After 19 years of working to improve educational opportunities for children in Bali’s remote communities,
Bali Children Foundation faces the risk that COVID will undo a generation of great work.
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Literacy is Bali's most important education challenge for 2021 and 2022.
Children in Bali have only recently returned to school. All of them were deeply impacted by the lack of access to their classrooms for the last 18 months. For the children in Grades 1 to 3, the impact is extreme.
To support our schools, we have been successfully trialling literacy education in a couple of North Bali schools.
The challenge is to now deliver this important and life-changing opportunity for as many of our children as possible, in 35 schools across remote Bali and Lombok. With over 1,500 children in grades 1 to 3, a funded program and space to deliver the learning in these overcrowded schools was urgently needed. The ideal way to host these lessons was to upgrade the school libraries into learning centres. We have made significant progress on this with only 9 remaining to be upgraded, out of a total of 23 libraries.
“Libraries are a special and important place for children’s education helping to foster literacy, learning and of course, a love of books,” BCF founder Marg Barry said.
“The library upgrades will help to develop literacy skills for children in grades one and two who have never been to school, and children in grade three who are semi-literate. Beyond that, this space will provide a safe and stimulating space for all children. We are excited to see the results of this project and watch the children at these schools enjoy their new libraries.”
If you would like to support us, expanding the literacy and library program, please consider donating.
The children's future depends on it!
If you would like to donate a library upgrade or support for the existing libraries please click the link below
HOW CAN YOU HELP?
$25 funds literacy classes for a student for a year
$75 funds literacy classes for a grade for a month
$2,000 funds literacy classes for grades 1 to 3 for a year
$50 Contribute to books
$100 Contribute to the Library TV
$2,000 Fund a Library upgrade with naming rights
Or start your own fundraiser to contribute to this campaign.