Due to the parlous state of many Indonesian schools, students are often unable to study in an appropriate environment. This is particularly the case in the schools we support for rehabilitation programs, where even the ceilings can fall down. The need is urgent: there are 1200 schools in the province of West Java alone in need of rehabilitation, while the government only funds 200 such projects per year.
Our club is helping by rehabilitating schools. This includes extensive physical repairs, new fixtures and equipment, and other facilities as needed. Schools are selected based on their need and the inability of parents to fund the necessary repairs. Rehabilitation takes about four months; most of the work is performed by the local community, to increase their sense of ownership of the new facility.
As the provision of teaching staff from the government is inadequate, we hire additional teachers as necessary and pay their salaries. We are also adding library facilities by collecting and cataloging surplus books and magazines.
Key Benefits: Children learn better in school, in a safer environment; Communities benefit from the improved health and wealth of the graduates; Progress on breaking the cycle of poverty.
We would like to continue this type of project, as well as continue to support these schools through supporting teachers' salaries, providing books and materials, etc. We urgently need financial support.