Since the foundation of the school in 1979, no renovations had taken place.
The second school collaboration we did was with the SDK Pusu school on Flores. Read on to find out more about this wonderful story.
After the successful project on Lombok, we decided to spread our wings and start a similar project on Flores. In the summer of 2010 we visited the SDK Pusu school, which again is located in an isolated mountainous area. Since the foundation of the school in 1979, no renovations have taken place. And that was desperately necessary, not least because of the high humidity.
The humid climate had seriously attacked the school building. The roof, walls, floor, window frames and doors all had to be replaced. And because the costs of the materials was many times higher than those for the school on Lombok, this new school was a daunting challenge. The reason that the costs were higher was because building materials always have to be transported via Java to the rest of the islands. And since Flores is farther from Java than Lombok, additional costs were involved.