SDN 3 Kayangan SMPN Satap 3 Kayangan

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SDN 3 Kayangan SMPN Satap 3 junior elementary school is combined with the high school and is located in the Kayangan Hamlet of North Lombok Regency, Indonesia. This hamlet has 635 families with just more than 2,500 people who live near the school. Families draw their income from laboring in farm fields, as ranchers and performing construction work. The water source at the school comes from a river after the well at the school was covered with rocks and damaged as a result of the August 2018 earthquake. Even today, the school is in the process of repairing the well, but the task will take some time under difficult conditions. Likewise, with the people in the hamlet of Kayangan, they have utilized the existing river water for all their daily needs such as; drinking, bathing, washing vegetables, and toilet facilities. Schools and local communities do not have access to clean water. Therefore, they use unsanitary water devices and systems to move water from rivers to the schools.

"Our school does not have access to clean water for drinking, so we access river water flowing in a ditch near the school that can be used for the needs of children from morning to afternoon. For the needs in the office, the teachers and I bring drinking water from home. Since the earthquake struck our village and there was not a single school left, the school buildings and water sources in our place were closed. So far, apart from the river, we also expect government assistance that provides access to water only once every two weeks to be shared with residents around the school."
- Jamuhur, S.pd, Headmaster

"As a class teacher, it is very difficult for me to supervise all students and tell them not to drink river water. Because we no longer have access to clean water wells as a result of the earthquake, we it is very difficult to facilitate water for students, even for toilet needs. The impact is that many students in my class suffer from skin rashes."
- Rahmah Kazmiati, S.Pd, school teacher

"In our community of Kayangan Hamlet, we do not have access to clean water. Bathing, washing, drinking water – all for our daily needs comes from river water. For drinking and cooking needs, we have to wait in the afternoon to get clear water, because in the morning until noon the river water is yellow."
- M. Jupra Junawar, Village Chief

"Me and friends take a bath and drink every day in the river. Some friends buy water in the canteen, and at most rivers are faster to drink from. Since there is no well water in the school, we are forced to go to the river. We often experience heartburn with stinging and then suddenly diarrhea with itching, which we often experience. My hope is that our school can get help in accessing clean, healthy and safe water so that we are free from itching, diarrhea and stop drinking river water again."
- Ajizan Kalbino, fifth grade student

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