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Help 50 Indonesian Kids Continue Their Schooling

by Yayasan Cipta Sentosa
Help 50 Indonesian Kids Continue Their Schooling
Help 50 Indonesian Kids Continue Their Schooling
Help 50 Indonesian Kids Continue Their Schooling
Help 50 Indonesian Kids Continue Their Schooling
Help 50 Indonesian Kids Continue Their Schooling
Help 50 Indonesian Kids Continue Their Schooling
Help 50 Indonesian Kids Continue Their Schooling
Help 50 Indonesian Kids Continue Their Schooling
Help 50 Indonesian Kids Continue Their Schooling
Help 50 Indonesian Kids Continue Their Schooling
Help 50 Indonesian Kids Continue Their Schooling
Help 50 Indonesian Kids Continue Their Schooling
Help 50 Indonesian Kids Continue Their Schooling
Help 50 Indonesian Kids Continue Their Schooling
Help 50 Indonesian Kids Continue Their Schooling
Help 50 Indonesian Kids Continue Their Schooling
Help 50 Indonesian Kids Continue Their Schooling
Help 50 Indonesian Kids Continue Their Schooling
Help 50 Indonesian Kids Continue Their Schooling
Help 50 Indonesian Kids Continue Their Schooling
Help 50 Indonesian Kids Continue Their Schooling
Help 50 Indonesian Kids Continue Their Schooling
Help 50 Indonesian Kids Continue Their Schooling
Help 50 Indonesian Kids Continue Their Schooling
Help 50 Indonesian Kids Continue Their Schooling
Help 50 Indonesian Kids Continue Their Schooling
Help 50 Indonesian Kids Continue Their Schooling
Help 50 Indonesian Kids Continue Their Schooling
Help 50 Indonesian Kids Continue Their Schooling
Help 50 Indonesian Kids Continue Their Schooling
Help 50 Indonesian Kids Continue Their Schooling
Help 50 Indonesian Kids Continue Their Schooling
Help 50 Indonesian Kids Continue Their Schooling
Help 50 Indonesian Kids Continue Their Schooling
Help 50 Indonesian Kids Continue Their Schooling
Help 50 Indonesian Kids Continue Their Schooling
Help 50 Indonesian Kids Continue Their Schooling
Help 50 Indonesian Kids Continue Their Schooling
Help 50 Indonesian Kids Continue Their Schooling
Help 50 Indonesian Kids Continue Their Schooling
Help 50 Indonesian Kids Continue Their Schooling
Help 50 Indonesian Kids Continue Their Schooling
Help 50 Indonesian Kids Continue Their Schooling
Help 50 Indonesian Kids Continue Their Schooling
Help 50 Indonesian Kids Continue Their Schooling
Help 50 Indonesian Kids Continue Their Schooling
Help 50 Indonesian Kids Continue Their Schooling
Help 50 Indonesian Kids Continue Their Schooling
Help 50 Indonesian Kids Continue Their Schooling

CIPS has successfully raised $7672 of the fund needed for scholarship program for children in Tambora and Koja. On behalf of CIPS team and the children we support, we can't thank you enough for your generous contributions. Your donations mean so much for these kids. However, we’re not done yet!

Today is the last day to donate and help even more kids in need of secondary education. Let’s make the dreams of these less privileged kids come true! Thank you for your continued support. Thank you for fundraising. And thank you for believing in a world where everyone deserves a proper and equal education.

Nindi cried when telling her busking story
Nindi cried when telling her busking story

“On the street, we sing for bucks so that we could fund ourselves to learn at school –or be prepared for dropout.”

 

In the middle of the day, two children busk from one street stall to the next. They were singing while clapping hands to keep on-tempo, holding a plastic container, whilst asking for change. At the time they were at a meatballs stall –a small stall that was overloaded with people having lunch. Sure it seemed like a gold mine for them, until they met eyes with a man whom they later identified as Ignasius Meak –their school principal at Bina Pusaka Elementary School in Koja District of Jakarta. Feeling embarrassed, they spontaneously said, ‘Look, that’s Mr. Ignasius! Run!'. Ignasius watched them run away, feeling pitiful that his students combed the streets looking for money but more so over the fact that his students were embarrassed by their behaviour to try and fund their education.

 

These children busk after school time to help their parents fund their school, while some others go through trash or work at the bus terminal, etc. These jobs are forcing them onto the streets, leading to juvenile delinquency in areas such as drug abuse, prostitution, pickpocketing, and other criminal acts.

 

Fortunately, these children still keep their optimism in achieving a decent standard of education. Numerous others are not so fortunate, and their make the decision to discontinue their education. According to statistics, from 4,115,553 elementary school graduates in year 2016/2017, only 3,354,222 proceeding to a junior high school in year 2017/2018.[1]

 

Their failure to carry forward formal education indicates the end of their learning process. Which means, the chance for them to gain greater employment opportunities than their parents is lower. In addition, children who work part-time have difficulty in dividing their focus between study and work. Not to mention that they will also need to postpone for at least a year to prepare money for junior high school entrance fee which is around 10 times of their monthly tuition. Provide them with a scholarship to pay for their junior high entrance school fee!

 

Source of Data:

[1] Statistics of Ministry of Education and Culture 2017/2018

Tunas Karya
Tunas Karya's books and library

Every day is a day to be grateful and acknowledge everything that we currently own and use. Laptops, personal smartphones, headphones, books, and vehicles are things that occupy people most of the day. You have those things to fulfill your basic tasks for work and even when you were studying in college or school. But these kids we’ve encountered who live in poverty are grateful for the smallest things - the ability to study in schools that grant them free tuitions, indoor classrooms, adequate space and furniture to learn in, and teachers that are qualified to give them the education they need every day. While these low-cost schools provide facilities and infrastructure, they still lack complementaries for students such as books, uniforms, and stationery. Unlike most kids nowadays, the thought of having a smartphone is not something which would cross their mind, with the inability to afford basic things like school books.

Low-cost schools such as Bina Pusaka, Suraya, and Tunas Karya still buys these complementary needs for their students. They are paying for uniforms, books, and stationery which are supposed to be the student’s parents responsibility. Those students owe money to the school even after they graduate. This financial problem is quite complex and varies, they are linked to social problems the students faced at home and out of school. The school's lack of monetary resources will mean a reduction in the salary of teachers and other staff, and will, in turn, affect the education of the children. Though, while there are schools like the ones mentioned, other schools policies are aimed at pushing the students to manage their own financial problems. This is to make them more responsible for themselves, in areas such as helping their parents, saving money or earning money on their own. Bina Pusaka implemented this policy, which means now that some are able to pay their own tuition fees with money from savings, in addition to putting money aside for the costs associated with graduation. But there are still some students who spend money unwisely, unable to manage their own finances. Lack of family support and moral education increases this kind of behavior.

A helping hand can be a life changer for these kids. New books, uniforms, and stationery from the outside world boost morale both for the teachers, students, and even to the parents. This will result in less bullying and better quality of life for the students at the school, which will lead to higher results in the classroom. Thank you for everybody who spent their time and effort reading and sharing this page. Those who shared the same experience facing this problem please do contact us. Your story can contribute to our research and we might be inspired by what you have seen.      

Al-Muawanatul Khaeriyah elementary school
Al-Muawanatul Khaeriyah elementary school's books
Fadhil (left) and Fatin (right), minimum uniform
Fadhil (left) and Fatin (right), minimum uniform
Arya told us about his family and daily activity
Arya told us about his family and daily activity

When we visit Bina Pusaka elementary school in  Koja, North Jakarta, we cannot hide our feelings. It was heart-wrenching to discover that one of the students, Arya, has been bullied because he does not has a proper uniform that he can wear to school.

He uses his older brother’s old uniform, the color has faded and worn-out. Arya has no choice, his parents are struggling to make a living, including to pay for his tuition fee every month. He shared with us about his day-to-day activity outside the school. Most of the time, Arya helped his mother to sale crackers on the street in the evening while his father works as an unofficial helper.  

This, buying a new set of uniforms will put more burden on the family, since it costs more than half the monthly tuition fee to afford.

Arya told us that he is sad every time his friends teasing him and his worn-out uniform, yet it does not loosen his willingness to study although he feels disturbing to some extent. Some of the students also lack stationery and books, which they often share with their friends.

Uniform, stationery, and books should not be a burden for Arya and other students in completing their education. You can help these students to get a new pair of uniform, a set of stationery and books that can support their education. In doing so, there will be little to distract them from obtaining the education they deserve.

Today is the International Day of Happiness, and we would like to invite you to bring happiness into the lives of poor students at these schools, both in West and North Jakarta. You can support their study by providing what they really need right now. You just need to click on our donation package and we will help you to extend your donation for them.

As Mother Teresa said, “It is not how much we give, but how much love we put into giving.”

Your donation will mean so much for the children to support their study in order to achieve a brighter future. We are also glad to announce that if you give your donation today there will be a bonus from Global Giving to these students for every donation being made. May your generosity bring more joy in your life!

 

Happy International Day of Happiness!

Now you can help Arya to get a set of new uniforms
Now you can help Arya to get a set of new uniforms
When you feel ungrateful, look at their smiles
When you feel ungrateful, look at their smiles

“Everyday, you have the power to choose our better history — by opening your hearts and minds, by speaking up for what you know is right” - Michelle Obama

We live by choices that we made in the past, either intentional or unintentional, and we often are faced by a number of choices which make it hard to know the ‘right one'. For example, what should we eat today, what uniform suits us best tomorrow, where is the location of best tutoring, etc. This does not apply to them. They have limited choices, some which we would consider the worst. This is the story of them.

Wednesday, March 6, 2019, at 10:00 am

Heavy rain plus inevitable traffic slowed us down. Fortunately, we were able to watch the daily flag ceremony that followed by the National Anthem. The kids were enthusiastic and sang the National Anthem solemnly. After that, they were dismissed to go to study in class.

We met with Mr. Ignasius Maek, the Principal of Bina Pusaka Elementary School, and Ms. Heni Damayanti, the Vice Principal of Bina Pusaka Elementary School. Their hospitality conquered the gloomy atmosphere, made surroundings warmer than it should have. Then, they invited us to the library and introduced us to their four bright students. They are Sadi, Arya, Nindi, and Katrin. Sadi and Katrin are in their final grade (6th grade) and Arya and Nindi are in 4th grade. We approached them and they welcomed us with a smile and joy.

We noticed that all of them used second-hand scholastic materials. Sadi, 12 years old, is one of the brightest students in Bina Pusaka Elementary School. He came from a broken-home family, but that circumstance did not affect his performance at school. He was the first-rank student on Natural Science subject at 4th grade and he also the top performer as Striker in Bina Pusaka Futsal Club. He saves a small amount of money everyday in order to have football shoes. Because of his persistence, he finally had those shoes and won futsal competition (1st place) as Bina Pusaka Elementary School representative. He also a good basketball player and a flautist. He told us that he dreamed to be a Soldier to guard Indonesia’s sovereignty.

 

We need your generosity to help Sadi and other final year elementary students to achieve their dreams. They will face the National Examination next month and they need your generosity for proper scholastic materials. The problem does not stop once elementary school is over, they will need to pay for the entrance fee and most students cannot afford it. Help Sadi and other poor students by submitting your donation in the DONATE NOW box above.

We will keep updating the status of donations and the progress. Please help us spread the words by copying the URL to your social media platform. The choice we make today will determine their future. The future of us.

Sadi, 12 years old, 6th grade
Sadi, 12 years old, 6th grade
 

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Yayasan Cipta Sentosa

Location: Jakarta Selatan, DKI Jakarta - Indonesia
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Anthea Haryoko
Jakarta Selatan, DKI Jakarta Indonesia

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