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Help Promote Good Reading Habits in Kalimantan



For more than 4 years, YUM has worked to increase the quality of children's education in Bukit Batu, Central Kalimantan, home to 13,000 inhabitants, most of them living with less than $2 per day. YUM's Community Library is the only library in the area and more than 500 children enjoy not only reading the books available but also the various educational activities offered. With your help, we can continue to enrich their lives through reading, ultimately promoting their intellectual development.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

YUM's working area in Central Kalimantan has a very low level of education. The poor economic situation and the lack of transportation in this remote area make education facilities very difficult to access and too costly for the 13,000 inhabitants. Expensive books, difficult access to the internet, unqualified teachers, shortage of books in school libraries make children lack the knowledge and skills necessary for future employment, and ultimately this keeps the cycle of poverty alive.

How will this project solve this problem?

The YUM Kalimantan Library provides books, magazines and offers free daily activities in the library such as reading, writing-storytelling; drawing-coloring; arts&crafts activities; dancing; watching movies as well as playing games to increase the children's knowledge&creativity. Children are motivated to read & expand their horizon. The older ones have a place to research reference material for their studies, providing an alternative to potential bad behavior as a result of boredom and poverty.

Potential Long Term Impact

The Kalimantan YUM library will improve the access to educational facilities and activities for approximately 500 children every month. YUM hopes to welcome more visitors in the future including youths, mothers, teachers and communities living around the library so as to further increase the knowledge and skills of the local community enabling them to focus on their education, find better jobs and ultimately rise out of poverty.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $1,778
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $9,387
Total Funding Goal: $11,165

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Excel file (projdoc.xls).


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Project Leader

Aris Miarti

Fundraising Officer
Jakarta, Indonesia

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