Indonesia: 10,000 school bags and 1,000 school uniforms to be distributed in Aceh

News and Press Release
Originally published
Banda Aceh, Indonesia - Islamic Relief (IR) is proud to start the new school year on Monday, 18 July 2005, by distributing school bags and uniforms to students in Aceh to tsunami-affected residents.

Islamic Relief will distribute 10,000 school bags in Aceh and Meulaboh. The distribution of bags will be for Primary, Elementary, and High school students.

Islamic Relief started the distribution of school uniforms for students in Banda Aceh and Aceh Besar, where each student will receive two (2) sets of school uniforms. The uniforms were produced locally by tailors in one of Islamic Relief's vocational training programmes for tsunami-affected women.

"Children have right to education. The school bags and uniforms will help restore students' sense of pride and most importantly help children in pursuit of their education." -Abdel Salam - Director of Media and Public Relations