Generate Income & Hope From Non-Recyclable Garbage

by XSProject
Generate Income & Hope From Non-Recyclable Garbage
Generate Income & Hope From Non-Recyclable Garbage
Generate Income & Hope From Non-Recyclable Garbage
Generate Income & Hope From Non-Recyclable Garbage
Generate Income & Hope From Non-Recyclable Garbage
Generate Income & Hope From Non-Recyclable Garbage
Generate Income & Hope From Non-Recyclable Garbage
Generate Income & Hope From Non-Recyclable Garbage
Generate Income & Hope From Non-Recyclable Garbage
Generate Income & Hope From Non-Recyclable Garbage
Generate Income & Hope From Non-Recyclable Garbage
Generate Income & Hope From Non-Recyclable Garbage
Generate Income & Hope From Non-Recyclable Garbage
Generate Income & Hope From Non-Recyclable Garbage
Generate Income & Hope From Non-Recyclable Garbage
Generate Income & Hope From Non-Recyclable Garbage
Generate Income & Hope From Non-Recyclable Garbage
Generate Income & Hope From Non-Recyclable Garbage
Generate Income & Hope From Non-Recyclable Garbage
Generate Income & Hope From Non-Recyclable Garbage
Generate Income & Hope From Non-Recyclable Garbage
Generate Income & Hope From Non-Recyclable Garbage
Generate Income & Hope From Non-Recyclable Garbage
Generate Income & Hope From Non-Recyclable Garbage
Generate Income & Hope From Non-Recyclable Garbage
Generate Income & Hope From Non-Recyclable Garbage
Generate Income & Hope From Non-Recyclable Garbage
Generate Income & Hope From Non-Recyclable Garbage
Generate Income & Hope From Non-Recyclable Garbage
Generate Income & Hope From Non-Recyclable Garbage
Generate Income & Hope From Non-Recyclable Garbage
Generate Income & Hope From Non-Recyclable Garbage
Generate Income & Hope From Non-Recyclable Garbage
Generate Income & Hope From Non-Recyclable Garbage
Generate Income & Hope From Non-Recyclable Garbage
Generate Income & Hope From Non-Recyclable Garbage
Generate Income & Hope From Non-Recyclable Garbage
Generate Income & Hope From Non-Recyclable Garbage
Generate Income & Hope From Non-Recyclable Garbage
Generate Income & Hope From Non-Recyclable Garbage

Last year we shared with you about the development of our new facility for the children and the community. It is now completed – the facility has 3 buildings housing a reading area and study area, 1 classroom, 2 multi-purpose rooms and 1 health check-up room. It has enough room for the children to play outside surrounded by fruit trees that the children can learn about various kind of fruit trees and eventually taste them when they are ready to be eaten.

During this pandemic the schools are closed, and students must study from home.  Our new facilities are a much more productive place for them to study compared to the tiny space in their homes with no good light.

We have a dedicated teacher to help them study and Nurlela, who just graduated college, has decided to take the responsibility of teaching Grade 6 and help them prepare for middle school next school year.

We have conducted Covid tests for the parents in the health check-up room, and have had other health socialization programs for the older children.

We are going to start inviting the community surrounding the new facility so that we can provide place to learn and to be more creative for more children.

Your donation to XSProject through GlobalGiving will have a direct impact on making this happen. We hope that you will continue to support our work and you are making the difference for them.

 

Thank you.

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Following up our report on our Community and the Covid-19 pandemic couple months ago, and as we are not sure when is this going to be over, XSProject see the needs for the community and the staff to be periodically tested for Covid-19.  In Indonesia this is usually done first with an economical antibody test.  If the result is reactive, then it is followed up with a more accurate swab test to confirm the infection.

Following up our report on our Community and the Covid-19 pandemic couple months ago, we still don’t know when is this going to be over. So we continued with our plan to give the test to the moms.

As we have explained in our previous report, that in Indonesia this is usually done first with an antibody test. If the result is reactive, then it is followed up with a more accurate swab test.

The process of gathering the moms was not easy, as most of the moms were afraid of going through the test. But with a little bit effort we were able to gather more than 30 moms to have the test done.

When the doctor explained what Covi is, why the test is done, why it is important and what kind of results may be expected and steps to prevent, the moms got more curious and asked a lot of questions.

There was only 1 mom received non-reactive result. We followed up with swab test and asked her self-isolation.

We continue to provide anybody who would like to have the test, after learning from those who have don’t the test the benefit of the test.

Thank you very much again to all donors and GlobalGiving for giving us the opportunity to provide the Covid test for our Community.

 

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Following up our report on our Community and the Covid-19 pandemic couple months ago, and as we are not sure when is this going to be over, XSProject see the needs for the community and the staff to be periodically tested for Covid-19.  In Indonesia this is usually done first with an economical antibody test.  If the result is reactive, then it is followed up with a more accurate swab test to confirm the infection.

As we know, the trash pickers are among the most vulnerable people. Their work was already dangerous and susceptible to the corona virus, but they must keep working by collecting trash to survive.

Our community has been very lucky that they have been receiving food donations during the first two months since the pandemic began, and also during the Fasting month and end of Ramadan holidays.

So this month we conducted an antibody test for the Community, starting with the fathers.

It was hard to convince them to take the test, because they are afraid of the results.  If the test results are reactive, they risk being isolated and rejected by their neighbors.

However, the doctor was able to present and explain what Covid is, how and why the test is done, why it is important and what kind of results may be expected, and steps to prevent Covid.  This helped convince the men to be tested.

Luckily the result for all 30 men was negative! Now we plan to test all of the moms in another few weeks. 

Thank you to all donors and GlobalGiving for giving us the opportunity to provide the Covid test for our Community.

 

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The children and their moms received the donation
The children and their moms received the donation

Trash pickers are among the most vulnerable people. Their work was already dangerous and susceptible to the corona virus, but they must keep working by collecting trash to survive.

The government has instituted a lock-down of businesses, so there is less trash on the street, and from schools, shops and malls.  But there is now more trash in residential areas, because people are using on-line delivery. The problem is that the trash pickers and trash collectors cannot sell their trash because recycling companies closed

Luckily there is a solution to this difficult problem.  The community has received food donations from several organizations. These donations are urgently needed.  They included rice, eggs, canned meats, and instant noodles.

The community is grateful and thankful for what they have received in this difficult times.  Your generous donations will help us and help them, help the children and their families to get something to fight the virus.

The food donation they received
The food donation they received
Also received communal washing dispenser
Also received communal washing dispenser
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Mamat with his new fire extinguisher
Mamat with his new fire extinguisher

 

XSProject has long focused on improving the education of the children and the health of our community members, the children and their parents.   But in addition to education and health, we need to consider community safety as well.

Unfortunately, over the years Jakarta has had many cases of poor neighborhoods being suddenly destroyed by fires.  The causes are many: faulty kerosene stoves, bad electrical wiring, careless disposal of cigarettes, or even arson.    The Cirendeu community is especially vulnerable because much of the trash is highly flammable.  When fires have broken out in the past, they have been extinguished with water.  However, the water supply is not always reliable and can be far from the fire.  So there is always the risk that fires cannot be extinguished before they spread.

For many years Mamat, one of the foreman, has wanted a fire extinguisher to protect his family and other families working for him. With your contributions we have been able to fulfill his wishes, and will also be distributing additional extinguishers to other foremen in the community. Mamat has taught others the important of community safety, especially in the place they are living in.

Your donation to XSProject through GlobalGiving will have a direct impact on making this happen. We hope that you will continue to support our work and you are making the difference for them.

 

Mamat's old fire extinguisher
Mamat's old fire extinguisher
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XSProject

Location: Cilandak Barat, Jakarta - Indonesia
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Project Leader:
Retno Hapsari
Jakarta Selatan, Indonesia
$117,951 raised of $120,000 goal
 
1,245 donations
$2,049 to go
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