The New School Year Is About To Start
We believe every child should have access to education. Schools here require that all students wear a uniform, the cost of which not all families can afford.
To help less fortunate families in nearby communities on Lembeh Island, we have initiated a Social Commitment Project to buy school uniforms for the children of families who cannot afford them.
Last year our guests’ contributions allowed us to buy 30 uniform sets for less fortunate children and to create a learning center in our neighboring communities. The two nearest villages now have a computer and small library that every child can use. These two villages, Pintu Kota Kecil and Pintu Kota Besar, are populated with the families of small-scale fishermen and computers and books are still a rare commodity there.
This year, our goal is to raise funds to help even more families buy uniforms and school supplies.
We welcome any financial contributions, big or small. If you prefer to help by bringing something along on your next visit, we suggest very basic English children’s books, coloring pens and pencils, very simple English dictionaries or group sports accessories like soccer balls. We also plan to provide basic English language DVDs to help local people improve their English skills in hopes of greater employment opportunities.
Our sincere and heartfelt thanks to all of our generous guests and donors!