Strong foundation for the new building.
June - November, 2005
30 June: “We want a good and strong building. This is not
anybody’s project, not ARF’s, this is our own project,” said Pak Abu (who is
overseeing the community center project) while pointing out a corner of the
30 June: The prices of building materials fluctuate in
Banda Aceh. The prices and scarcity slowed the project at certain points.
10 July: The community center is ready to rise up through
10 July: Carpenters and workers for the project are among
the villagers themselves, only accepting outside help when it is not available
in the village.
26 July: The community center is leveled-up about one meter
from the ground.
26 July: According to Sylvia Agustina, the building is
designed to avoid future shocks and waves.
13 September: Pak Abu standing in front of the emerging
community center. One of the rooms might be used to run the village
13 September: The only concrete wall on the first floor.
The room is going to be the office for the village head.
Mid-November: Second floor is rising up and the roofing
Mid-November: The second floor will have no walls to make
the building flood and tsunami friendly. This is going to be a place for
community meeting and learning activities.