Disasters

Better World Program, Padang, Indonesia

AMURT & AMURTEL sent an emergency response team to Padang, Indonesia immediately after the earthquake in West Sumatra on 30 September 2009. After the initial emergency response period, AMURTEL identified a need for Early Childhood Development (ECD). Those children most vulnerable after a disaster of this magnitude need the structure, safety, and support an Early Childhood Program (ECD) can provide. Read more

Rehabilitation

 

School constructed by AMURT & AMURTEL in Myanmar.

Myanmar housing

A sample of the 300+ houses build in Maynamar for victims of Cyclone Nargis

Inside one of the 300+ houses constructed in Myanmar for the victims of the 2008 cyclone Nargis.

A sample of the 300+ houses build in Maynamar for victims of Cyclone Nargis

The Children Friendly Spaces (CFS) also provide several toys to develop the children's creativity. One of the toys is paraffin which can be transformed to unlimited various shapes. This will offer unlimited creativity for the children

The materials given in the CFS are also taught with various position to make the children fresh and not bored.

On of the goal of this CFS program is to increase the confidence of the children. This is done by asking them to perform in front of the class, and the rest of the class must appreciate their performing friend.

The CFS's teachers also insert some simple physical exercises to the children in the trauma healing activities because children, in nature, love physical activites.

Child Friendly Spaces (CFS) is a program to provide catering to children aged between 3 and 6 years old. It includes playgroup activity, informal education, trauma healing & supplementary feeding (1 cooked lunch a day and BP5 multi-nutrient biscuits).

The distribution of BP’5 concentrated food biscuits is part of the Child Friendly Spaces (CFS) Feeding Program. The CFS provides 1 cooked lunch a day and BP5 multi-nutrient biscuits.

Like Thanaka, the yellowish face powder which is used by most Burmesse girl for 2000 years and proven good for their face, this BP5 multi-nutrient biscuits are also good for these children. Good in taste and also good in nutrition.

The parents are introduce to the CFS. They were given explanation about the benefit of the CFS for their children and also about the facilities and features of the CFS.

Not only the CFS (Children Friendly Spaces) provide the learning and playing environment for the children, the CFS also provide nutrition program for the kids.

However, for the children in this rural area of Myanmar, it was the first experience playing with didactic toys and performing arts.

The teachers in the Child Friendly Spaces (CFS) are giving the class with a full love & compassion just like a mother to her children.

Children do love toys and most of them will forget anything else once they have toys in their hands. The CFS also provide some toys that are not only fun for them but also will help them develop their creativity.

The Child Friendly Spaces (CFS)s are also equipped with toilet facility to educate the children about the importance of hygiene and sanitation.

Child Friendly Spaces (CFS) are designed as a place for the children to play and learn an dmost importantly to relief them from the horrible trauma caused by the Devastating Cyclone Nargis.

Sister Anjar conducting a game

Children playing with toys donated by UNICEF

Sister Anjar, coordinator, training the local teachers

Sister Nang Tawm, coordinator, explaining to the parents about CFS during the inauguration

CFS teachers from the villages

Temporary school latrins under construction in Burma

Temporary school under copnstruction in Myanmar

Temporary school under copnstruction in Myanmar

Temporary school under copnstruction in Myanmar

Temporary school conducted in Monestary -13 views

Temporary school in Myanmar

Engineer on site making evaluation

Thousands of families still live like this

That is what is left of his house

Asseessment in Pyapon for re-construction

Asseessment in Pyapon for Child Friendly Spaces

Assessment with young mayor of Gue Gon

AMURT CFS in-charge with children

For the children in this rural area of Myanmar, it was the first experience playing with didactic toys and performing arts. All the activities are guided by the gentle care of the teachers.

The CFS structures consist of a timber frame with a tin roof and wooden floor. Our engineers designed special filtering systems for proper excreta disposal in flooded areas. Modern tiled kitchens ensure quick and easy implementation.

Manila response

 

Ketsana response team

AMURT volunteer dresses infected feet of child after cyclone Ketsna

AMURTEL volunteer distribute hot meals in Manila

AMURT van arrive for distribution of hot meals in Manila

Manila flooding

Manila flooding

Food distribution in Manila

Manila relief team

Flooding in Manila the day after Cyclone Ketsana swept across the country.

Food distribution in Manila

Distribution in Manila at night

Preparation of food at AMURT base in Manila

Preparation of food at AMURT base in Manila
 

Padang earthquake 2009

 

Padang Childrens toys distribution

Toy distribution

Toy distribution

Children's program

Article in Singapore's biggest paper about trauma healing during Padang disaster

Relief phase

Food Distribution in Myanmar.

Non-food items distribution in Burma

Villagers queuing with food vouchers in hand

Villagers queuing with food vouchers in hand

Volunteers and food on the way by boat

Villagers queuing with food coupons in hand

Registering beneficiaries

Offloading truck to boat

Checking food vouchers

Arriving by boat to Kenyinggon Kyaiklat

On the river with a food delivery

Shifting from trucks to boats

Every family gets a bag of rice, beans, oil and sugar

Some villagers arrived by boat

Food vouchers are checked

Happy recipient walks away with a weeks worth of food for his family

Bottling cooking oil

Food distribution - Kyun Lott Pyapon-

AMURT volunteers delivering food by boat

Burmese children volunteering & having fun while packing food for distribution.

Burmese cyclone victim in front of destroyed home

Burmese carrying relief good in A Kae village

Burma, volunteers pack food for distribution.

Burma volunteers pack food for distribution

Burma cyclone victims line up with food vouchers in A Kai

Burma Water shortage, May 12, 2008

Food distribution May 15, 2008

Damaged school buildings

Food distribution May 15, 2008

Distribution of food to to 580 families done on May 16, 2008

Burmese cyclone Nargis people

Burmese cyclone Nargis food distribution

Burmese cyclone Nargis damage

Burmese cyclone Nargis damage

Burmese cyclone Nargis damage
 

Toys Distribution

 

So enthusias to receive the toy.

A mother and her child........and a toy.

Hmmm, I love it so much.

Faces of happines.

Going home with a new toy.

Photo together after the distribution.

In some area, the river is the main transportation stream.

Distribution from the boat.

For some children, the only way to reach the school is by using a boat.

War World Kids?

Marching ahead with toys in hand.

Another function: as an umbrella?

Going home with a new spirit.

After the distribution.

A girl and her toy.

A multi function toy.

Any body dare to carry a crocodile? We do

New toys and their new master.

Here you go little girl.

Beautiful girls with beautiful toys.

Nothing's better than going home with a beautiful toy.

Suddenly overcrowded.

Solidarity - waiting for our friends.

One by one, the toys are distributed.

Inside the distribution point.

Elder people are also involved to make sure an organized distribution.

One toy for one kid.

The boys brigade are also enthusiastic.

Transporting the toys.
 

Presentation Slide show

 

Leik Kyun Village

Leik Kyun Village

KNH Child Friendly Spaces

Lay Village CFS

Kyon Chin Village CFS

Lay Village CFS

Lay Village CFS

Kyon Chin Village CFS

Myanmar food distribution

 

Child Friendly Spaces. Construction on the way

Food distribution – Than Date.

Boat delivery arriving at Kyun Lott Pyapon

 

Faces of Myanmar

 

A Kae boys

Family in Than Date

Mothers in Than Date

Mothers in Than Date

Boys in Than Date

Mothers in Kyun Lott Pyapon

Boys in Kyun Lott Pyapon

Mothers from Kyun Lott Pyapon

Brand new home

Candidates in Gue Gon.

Boy in Gue Gon

Assessment informants

Burmesse child witnessing the distribution

Burmese cyclone victim in front of destryoed home

Burmese cyclone Nargis people
 

Fund Raising

Concert & Dinner's fund raising for Burma Cyclone Nargis relief

 

Rainbow Day at the Ananda Marga River School. Fund raising for Burma / /Myanmar Cyclone Nargis

 

Concert & Dinner's fund raising for Burma Cyclone Nargis relief

 

Cookies sale at the Ananda Marga River School.

 

Concert & Dinner in Maleny, Australia for Burma Cyclone Nargis Relief.

 

Concert & Dinner in Maleny, Australia for Burma Cyclone Nargis Relief.

 

Fund Raising in Maleny, Australia.

 

Fund Raising in Maleny, Australia.

 

Fund Raising in Maleny, Australia.

 

Fund Raising in Maleny, Australia.

 

Fund Raising in Maleny, Australia.

 

Fund Raising in Maleny, Australia.

 

Rainbow Day at the Ananda Marga River School

 

Rainbow Day at the Ananda Marga River School

 

Rainbow Day at the Ananda Marga River School

 

Rainbow Day at the Ananda Marga River School