Rumah Kambera Project


A photography mentoring project to become a medium of expression and storytelling through photos. Starting from January 2020, training has been conducted in two schools, in two villages, in the eastern part of Sumba. The children tell about their homes and village environment, as well as how they traveled to school. The result of this children’s story becomes additional data to get an overview of people’s daily life and comparison in remote areas of Sumba. When the targeted area is not available electricity, the need for maintenance and charging of batteries should be carried out on the return to the city of Waingapu. The importance of Rumah Kambera, becomes vital for the treatment of electronic devices used for sumba photo stories training.


Since August 2020 we have been rebuilding a school that collapsed in the wind at the end of 2019. With this development, every year 65 to 100 children can attend school safely and comfortably. In addition to the school, this building will also be the center of activities of Mbinudita residents, which number about 300 families. For activities in Mbinudita, we were unable to stay more than two nights, citing logistics, lack of availability of foodstuffs, lack of access to clean water and electricity. Therefore, Kambera House becomes a central point and is indispensable in long-term projects to plan and manage all Mbinudita projects in the future.


A project that aims to provide first aid through first aid kits that will be distributed to every school and traditional medical personnel accompanied by Faskes personnel in East Sumba. Access to primary health services is quite difficult to obtain in remote areas of East Sumba, in addition to the uneven distribution of residents also because of poor road access. Small examples, such as minor scratches on the legs (children and adults who are mostly barefoot) can quickly become infected and become significant injuries. To prevent this, YKBI and FFF will provide first aid boxes to more than 40 schools and train teachers on primary health care. Kambera’s house will be at the heart of the project; preparation, teacher training and follow-up will be managed from Kambera’s House.


A joint project of Charis Sumba School. In the last four years, in the field of education, Charis Sumba School has accompanied 37 teachers in 18 remote village schools, especially PAUD schools and emergency classes in the east Sumba area. FFF participates in helping the implementation of the mentoring, so that the teaching and learning process in remote areas can continue. In the future, FFF together with Charis Sumba School will hold various activities to increase the capacity of education personnel in the form of: training, seminars, and workshops. In addition, in the field of health will also be focused on improving nutrition, healthy lifestyle, prevention and methods of first aid in accidents, which then the knowledge can be disseminated and taught in schools and the surrounding environment.


One of the main problems in East Sumba is limited access to clean water. Generally, people still rely on springs, wells, and rainwater reservoirs but still do not meet the basic needs of water. We strive to conduct research and experiments by leveraging available resources, working on alternative ways to make accessibility easier to get clean, safe water. This is a long-term project that requires an “office” and adequate space. Rumah Kambera will facilitate collaboration with experts, share knowledge and learn the needs of residents for clean water.


One of the biggest assets of this house, is the land on which this house stands; the area is quite large and very suitable for farming, we will make gardens; the harvest can be used to cook for volunteers and the surrounding community. We will also conduct training on the importance of nutrition (nutrition and food), as well as conduct various experiments, and seek answers on how to cultivate limestone soils and adapt to a climate where rain only occurs on average 2 months per year.