To Continue the Study of Cianjur Disaster Victims, MoSA Builds Emergency Schools
CIANJUR (December 7, 2022) - The natural disaster that hit Cianjur not only
had an impact on the community's physical and socio-economic building sectors but also had an impact on the education sector for school-age children.
In line with the educational needs of child
survivors of natural disasters, the Ministry of Social Affairs established an emergency school at the evacuation post. The establishment of emergency
schools does not only cover formal education. However, it also includes
non-formal education, part of disaster mitigation education.
"The establishment of this emergency school is
following instructions from the Minister of Social Affairs, where the
children who were victims of the Cianjur disaster asked her to resume teaching
and learning activities," said the Head of Abiyoso Center, Agung
MoSA was not only establishing Emergency Schools, but also provided assistance in the form of school
supplies consisting of backpacks, writing and coloring tools, origami paper,
drawing books, and tumblers.
"For the curriculum and teaching in the
Emergency School, the Ministry of Social Affairs, of course, collaborated with
the Education Office in Cianjur so that what is taught is following
the needs of the children here. Do not forget, we also include activities that
can stimulate children to be enthusiastic about learning and free from trauma due
to disaster, "added Agung.
Until the second week after the Cianjur earthquake,
the Ministry of Social Affairs had established Emergency Schools in several
locations, namely an Emergency School for PAUD in Kp. Cibinong, Rancagoong
Village, Emergency School at Pasir Muncang Elementary School, Wangun Jaya
Village, Emergency School at SMPN 2 Cugenang, Early Childhood Education
Emergency School at Kp. Babakan Karet and also the Emergency School in Ciputri
As previously known, the children at the evacuation
post asked the Minister of Social Affairs Tri Rismaharini directly to establish
an emergency school.
According to the Head of Mulya Jaya Center Jakarta
Adrianus Ala, at the children's request, the Minister of Social Affairs
promised to repair schools damaged by the earthquake. For this reason, all
related staff is working to build an Emergency School.
"We, starting from PSKBA (Social Protection
for Natural Disaster) Directorate, Ministry of Social Centers, Poltekesos (Social
Welfare Polytechnic), to Tagana's friends, to try to establish an Emergency
School," said Adrianus.