On Friday 28 September 2018, a devastating 7.5 magnitude earthquake and 6m tsunami struck Palu and Donggala, Central Sulawesi. As of yet, the death toll has reached more than 1,500, with over 70,000 people being displaced. Schools are one of the many infrastructures that have been destroyed in wake of the disaster.
My name is Sitti Patahuddin
, and I am raising funds to support the redevelopment of schools in Palu and Donggala. I am an assistant professor at the University of Canberra (UC). I am a teacher educator who is passionate about promoting quality teaching and learning, and have been involved in an Australia-Indonesia education project
for disadvantaged communities in West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia. Being born and having grown up in South Sulawesi, this disaster has affected many of my family and friends.
As both an educator and Indonesian, I would like to ask for your support in providing educational aid for all that have been affected in the earthquake and tsunami.
Your donations will be used to rebuild education in Palu and Donggala. The money will go towards:
- Rebuilding schools
- Buying school textbooks
- Providing reading and writing materials
- Buying school uniforms
- Providing teaching resources for teachers
- Conducting post-earthquake and tsunami workshops
- Conducting teacher professional development sessions
Donations will go to the Indonesian Teachers Association. All the activities will be directly monitored by myself in collaboration with teacher educators from Palu's local university, Universitas Tadulako.
For more information regarding the current situation in Palu:https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/oct/01/palu-earthquake-and-tsunami-what-we-know-so-farhttps://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/10/indonesia-earthquake-tsunami-latest-updates-181003060041729.html