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Rebuilding Duduk Atas: togetherness starts with a tee

One month ago several earthquakes hit Lombok. Fortunately, the shakes are gone right now. And the community is slowly starting to rebuild. Also in the Duduk Atas area, where our school is located. Thanks to all the people who are wearing our special edition Lombok T-shirt, we can support the school to be rebuild. But…

When a needy school in Bogor raises funds for a school on Lombok

The devastating earthquakes on Lombok shocked the world and the kids on our school in Bogor too. They, together with the teachers, wanted to help. So the students spontaneously started something wonderful: a fundraise for the Face This Duduk Atas school on Lombok! And used their savings… At Face This we are very touched by…

Lombok earthquakes: first relief arrives from Face This

The Lombok earthquakes have taken their toll. Some 500 people have died as a result of the natural disaster and hundreds of thousands have been left homeless. There is also considerable damage and sorrow in Duduk Atas, the village where we have been supporting a school for the past 10 years. Some 15 people did…

Duduk Atas, the first school where children were drawing to renovate their school

In 2008, the founders of Face This wondered whether a school can be built with the money raised with school children’s drawings? Now, ten years later, this question can be answered with a resounding ‘yes’. Duduk Atas was the first Indonesian school where this idea was successfully implemented. As part of the tenth anniversary of…

Lombok earthquake update: a visit to our Duduk Atas school

Today our local partner and author, Mark Heyward, visited Duduk Atas. This is the village where our Lombok school is located. He wrote below blog about his visit. When Mark wrote this, Lombok got hit by 2 major eathquakes again. The community was hit hard, but surprisingly the community is very strong – even after…

Duduk Atas on Lombok: how life was before the earthquakes

Since the foundation of Face This we’ve been working together with the Duduk Atas school on Lombok to help improve the education over there. The earthquakes have drastically changed the island. With this blog we want to give you an idea of how the Duduk Atas area was like, before the earthquakes hit the island.…

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