Maida Irawani was a teacher in her native Aceh, Indonesia, when the tsunami struck in December 2004. She now works for the NGO World Vision and writes here about rebuilding education in Aceh.
After the tsunami, education in Aceh came to a halt. The disaster destroyed schools and killed thousands of teachers and students. Before the tsunami, a conflict in Aceh saw hundreds of our schools burned down.
But now, with peace and foreign investment, children have more opportunities.