IO – The natural disasters that happened within a short period of time in East Nusa Tenggara (NTT) have left its residents traumatized. One after another, strong earthquakes have destroyed buildings such as houses, schools and places of prayer. As a result, residents’ activities have slowed down, the economy has stalled, as psychological burdens need longer to heal.
East Nusa Tenggara, and especially North Lombok, has been affected the most. In an attempt to build a spirit of cooperation, we have decided to help our brothers and sisters there directly. A form of care between Indonesians. Working together with the government to help revitalize the affected areas. Not just to help through material means but also psychological.
This natural disaster must become the glue that brings all groups together in this heated political year. Leave behind politics in order to reach one goal: Humanity.
Without having to be reported by the media, helping other Indonesians who have been struck by disaster must be our collective responsibility. Put aside egos so that goals may be met, helping to ease the burden of those affected to increase their will to survive. Whatever the kind of support, it is sure to help immensely.
This is the Indonesian spirit, the spirit of togetherness which was shown when fighting for our independence by Indonesia’s heroes. We must always keep the flame of this spirit alive, so that we may heal North Lombok and other affected areas. (alen)