Give An Education To A Trash Picker's Child

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Give An Education To A Trash Picker's Child
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Give An Education To A Trash Picker's Child
Give An Education To A Trash Picker's Child
Give An Education To A Trash Picker's Child
Give An Education To A Trash Picker's Child
Give An Education To A Trash Picker's Child
Give An Education To A Trash Picker's Child
Give An Education To A Trash Picker's Child
Give An Education To A Trash Picker's Child
Give An Education To A Trash Picker's Child
Give An Education To A Trash Picker's Child
Give An Education To A Trash Picker's Child
Give An Education To A Trash Picker's Child
Give An Education To A Trash Picker's Child
Give An Education To A Trash Picker's Child
Give An Education To A Trash Picker's Child
Give An Education To A Trash Picker's Child
Give An Education To A Trash Picker's Child
Give An Education To A Trash Picker's Child
Give An Education To A Trash Picker's Child
Give An Education To A Trash Picker's Child
Give An Education To A Trash Picker's Child
Give An Education To A Trash Picker's Child
Give An Education To A Trash Picker's Child
Give An Education To A Trash Picker's Child
Give An Education To A Trash Picker's Child
Give An Education To A Trash Picker's Child
Give An Education To A Trash Picker's Child
Give An Education To A Trash Picker's Child
Give An Education To A Trash Picker's Child
Give An Education To A Trash Picker's Child
Give An Education To A Trash Picker's Child
Give An Education To A Trash Picker's Child
Give An Education To A Trash Picker's Child
Give An Education To A Trash Picker's Child
Give An Education To A Trash Picker's Child
Give An Education To A Trash Picker's Child

According to UNICEF Indonesia COVID-19 Response Situation Report: April –June 2022, the government of Indonesia launched a National Immunization Month aiming to immunize more than 36 million children against vaccine preventable diseases. And Following the revision of the school reopening regulation in April 2022, all schools are required to conduct 100 per cent face-to-face learning starting from the new school year in mid-July 2022.

90 students under our XSEducation program have all back and settling in to the school routines since a month ago.

Our Kindergarten have enter into our second batch of students since we started last year during pandemic. And we are happy to see our last year grade 12 have decided to pursue their higher education by going to college, plus 1 of the kindergarten teacher also has decided to pursue further education. We are now have 15 college students.

At the start of new school year, one of our main program is providing school supplies to all students, and they are very much looking forward to receive backpack, shoes, uniforms, books, pencils, etc. This is very important for the parents and the students as that is the sign of readiness for the kids to start their first day of school.

The parents are relief that their children can now spend their times during the day at school and the children are also much happier that they can meet their friends and having much better education at school.

Nevertheless, with the help from donator through GlobalGiving XSProject – XSEducation, children in Cirendeu are able to continue their education every day.

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April was the Ramadhan month in Indonesia. It is considered a sacred month and during this month people observe fasting for a whole month. Fasting means abstinence from food and other things relating to worldly passions and desires. This holy month is also a time for solidarity and sharing with the family and the less fortunate people. The principle of fasting is linked to “self-control” thus, considered a spiritual practice leading to building a deeper faith and closer bond with the Lord.

During this month, the children also observed fasting despite the schools already starting to be offline. From mid to end of April and as Eid-al-Fitr draws nearer, we kept the children engaged in various Ramadhan activities to make them better understand the purpose of Ramadhan. The children were encouraged and taught to read the Qu’ran, they listened to religious stories related by the storyteller and they also created various arts and crafts for their festival like making the traditional Ketupat. Kupat, ketupat, or tipat is a Javanese rice cake packed inside a diamond-shaped container of woven palm leaf pouch. The children made them out of paper to create arts and crafts ornaments to celebrate the Idul Fitri festivities.

It was an eventful month for XSProject and the children had an enjoyable time learning more about their holy festival and fasting. After 1 week of celebrating Idul Fitri, the children will go back to school again and resume their studies. Hopefully, with more recharged spirits and energy to enjoy studying again with their friends and teachers.

We appreciate and thank you, our donors, and the community for the continuous support and dedication to our project.

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Our College students having a yearly gathering
Our College students having a yearly gathering

Being a college student can be unthinkable for the trash pickers’ children especially for their parents. In their family it is very rare maybe there could be one or two who graduated up to high school only. These children when pursuing higher education can then be the support system for their family by becoming a better and educated person. XSProject provides them with their college fees so they can change the children and their parents’ mindset and show them the world is much wider than just their trash environment. They want to introduce them to a better and broader kind of life. Arto and Inalisa are one of those fortunate children who are in their first semester in College since July 2021.They graduated from High School last June and were keen to continue their education.

Considering the completely new environment and new mindset needed, they have to learn to adapt to the world of education in college. Such as the discipline it requires, the completely independent learning process and interacting with lecturers and the college. Unlike when they were in elementary, junior high or high school where they always had their parents, guardians and teachers to assist and guide them.

In January they received their grades after 6 months of attending lectures. Their grades weren’t good as they are still surprised by the method used. They are not at all used to the “new” learning system in college. For example; the daily checking through e-learning in the form of assignments thus, it’s hard to keep track when an assignment is due or even the date of their exam. They also need to adjust to the constant usage of technology for getting themselves organized and completing their tasks.

With the help from the Foundation, we provide them with some computers, a place to study with smooth internet access so they can study easily. And if they repeat the subjects, they can do so to improve their grades too. To keep their spirits up so they don’t give up we will always support them for a brighter future.

We thank you, our donors and community for the continuous support and dedication to our project.

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Pre School in Taekwondo Class
Pre School in Taekwondo Class

 

In 2016, continuing to keep our mission of Education alive, XSProject started a scholarship program for Pre School to High School children providing them with school fees and for those who wished to continue their higher education entering a college or university. We started with only 1 student and gradually in the second year, 2 students followed. This year – 5 years later – we have 11 students – 3 students will graduate with a Diploma and 2 will graduate with a Bachelor’s Degree.

Their areas of interest are also increasingly varied such as Industrial Engineering, Nursing, English Literature and Digital Advertising in addition to common fields such as Office Administration or Accounting. These students continue to inspire students in high school as well as parents, who see that by joining XSProject they can have the opportunity to further increase their knowledge and build a better future.

The trash pickers children's journey to university has not been easy as there have been many challenges, considering their family background and environment. Even though the ratio of children who we have sent to high school compared to those who continue their studies is very small, but for these children, their parents, the trash picker communities, and our foundation it has created a big impact and influence on them.

The reason we continue to support these students is because of their efforts and enthusiasm for learning from elementary to high school. And if they want to continue their education, we felt we should we keep continuing to provide scholarships to keep assisting them, encouraging them and motivating them for their future.

We thank our donors and community for the continuous support and dedication to our project. We are very grateful of such support.

Pre School in Market Day Session
Pre School in Market Day Session
College Students Year 2022
College Students Year 2022
College Students Gathering
College Students Gathering
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THANK YOU from all of us

All of us at XSProject Indonesia would like to express our gratitude and how grateful we are. A BIG THANK YOU for your support of our programs in 2021. Many generous and thoughtful donors have contributed to our social programs.

The year started with the continued pandemic situation and few months ago as we started to feel it is almost over a new virus emerged. Despite the pandemic and the current situation, it has not discouraged the children, communities and XSProject Organisation to keep moving forward and fighting to survive in carrying out its vision and mission.

The New Year started in the New Facility where the children were able to enjoy a cleaner and greener environment to do their homework, read books, and indulge in many other activities whilst also following strict health protocols. As the children still had to continue distance learning the new facility also helped to facilitate their education better. In March as the schools slowly re-opened, we received a number of toy and staple food donations for the children. Together with supporting school we created some fun educational and outdoor activities to entertain them. When Ramadhan approached, we kept the children busy in the afternoon to keep them engaged like reading the Qur’an, playing games and creating arts and crafts. Whilst the children were involved in the activities, we invited their moms to educate them on their health and had simple health check-ups for pregnant mothers.

The children had their end of school year in July and received their report cards. Despite the challenging times and limited learning conditions of having no internet access, and inadequate facilities they managed to graduate and progress to the next level. As we continued to have activities for them, we also had the opportunity to give them healthy snacks and meals, to keep them well-nourished during the pandemic. When the second wave hit Indonesia and schools were halted, some schools for Early Childhood Education and Development (PAUD) in early September, started two times a week. To assist the primary and secondary school children in their online learning we provided them with a tutor to guide them. By doing this we noticed a significant change and improvement in the children’s development.

Progressing through the end of the year we provided ear health check-ups for all the children and adults including their parents. The benefits of health services received by the poorest people in Indonesia are very minimal in comparison to the upper class and wealthy. It was then decided considering the need, ear check-ups will be carried out regularly, as well as other health check-ups such as: eyes, teeth, and general check-ups for children and parents.

Both parents and children have been very happy and relieved with the facilities, care and support provided from XSProject. We continue to plan better facilities to support and keep them comfortable. Your donation, time, energy and support to XSProject has a direct impact on making this happen. XSProject helps the children to aim to have a better life not just for themselves but also for their parents. Showing and providing more opportunities and new experiences outside their world will motivate them to work hard in school and to be eager for more knowledge.

We hope you will continue to support our work in the trash picker community. You are making the difference for them.

We are very grateful and we thank you all so much.

Happy Holidays and Happy New Year 2022 from all of us at XSProject in Jakarta, Indonesia.

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