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Assessment of Catherine Fischer’s stay in Nias during the summer of 2006

Assessment of Catherine Fischer’s stay in Nias during the summer of 2006 (for 5 weeks) Condition of the site : The infrastructure:The road from Teluk Dalam to Sorake (13 kms) is nearly complete, all that remained to be done at the end of September was to remove a temporary log bridge. This will greatly improve people’s lives. Minibuses will be able to circulate normally which was impossible with temporary bridges. All supplies travel along this road (including food) and were (...)

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Back to school in june

I have just received the account of the schooling which Faomasi was able to pay for from the start term in June 2006 thanks to gifts received since November 2005. Rupawan drew up very full analyses with the names of the young people involved, their gender, age, village, place of schooling, class, number of children and their position in the family. He then described the family’s situation : whether the parent was single, whether the child was orphaned. Here follows a brief (...)

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The return to school.

Preparations for the beginning of the school term in June 2006 We resolved to draw up a list of 15 to 20 young people to be educated starting in June, according priority to families in the refugee camp at Teluk Dalam. We organised a meeting in the camp to decide on the most needy children, some of whom lost their parents at the time of the earthquake. Réunion avec les réfugiés pour la rentrée de juin 2006. At the moment we have a list of 14 young people in the (...)

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Project for the construction of canoes.

Project for the construction of canoes in the South of Nias This project to construct 120 canoes in the South of the island has been transferred to the SOLIDARITY-INDONESIA Association which may help us to finance it. 1. Number of canoes required The fishermen concerned are those whose fishing grounds are situated along the coast between Teluk Dalam and Sorake (a stretch of about 13 kms.) Rupawan had calculated that the number of canoes that are urgently needed amounted to a (...)

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