Bukit Lawang Charitable Trust
Membership Number: AJC271 / Registered Charity Number: 162
We run the Bukit Lawang Trust Education Centre in Bukit Lawang, North Sumatra, Indonesia.
The Bukit Lawang Trust is a Charitable Trust that was established in response to the flood that hit the small village of Bukit Lawang, North Sumatra, Indonesia, in November 2003, wiping out the village and killing at least 300 people.
In 2007 the Community Centre was built in partnership with Jersey Overseas Aid, with fourteen volunteers from Jersey travelling out to Bukit Lawang to help to build the Centre. The building is now used as an education centre with a free kindergarten running Monday - Friday 8.00am - 10.30am. Every afternoon from 2pm onwards there are free english lesson for children from surrounding villages. Two nights a week there are free english lessons for adults too.
In response to the Tsunami affecting Ache and North Sumatra, and the subsequent earthquakes, the Trust assisted with further projects throughout the region. Supplying educational supplies in Nias, and building two water wells to supply two communities. We also helped in Mentawai's in 2010 giving cash to families who had lost their home to aid them in the rebuilding - read more and watch the video on our website.
The purpose of the Bukit Lawang Charitable Trust is to;
'Enhance the education, health and sanitation of communities affected by natural disaster'.
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