Yogyakarta 2006 Earthquake

Emergency Phase

A senior AMURT volunteer handed over relief goods to a senior victims. Spreading the motivation "Even though we are old, but our spirit must be young"


A senior AMURT staff is doing the final checking of the distributed items. Making sure that that the quality and quantity are sufficient


Earthquake victims patiently waiting for their turn to receive the hygiene and kitchen kits distributed by AMURT, accompanied by some volunteers.


Even though the earthquake demolished nearly everything, it didn't destroy the fate to God of this lady and also many other people


AMURT Volunteers are very busy to check, upload and manage the relief distribution goods on a truck. They work hard to make sure the distribution is running well.


Several bamboo are used to hold the further leaning of this building


One of thousands of houses which are demolished due to the earthquake


Some children are very happy when they got some plastic mats and hygiene kits. Their homes are destroy and they have to live in tent.


A grandmother and her granddaughter receive a hygiene and kitchen kit in the distribution





Besides reconstructing schools, AMURT also provided them with some basic learning materials. Childrens were very happy and eager to help carrying the goods. Here we see how UNITY CREATE POWER.

After witnessing the effect of the earthquake which killed more than 6,000 people, AMURT decided to reconstruct several kindergartens with a higher standard than the normal one, as we understand that each life is precious and worth more than anything.

AMURT held a ground breaking ceremony to start the construction of the school. Here we engaged the community and also promoting bamboo as an alternative construction materials. The kindergarten students had some art performance during the ceremony and shook our hands to show their gratitude.

Before starting to build the schools, AMURT always consults with the local community and also the school committee about the design and any other aspects related to the construction.

A nice architectural view of bamboo combine with concrete material

From inside you can see the beauty of bamboo as a construction material.

AMURT reconstructed three kindergarten following the earthquake on 2006. All of them are built using combination of bamboo and concrete materials. They offer strength, beauty, cultural appropriateness and also environmental friendliness.