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After the tsunami EA focused on three key areas to revive the communities: economic activities, returning children to school, and rehousing victims.  EA cleaned, reorganized, and reconstructed Pasi Pekan Baru's fish market, refloated 12 large fishing boats, constructed 47 small traditional boats, rebuilt 5 schools (4 more are under construction), and built 617 permanent houses.
Where: Sigli, Indonesia
Who: The 5 schools had a total of 1,177 students, and the fishing boat reconstruction aided a community of 1,961 people.
How: 260 of the houses were funded by the Australian Red Cross
Awards: EA won the IFI Award 2005 for the quality of design in the service of humanity and the International Trophy IMERYS  for exemplary initiatives in the field of sustainable developement.
The reconstruction programs first goal was to revive the local economy by enabling fisherman to resume their activities as soon as possible, which in turn allowed them to provide for their families.EA repaired 12 damaged fishing trawlers as well as other port infrastructure such as a packaging warehouse, a workshop store, and a road leading to the port.EA also constructed 47 small fishing boats.The rehousing focused on Pasi Pekan Baru, Pasi Rawa, Kuala Pidie, and Tanjung Harapah, 4 fishermans quarters with a total of 596 families.
The city suffered 30% destruction from the tsunami.  The lots in orange are the ones that EA rebuilt.  (This is one page of many)CAD drawings of a sample houseEA designed three building types with the communities full participation: a village house, a town house (narrow sites), and a large double story semidetached family house.An image of the different stages in the construction process.
The workers rebuilding the houses were trained in para-seismic construction techniques.The houses utilized local materials, and were built by a local workforce.Contractors were required to hire half the workers from the local villages.EA set up a wet brick factory in an old gymansium, which provided jobs for the community.Each village brought its own aesthetic and finishes to the design, then local community members were trained to build their own houses.
These local community members formed their own small building companies, allowing the cost per house to be as cheap as AUD 11,000 each.EA provided water tanks to the houses because the tsunami created serious concerns regarding the quality and quantity of groundwater.
EA also went back years later and repainted many of the houses.

After the earthquake, 121,679 homes were severely damaged and 250,000 families were rendered homeless.  3,108 classrooms were damaged as well.  EA has decided to rehabilitate four schools using earthquake resistant construction teqniques, and is currenly looking for funding to begin the project.
Where: Pariaman region of West Sumatra, Indonesia
Who: The 4 schools have a total of 680 students and 34 teachers.  The other inhabitants of the villages will also indirectly benefit.
How: EA is currently looking for funding.
EA assessed 20 schools, and decided to rebuild 2 in Cubadak Air, one in Sirambang, and one in Tungkal Utara.Destruction in the Pariman region is massive.  It is reported that between 70-100% of the houses were destroyed.
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