Mt Merapi had erupted in October 2010 and spewed lava over homes, schools and fields in Central Java. When we came through assessing more needs (with an NGO) in early 2011 we met these kids still waiting to have their school rebuilt. In the interim the mosque was letting them use their facilities and they had just finished classes for the afternoon. A lot of their parents had lost their crops and animals and were now working cooperatively to manage herds they could jointly afford and fields they could work together. The community had really banded together, and been supported by churches, NGOs and other groups. Over 35,000 people were evacuated at this time and 353 died. Ash fell even in nearby Yogyakarta....From the archives: Merapi area, Indonesia. Thanks to Tasha for taking this photo.......#guardiantravelsnaps #bbctravel #lonelyplanet #lonelyplanetindonesia #indonesia #mtmerapi #children #mosqueschool #mosque #wanderlust #explore #travelphotography #visitedplanet #iloveindonesia #Java #worldtraveller #traveleverywhere #exploretheworld #traveltheworld #opentheworld #instatravel #fromwhereyoudratherbe #wonderful_places #beyourbucketlist #betheadventure #lonelyplanettraveller #natgeotravel #igtravel - from Instagram

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