The Fair Future and Kawan Baik Medico-Social Base Camp in Eastern Indonesia. A social and medical mission above all, but also a creative living space
At Rumah Kambera, Fair Future, Kawan Baik and all our friends here focus on absolute emergencies, such as access to primary and emergency medical care, the creation of sanitation solutions and access to clean water -the #waterconnections projects-, and access to water sources. renewable energy, healthy food, and disaster relief. But also so that more children can access a school and a good education.
Fair Future integrates into all its choices and decisions taken within the framework of its actions and field programs the notions of risks for communities, what is good or bad for them, for people, children, and villages.
A house for us, a house for them. The foundation develops and implements actions in eastern Indonesia (NTT) and East Sumba. To do so, we decided to coordinate our efforts from what is now; “Rumah Kambera Base Camp” in the eastern regions of the country. In a village near Waingapu called Lambanapu.
A place where everyone is welcome to lend a hand, offer a help project, or collaborate with the Foundation’s volunteers and collaborators as part of their activities and programs. In addition, it is also a place of exchanges, conferences, training, and workshops, a public organic garden, and an area of experimentation on what works and what does not.
Rumah Kambera is a place to coordinate all our socio-medical and educational activities in favour of children, women, and communities in rural and peripheral regions where access to water, electricity, education or health care is almost non-existent.
This very symbolic place now in East Sumba is Rumah Kambera, which runs at full speed, almost 24 hours a day. Successive collaborators are all members of our two foundations, but three people are now assigned full-time. Kawan Ino, Kwan Primus and Kawan Elthon are from Sumba and are in charge of our base camp. But they are never alone because the other teams take turns for missions often lasting two to three months on site.
The activities that take place and are implemented there are extraordinary, unique, innovative and original. There is in this simple place a dynamic that one rarely sees elsewhere. As is the case during a natural disaster, we can find ourselves there by several tens, even more than a hundred.
Those who make the life of our base camp are the teams of Fair Future and Kawan Baik Indonesia, volunteers, doctors, nurses, architects, builders, logisticians, water access specialists, deep drilling… It’s a magical place, and we can’t stop thanking them from the bottom of our hearts.
A beautiful day to you from Sumba East.
Rumah Kambera – Socio-Medical base camp, the 19.08.2022