Apr 9, 2019

Creating a conducive learning environment for students

Rebuilding an elementary school

With funding from Henkel’s Make an Impact on Tomorrow (MIT) initiative, Henkel Indonesia has helped to rebuild SDN Amsila, an elementary school in Indonesia.

The school had been damaged by heavy rainfall and strong wind. In collaboration with Happy Hearts Fund, the school was rebuilt with a stronger structure to reduce the risk of damage in case of an earthquake.

With sustainability as a focus, the materials used are free from ‘asbestos’ mineral, which is harmful to human health and the environment. Windows were also installed to allow natural sunlight into the classrooms, thus reducing electricity consumption.

Employees from Henkel Indonesia contributed by painting a mural on a classroom wall and donating essentials items, such as stationery, bags, laptops, raincoats, toothbrushes, toothpaste, snacks, a printer, badminton rackets, storybooks and magazines.

Students at the newly rebuilt SDN Amsila.

The new school building has a stronger structure and is built with sustainable materials. This will help to create a more conducive learning environment for the students.