EAST Lancashire-based charity organisation Al-Imdaad Foundation has started funding educational establishments in disaster-struck Indonesia.

The country is prone to tsunamis, volcano eruptions, and earthquakes, and at least 11 people were killed in the country when the Mount Sinabung volcano erupted last week.

The natural disasters often destroy the country’s infrastructure, including hospitals, roads, and schools.

Blackburn-based Al-Imdaad Foundation has started to build education centres in Batang, Yogya and Kuburjang.

Construction work has already started, and each centre will help more than 3,000 students.

Earlier eruptions of the Mount Merapi volcano led to six villages being completely destroyed, leaving thousands of people homeless and in need.

The Al-Imdaad Foundation office in Indonesia has helped those affected by natural disasters in the country since 2004.

As well as education facilities, the Foundation has established water tankers in rural areas of the country. The cost of each tanker is £800, and each one can assist hundreds of families.

Al-Imdaad’s projects co-ordinator Zubair Valimulla said: “Our work in Indonesia continues, as well as in over 65 other countries.

“We would like to thank each and every donor who has taken part in our global projects.”

Al-Imdaad has previously done a lot of work in conflict-torn Syria, including building a dedicated village to house refugees. To view the projects and live updates visit www.alimdaad.co.uk