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Generate Income & Hope From Non-Recyclable Garbage

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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
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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Thank you to GlobalGiving Community from all of us
Thank you to GlobalGiving Community from all of us

All of us at XSProject Indonesia would like to express our gratitude and a BIG THANK YOU to the GlobalGiving community for your support of our programs in 2019. Generous and thoughtful donors have contributed to our social programs

Through the support of GlobalGiving community and many generous donations, our children quality have improved significantly; mentally, physically and intellectually. To maintain this quality, the children need a better, cleaner and greener palace 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 site will have a community centre, library and health centre for the children, as well as a small office and workshop for XSProject.

It will also 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

At the beginning of the new school year of 2019-2020, XSProject has addtional 3 new students now attending college.  Coming from many generations of trash pickers, attending college seemed like an impossible dream.  But now their hopes have now been fulfilled. Their desires to further their education, despite all the difficulties they are facing, inspires other younger children at the community that they  too can now have the chance to dream big.

We are very proud to see Sari our first College Graduate from XSProject-XSEducation Scholarship Program for the Cirendeu trashpickers dump site under the care of XSProject. Sari has showing the path and given ways to other students to higher and better education considering their circumstance. Sari proud parents still cannot believe to be at the graduation ceremony.


Your donation to XSProject through GlobalGiving 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 the world they are living in will give more reasons to work hard in school and to be hungry 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 2020 from all of us at XSProject in Jakarta, Indonesia.

Sari at her Graduation Day with her parents
Sari at her Graduation Day with her parents
The student learns how to plant
The student learns how to plant
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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
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Mamat (L) and Wardi (R) with new water tank
Mamat (L) and Wardi (R) with new water tank

It is that time again for the community, to have new communal bathroom and water tanks.

It has been about 10 years ago since we have provided new water tanks and towers for each group within the community. Some are still in the good condition but some already badly need new tanks.

We just given 2 water tanks to 2 leaders of the groups, Mamat and Wardi.

Mamat and Wardi   have both been working as the head of the group of trash pickers for most of their lives.  Many trash pickers and their families life depend on both gentlemen not just for their day-to-day income, but also for their living facilities.

Mamat and Wardi are always looking after their people, including making sure the place has a decent communal bathroom and running water for families to take baths and to wash clothes. 

This week they both received new water tanks.   Mamat had been thinking of repairing the communal bathroom for quite sometimes, so when he was able to collect some initial funds with his people, he came to us for additional support and proposed his plan.

We are very happy to help Mamat repair the communal bathroom. He and other adults are working together to have better water facilities for bathing and so the women can wash their family’s clothes. 

Your donation to XSProject through GlobalGiving will have a direct impact on making this happen. XSProject can provide more families with necessary facilities to ensure beter hygiene and help avoiding on going health problem associated with poor sanitation.

 

 

Setting up the new frame for the tank
Setting up the new frame for the tank
Bathroom and for washing cloths
Bathroom and for washing cloths
New bathroom for everyone
New bathroom for everyone
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Wardi (58 years old) and his wife Juju (52 years old) are one of the families supported by XSProject.  Wardi and Juju are some of the longest members of the XSProject community, and they are the parents of Ahmad Fauzi, one of the community children who is now in college.  They have been collecting trash almost all their lives, and now Wardi oversees 5 trash pickers who work for him. 

Every day Wardi and Juju must sort the trash.  They separate the trash can be resold from the trash that can’t.  Every day they start sorting at 8.00 am.  At noon they return home to rest, eat and drink.  The troubling thing is that when they sort the trash, they don’t have gloves.  This causes their hands to always smell, even though they wash them with soap again and again.  They also don’t have masks to wear when they sort the trash, to cover their mouth and nose, which can irritate their throats and breathing,       

To protect their health, they need thick plastic gloves when sorting the trash so their hands aren’t contaminated.  And most important is to wear a mask so their throats and breathing are not inflamed.  XSProject provided them with gloves and masks, and  Wardi and Juju  were delighted to receive them.  They did not believe that others would be concerned about their health.    

So, to keep them stay healthy with the condition and the job they working in, we provide and give them with heavy duty gloves so their hands will not get contaminated with waste. And we also provide them with mask to cover their nose and mouth.

Your continuous support will help XSProject to continue provide the trash picker’s needs for their health and comfort in the work and live conditions they are in.

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XSProject

Location: Cilandak Barat, Jakarta - Indonesia
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Twitter: @xsproject
Project Leader:
Retno Hapsari
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Jakarta Selatan, Indonesia
$113,558 raised of $120,000 goal
 
1,141 donations
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