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Primary medical care training for 60 teachers

Primary medical care training for 60 teachers

Whether a minor skin injury or a severe life-threatening injury, all types of damage should be treated with first aid on the spot without delay, as it may save a life or a limb. Teachers in the poorest and most rural areas learn this with Fair Future’s medical teams. Since November 2022, Fair Future Switzerland has taken a new step in the primary medical care program for children in ultra-rural areas here in East Sumba. The first two training modules for rural school teachers took place during the second week of December. It was a considerable success since more than sixty teachers were present for this first session.

Antimicrobial resistances. What happens when drugs stop working?

Antimicrobial resistances. What happens when drugs stop working?

Bacteria, viruses, parasites, and other microbes are constantly changing to ensure their survival, we have seen this with variants of influenza, COVID-10, etc. Some have adapted so well to medical treatment that the drugs commonly used for preventing or killing them are no longer effective. These microbes cause drug-resistant infections. Their ability to survive the drugs used against them is called antimicrobial resistance (AMR). In the case of bacterial pathogens, for which antibiotics are the most common and important drugs available for treatment, this is called antibiotic resistance (ABR). We mustn’t wait until it’s too late to tackle this major health challenge.

Magic works, construction continues, people are happy, there is water!

Magic works, construction continues, people are happy, there is water!

Having clean water close to home is a real challenge that Fair Future and Kawan Baik have taken on, so that the more than 2,200 villagers of Mbinudita can have clean water in their homes for the first time in their lives. This is so that everyone’s life is healthier, happier on all fronts, clearly more harmonious. Even if it is very hard physically, sometimes morally because we are isolated from everything and everyone, there is not a day during which we are not happy to be able to work within the framework of this immense project, one of the largest ever conducted by the Swiss foundation and its Indonesian twin sister, Kawan Baik Indonesia foundation.

Without or with very little water and food, it is very difficult to go to school!

Without or with very little water and food, it is very difficult to go to school!

Go to school, learn, concentrate, walk… All this with little water and food! This is the challenge faced by thousands of kids, their teachers and families. Not having enough water when you are a child, sometimes having to walk several kilometres to get to school. Not having enough to eat, not being able to wash. The difficulties of the teachers, their testimonies are revealing of the food, economic and access to water crisis which the children and their families have to face every day of their lives. Fair Future and Kawan Baik try to respond in the best possible way to these vital problems. Avoid malnutrition, improve health, provide access to a source of clean water so that children can go to school and learn in the best possible conditions.

Report 2020 – Christmas in Lapinu – East Sumba

Christmas and New Year celebrations in small isolated and rural villages of East Sumba. Gifts for children, eating together, cooking together, dancing together, singing together. receive gifts from Santa Claus and just be happy together. During this Christmas 2019, the village of Lapinu does not have access to electricity, we have installed two solar lamps to illuminate the village and the faces of all the inhabitants.

Report 2020 – MbinuDita school building

Build a school that was destroyed by the storm. A school perched on a hill in the midst of the dry, arid hills of East Sumba. This without water, without electricity, with three skilled workers, the employees of Fair Future and the community of MbinuDita who had never seen this before … Successful bet, the school is built.

Sumba Photo Stories, some news from the East Exhibition

Sumba Photo Stories, some news from the East Exhibition

The Virtual exhibition is online until the 20.03.2021. What is the most urgent, the biggest problem? You just have to ask them. Thanks to this photo project, the children describe to us through their images, the difficulties of their daily lives. Another approach to defining needs, describe the socio-culture conditions. A project made by children for their environment! We just have to watch and listen.

Knowing does not mean understanding

Knowing does not mean understanding

Elisa talks about her stay on the #RebuildMbinuDita site here in East Sumba, her relationships with people, her vision of the project and her physical and emotional involvement in her work with the Fair Future Foundation and Kawan Baik Indonesia. After months and months of looking at it in photos and videos, it is there, in front of me. And other information turns into understanding…