Most kids in Jakarta's poorest districts never make it to secondary education. They face immense hurdles from social and financial conditions they live in. This project provides much needed scholarship for 50 young students to ensure that they can continue their schooling on to junior high.
Children of trash pickers, buskers, street vendors, and housemaids often drop out after primary school because they cannot pay entrance fees to continue on to junior high school. Consequently, they are forced to discontinue their learning process and more promising future they would have received from an education. Sadly, children who drop out at such an early age are risked for being entrapped into juvenile delinquency such as drug abuse, crime, and even prostitution.
To ensure these children have a chance at breaking poverty and a better life, CIPS is working closely with primary school principals who care. Together with selected primary and junior high school staff, CIPS have identified 50 kids to sponsor their next level of education into junior high school.
A chance at staying in school and having an education increases a child's chances of breaking the cycle of poverty. They will have the opportunity to access better paying jobs and reach better standards of living, and ultimately provide better contributions to their families and local community.