Indonesian children attending lessons under tents

Indonesian children attending lessons under tents
Indonesian children attending lessons under tents

The magnitude 5.9 quake on May 27 killed more than 5,700 people and made up to a million homeless on Indonesia's Java island. Aid agencies estimated that as many as 2,000 schools were flattened or damaged.

Although schools were declared open, some did not hold lessons and many children didn't have uniforms. In some villages, there were not enough chairs.

Most schools now have temporary tents made of bamboo and tarpaulins, and are equipped with desks, chairs and a blackboard. Books, pens and paper have also been provided by the government and aid agencies, qccording to the AP.