Indonesia: Gap Inc helps rebuild Lhoong high school

Jakarta, Indonesia-Relief -- The US specialty retailer, Gap Inc, has awarded $308,000 to Dompet Dhuafa Republika to help rebuild a high school (SMU I) in Lhoong, Aceh Besar. The school building has been completely destroyed by last December tsunami.
The Gap Corporate Social Responsibility fund awarded last week during a seminar on Corporate Social Responsibility on July 12, held by Dompet Dhuafa Republika, a charity foundation established by Jakarta based Republika daily. Dompet Dhuafa is well known for managing social fund and providing disaster relief, including in Aceh and Nias.

''Aceh educational facilities have to be restored immediately. We provide this fund to Dompet Duafa to support the rehabilitation of the Lhoong school physical infrastructure,'' said Ira Puspadewi, compliance director of Gap Inc's South East Asia.

During tsunami relief, Puspadewi said, Gap Inc has provided assistance to Aceh through three organizations, including American Red Cross, Global Giving, and Care.

On July 11, Dompet Dhuafa also received Rp 1 billion ($110,000) donation from PT Exxon Mobile Indonesia to provide temporary houses for tsunami survivors in Aceh. Tottally, Exxon Mobile has provided $11 million to help tsunami victims, channeled through UNICEF, UNHCR, Dompet Dhuafa, Yayasan Pakta, Yayasan Mitra Mandiri, and many other NGOs. © che