This holiday season, XSProject is raising money to send 12 children from the Jakarta landfill community to the First Grade next year. Five-year-old Desti and 11 of her friends have been attending pre-school and are now eligible to enter Grade 1.
It costs $116 per year to send a child to school in Jakarta. Because of your donations, XSProject is already supporting 32 elementary school and 14 middle school children. Our greatest reward is that these children, regardless of how difficult their lives, are dedicated to their studies and homework. They do not drop out of school but return each year to advance to the next grade. At some level, as young as they are, they know the importance of getting an education.
Please help us fund Desti's education next year as well as that of her other First Grade friends. You can make a $50 tax deductible donation to GlobalGiving's Gifts for Good program and XSProject will send you a great looking wine tote made by our sewing community from scraps of recycled car seat material and batik fabric. Or, any amount you choose to donate will go a long way to help XSProject provide education for these kids. Please use this link to help Desti and her friends: http://www.globalgiving.org/projects/income-hope-from-garbage/
Happy Holidays from all of us at XSProject and thank you for supporting the Jakarta trash picker community.
The XSProject office in Jakarta, Indonesia is where most of the training, designing and sewing of our products takes place. Our sewing community is extended beyond the office however, by the senior sewers who work at XSProject. Several times a year, XSProject’s senior sewers reach out to novice sewers in the community and invites them to attend sewing workshops at XSProject’s office. During these workshops, our senior sewers demonstrate how the trash is prepared and then turned into the beautiful shopping bags, totes and other items that we sell. Once the workshop is completed, the community sewers are then able to make our products in their homes and under the direction of our senior sewers.
With the holiday season fast approaching, the XSProject office is humming with the sounds of the sewing machines making products to fill our customer orders. We are grateful that our community of sewers is able to help complete these orders, using the skills they learned in the workshops. This is why XSProject deeply believes that “Trash Transformed is Lives Changed".
Dear XSProject Donors, Before everyone gets too busy with the upcoming holiday season, XSProject and the boys and girls at XSVillageare sending this Thank You note and video to all our GlobalGiving donors. Please click the link below to see the video.
The children would like you to know that you are all appreciated, not only because of your donations but because you care enough about educating children that you have done something about it by choosing to make a donation to XSProject.
2013 has been a breakthrough year for the children of XSProject. There are now 48 children from trash picker families getting an education. We started the onsite preschool with volunteer teachers. This allowed more children to enter the first grade this semester. Four students just entered Junior High School and one student is now in vocational school.
Your donations have made this possible and the students know that. They take their studies seriously because they don’t want to let you down. The fact that they live in extreme poverty with hazardous waste around them only makes them more determined. Through your donation, they have a glimpse of a better kind of life and a dream of reaching that life. Thank you.