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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

 

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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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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XSProject

Location: Cilandak Barat, Jakarta - Indonesia
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Project Leader:
Retno Hapsari
Jakarta Selatan, Indonesia
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