We are trying to get footing in Indonesia.
We have been struggling for a fit so are looking for a new opportunity to connect the Indonesian children with the children in Japan online.
We feel that through language exchange, we can have increased connectivity and collaboration.
Some children living in the homes in Japan are half Indonesian and the ability to connect with their other culture is very empowering.
In our last meeting with our partner, we discussed about the computer needs which seem to be fulfilled though more computers would be nice.
We also are looking to hire a local instructor who can be responsible for the teaching of the software to the local children. We have a candidate and are now seeking funding.
There are half Indonesian children in the homes in Japan who are looking to learn Bahasa, so we have also been reaching out to instructors who can handle both Japanese and Indonesian languages.
We feel that helping the children with their early childhood development as well as introducing them to language training in a fun way, will increase their desire to learn.
We also plan to share the Financial Literacy videos as learning tools as they are offered in Bahasa.
We were able to confirm that there are 13 working laptops which can be used to roll out the Language in the Cloud project in 2019.
We are collaborating with ReachOut Foundation in Jakarta. The PAUD SuryaKasih project is a holistic approach to early childhood development. By building schools in areas without access to PAUD ReachOut Foundation is actively investing in future generations by helping them get a head start on their future
ReachOut Foundation in cooperation with Yayasan SoeryaDharma Sejahtera was established in 1989 by Judith Soeryadjaya as a means to alleviate the problems of poverty throughout Indonesia. Supported by her late father, William Soeryadjaya, the foundation focused on providing assistance to those affected by hunger, poverty, and natural disasters.
With the mission statement: “Reaching out to those in need, one by one, with love and compassion,” ReachOut Foundation has been working to improve health and education for Indonesia’s children in order to develop qualified and reliable future generations. The foundation has a wide portfolio of philanthropic work ranging from disaster relief to community development and has worked throughout Indonesia in areas such as Aceh, North Sumatra, West Sumatra, Yogyakarta, and Mentawai. ReachOut has even sent relief internationally to help those in India.
In 2013, ReachOut Foundation began to focus on early childhood development with the PAUD SuryaKasih project. With an overall goal of helping 1 million children affected by poverty throughout Indonesia, the organization began by building early childhood education schools. By focusing on the young generation, ReachOut Foundation hopes to affect lasting change throughout Indonesia for decades to come.
The PAUD SuryaKasih Project is a holistic approach to early childhood education providing free preschools and teacher training in areas without access to PAUD. The project provides qualified teachers and a standardized methodology in the classroom and emphasizes parental involvement through regular awareness-building initiatives.
ReachOut Foundation currently operates 10 PAUD schools, provides free education to 550+ children each year and has trained more than 250 PAUD teachers from other schools.
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