A pair of devastating magnitude 6 and 7 earthquakes struck the Island of Lombok, Indonesia in August – killing more than 500 people, injuring over 1300 people and displacing over 350,000. Seeking to alleviate the suffering of their neighbours, a team of Young Adults from across Zone 4B came together to serve some of the worst affected villages from 28th September to 1st October 2018.
The first village they visited was located 5 hours away from Lombok City, and home to some 300 people inhabitants. The team conducted a medical camp for 66 patients followed up with tent-to-tent medical care for 10 patients who were physically disabled. They further provided trauma relief counselling for the entire village, as well as a Health Education Talk, Human-Value classes – and even finding time to host a yoga session and conduct some aerobic exercises. The Young Adults also distributed desperately needed packets of milk along with stationary and educational supplies to the children of the village.
The team moved on a village located at the foot hills of Mount Rinjani, which was the epicenter of the earthquake. Having driven 6 hours from Lombok Airport, they faced inaccessible roads and had to complete the journey on foot or motorbikes. Once there, the team again conducted trauma relief counselling, organized some human values themed games and distributed packets of milk, stationary supplies & books to 130 children.