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Build Safe School For Children In East Indonesia

by Yayasan Hati Gembira Indonesia (Happy Hearts Indonesia Foundation)
Build Safe School For Children In East Indonesia
Build Safe School For Children In East Indonesia
Build Safe School For Children In East Indonesia
Build Safe School For Children In East Indonesia
Build Safe School For Children In East Indonesia
Build Safe School For Children In East Indonesia
Build Safe School For Children In East Indonesia
Build Safe School For Children In East Indonesia
Build Safe School For Children In East Indonesia
Build Safe School For Children In East Indonesia
Build Safe School For Children In East Indonesia
Build Safe School For Children In East Indonesia
Build Safe School For Children In East Indonesia
Build Safe School For Children In East Indonesia
Build Safe School For Children In East Indonesia

Since our last report, we completed the rebuilding of 6 schools, making the total of 27 schools rebuilt in East Nusa Tenggara. Over 250 schoolchildren are now going to safe schools with proper facilities, thanks to your support!

Two more schools for Sumba and 3 schools for West Timor are currently in progress, including Bakti Luhur Paulus Janssen school for children with disability, which is scheduled to finish in August.

In addition to school rebuilding, we also provided WASH training at additional 7 schools. WASH or Water, Sanitation and Hygiene training is crucial for young children to develop good hygiene practices at school and in their homes.

Promoting Reading Culture in Sumba

The library initiative is part of our community development program that we started last year. It aims to spark reading habit not only in children but also in the communities where the libraries are located.

Access to reading materials, especially in rural Sumba, is very lacking. The community libraries we built and located in 3 different villages are now equipped with donated books for all ages. We see children and adults getting excited with reading; girls in particular make up 60% of the readers. These community libraries are a start in combating illiteracy on the island, which is one of the highest in the country.

We are gearing up to rebuilding more schools in East Nusa Tenggara for the second half of the year. We thank you for your continuous support to our #iamchange campaign.

Thank you!

Rebuilding In Progress - Bakti Luhur in West Timor
Rebuilding In Progress - Bakti Luhur in West Timor
WASH Training for Teachers and Schoolchildren
WASH Training for Teachers and Schoolchildren
Community Libraries to Promote Reading in Sumba
Community Libraries to Promote Reading in Sumba
Recently Rebuilt Joel Preschool, West Timor
Recently Rebuilt Joel Preschool, West Timor
Recently Rebuilt Persaudaraan Preschool, Flores
Recently Rebuilt Persaudaraan Preschool, Flores

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Schools in East Nusa Tenggara
Schools in East Nusa Tenggara

About East Nusa Tenggara

Also known locally as Nusa Tenggara Timur or simply NTT, East Nusa Tenggara located in East Indonesia is the third poorest region in the country. Happy Hearts Indonesia began rebuilding schools in the region in 2016. The great need of decent and safe schools urged us to focus on East Nusa Tenggara and rebuild more schools, and in 2018 we launched the #iamchange campaign that aims to rebuild 200 schools in East Nusa Tenggara over the next few years.

Since the launch of the campaign in March 2018, we have rebuilt 21 schools, serving 1,438 children and supporting 7,190 community members on the islands of Sumba, Flores and Timor.

After schools are rebuilt, Happy Hearts Indonesia also provide the following programs.

School Management & Teacher Training - in collaboration with several organizations, we facilitated a number of school management and capacity building training for teachers in the areas of our rebuilt schools.

Water, Sanitation & Hygiene Training - to encourage good hygiene behavior in the schools we rebuilt.

Happy Kidsto improve student achievement at rebuilt schools. The Happy Kids program provides:

  • School uniform - beginning of each academic year
  • Nutritional food - three times a week
  • Health education & examination - twice a year
  • Environmental day - monthly activity that includes school cleaning and seed planting
  • Inspirational day - biannual activity that introduces children to different kinds of profession

Community Development Program - we built mobile libraries not just for children of our rebuilt schools, but also for members of the community.

Quotes from Our Beneficiaries

"Our school is much better now! We have a lot of toys, that's why we love to go to school." – Irene, student of PAUD Mawar Laensukaer, Timor

"The children are now a lot more excited when they come to school. The classrooms are bright as they have a beautiful color. The chairs and tables are very strong and of good quality. We are also grateful because HHI has rebuilt the toilets for our students. Thank you so much to HHI and donors who have rebuilt our school." - Gabariel Lahar, Principal of SD Munting Kajang, Flores

"My daughter has become a lot more enthusiastic to go to school, she loves to learn and play with her friends at school. Thank you donor and HHI for helping us rebuild a better school" - Lusia Tefa, mother of a student at TK St Maria Ratu Karmel, Timor

We aim to rebuild 26 schools in East Nusa Tenggara this year. Help us get there! Support the #iamchange campaign by sharing and donating at https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/iamchange/.

Happy Kids program
Happy Kids program
School Management and Teacher Training
School Management and Teacher Training
Community Development Program
Community Development Program
WASH Training
WASH Training
School Transformation in East Nusa Tenggara
School Transformation in East Nusa Tenggara

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Project Leader:
Mel Utama
Jakarta, Indonesia

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