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Schneider Electric rebuilds, reopens four public schools in Indonesia tsunami region

July 192006
Rueil - Malmaison, July 19th, 2006 – More than 800 Indonesian schoolchildren will soon be starting classes in four new schools at Meulaboh and Banda Aceh, leaving behind them the tents which gave them temporary shelter and served as classrooms.

These four schools - three primary schools and one kindergarten - are part of the Schneider Electric reconstruction program set up after the Tsunami, with a budget for Indonesia amounting to $720,705, $682,930 of which are intended for the schools.

Built in partnership with the Indonesian Ministry of Education and Cultural Affairs and the Nurani Dunia association, the schools will be inaugurated July 19th and 20th, 2006.

"A year after rebuilding began, we are pleased to be opening these four schools for Indonesian children who will thus be able to return to normal schooling. It is the concrete result of the commitment by the Group's 92,000 employees and the work done in the field over the last year and a half by the local coordination teams," says Gilles Vermot Desroches, Vice President, Sustainable Development and Schneider Electric Foundation.

Overview of the three primary schools and the kindergarten
The rise in the price of raw materials and the heavy rain did nothing to blunt the determination of the stakeholders: construction work began in mid-2005 and the new schools have now been completed.

  • The TK Darusalamah kindergarten in Meulaboh:
    A joint operation with the Ministry of Education and Cultural Affairs, the school reconstruction program includes: two classrooms (30 to 35 pupils per class), one staff room, a playground and sanitary facilities.
    Budget: $ 65,000
    Inauguration: July 19th, 2006

  • SDN 13 school in Meulaboh:
    In partnership with the Ministry of Education and Cultural Affairs, this primary school, which was completely destroyed by the Tsunami, includes: nine classrooms (30 to 35 pupils per class), one office for the headmaster and teachers, one secretariat, one library, one laboratory and sanitary facilities.
    Budget: $ 141,000
    Inauguration: July 19th, 2006

  • SDN 21 school in Meulaboh:
    In partnership with the Ministry of Education and Cultural Affairs, this primary school, which was destroyed by the Tsunami, includes: 9 classrooms (35 pupils per class), one office for the headmaster and teachers, one office for administrative staff, one library, one laboratory, sanitary facilities and school equipment (blackboards, desks, chairs, etc.).
    Budget: $ 141,000
    Inauguration: July 19th, 2006

  • Klieng primary school, Banda Aceh:
    In partnership with the association Nurani Dunia, this project includes: six classrooms (25 to 30 pupils), one infirmary, storage facilities, library, canteen, office for the headmaster and teachers, and sanitary facilities.
    Budget: $ 141,000
    Inauguration: July 20th, 2006

    Tsunami: Schneider Electric's Commitment
    After the unprecedented natural disaster that hit the Indonesian coast on December 26th, 2004, Schneider Electric and its employees decided to take strong action to help the stricken population. A sum of $3,706,742 was collected, including $853,371 from the group's employees, as well as donations of equipment and services.

    These resources helped to launch multiple operations in four countries: Indonesia, Sri Lanka, India and Thailand – 50 projects supported, three programs: emergency, donations of equipment and services, reconstruction – with the prime objective of simplifying the inhabitants' daily lives.

    Each project is jointly sponsored by the Schneider Electric Foundation and local Indonesian partners in charge of monitoring operations.

    About Schneider Electric
    World leader in electrical distribution and automation & control through its world brands Merlin Gerin, Square D and Telemecanique, Schneider Electric develops a global offer of products and services for the residential, buildings, industry, energy and infrastructure markets. The 92,000 employees of Schneider Electric achieved sales amounting to 11.7 billion euros in 2005 via 13,000 sales outlets in 130 countries.
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