s programs to help students who were affected by the Sunda Strait tsunami.

"We hope that this aid can at least restore the happiness of these school children and revive their enthusiasm to study after the tsunami that swept through the area. We don't want these children to lose hope of studying in schools, "said Aji.

Insha Allah, ACT will continue assisting the victims of the tsunami in South Lampung. Since the tsunami hit the regions around Sunda Strait on Saturday (12/22), ACT has been assisting the victims by providing direct aid in the form of public kitchens, psychosocial support, and other economic and social recovery efforts. [].

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