Nov 13, 2019

The Circle Is almost Complete

Fitriyah with her mom when she was in Grade 8
Fitriyah with her mom when she was in Grade 8

Who would have thought that Fitriyah will soon graduate from College and work at XSProject office as bookkeeper. 

Fitriyah is one of our trash picker’s children under XSProject-XSEducation Scholarship program for the last 13 years . She and her family joined the community of trash pickers at one of Jakarta’s  many dump sites when she was in Grade 3. She is the oldest in the family, so her parents expect a lot of her – to help take care of her siblings and also sometimes to help her parents working on the trash they collect.

When Fitriyah was in her last year of high school, one of the colleges nearby offered students to take an entrance exam. She took it and not only passed, but she was also granted a scholarship if she decided to continue her studies. She asked the permission from her parents. Fitriyah felt she had to ask her parents, because trash picker children are expected to contribute to the family from a very young age.   Her mother who encouraged her to study, told her to take the opportunity.  Her mother told her “it’s ok, you don’t have to help us, but continue study as high as you can.”

One of the requirements to receive financial support to go to college is to give tutorials to the younger students. Fitriyah was doing so well that the kindergarten teacher promoted her to be her assistant.

The past three months Fitriyah has been in her last year of an associate degree in college.  She has done an internship at XSProject office in bookkeeping.  She said she likes to do anything with math, that is why she is taking accounting. Starting next month, she will move to working on contract, and hopefully after graduating she will be our permanent staff in the finance dept.

She has already thinking ahead … ‘would it be possible for me to continue to a bachelor’s degree while working?   Of course we will support her.

Your continue support for Fitriyah educations and other students at the community will continue encouraging them to see that there are many opportunities ahead of them.

Thank you again for your support.

Fitriyah is giving tutorial to the younger student
Fitriyah is giving tutorial to the younger student
Firiyah is doing an internship as bookkeeping
Firiyah is doing an internship as bookkeeping
Oct 11, 2019

A new place for the children

The future new place for the children
The future new place for the children

When XSProject learned that the trash picker families we have been working with all these years were going to be evicted, we took this as an opportunity for us to find a new and better place for the children. There are many reasons that triggered this action.  But the number one reason is that through the support of many generous donations, the situation of the children has improved significantly: mentally, physically and intellectually. To maintain this quality the children, need a better, cleaner and greener place to continue to grow and to learn.

We found a place nearby the current trash picker location and we have started the development since the beginning of the year. We still have few more units to build, so we invite everybody to be part of the children journey in this new place

The new location is being designed as a better, cleaner, and greener space for the Cirendeu children to learn and explore.  The new site will have a community center, library and health center for the children, as well as a small office and workshop for XSProject.

Last month we introduced the site to the community with a tree planting.  Donors and supporters met with the children and planted 13 Indonesia fruit trees. The following week, the Middle School children planted some traditional herb plants.

The new location will be a place for the children to learn and to explore not only inside the room but also outside. We hope to invite more children from the surrounding area, so they too can get the benefit of our new location

We invite you to be part of this journey with your donation through Global Giving, and we thank you so much for the generous support.

The Primary students are planting the fruit trees
The Primary students are planting the fruit trees
Febry planted herb plant at the herb garden site
Febry planted herb plant at the herb garden site
The children enjoyed the story telling session
The children enjoyed the story telling session
Sep 10, 2019

Nurdin's future is in his hands

Nurdin after taking one of his entrance tests
Nurdin after taking one of his entrance tests

Nurdiansyah or Nurdin he likes to be called is one of the four graduates from vocational school who has decided to continue their education to a higher degree.

 

Nurdin has always wanted to have his own car garage business. That is why he chose to study automotive mechanics in vocational high school.

 

Three years later, he continues to pursue his dream.  Nurdin applied to a training center sponsored by the Ministry of Labor.  It is free training, but he had to compete with hundreds of applicants and go through a screening test three times.  Nurdin passed the tests.  There are 19 fields offered by the training center, including automotive mechanics.  This is a good opportunity for Nurdin to get advanced training on what he has learned in high school.

 

We are very happy of Nurdin’s enthusiasm in preparing for his future. When he found out that he was accepted at the training center, he asked us if he can still can go to college after finishing the training to take Business Management courses.

 

Your donation will help Nurdin’s wish to get as much education as he can to make his dream into a reality.

 

 

Nurdin in class
Nurdin in class
 
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