Let's launch the first island STEM Learning Lab!
The students of Gili Air need our help.
Gili Air is a 5km circumference island off the coast of Lombok, Indonesia. For the past decade, Gili Air has been a bustling tourist destination known for casual beach parties, great snorkeling, and a laid-back welcoming atmosphere. COVID-19 reduced tourism drastically, significantly affecting families who relied on tourism to sustain their livelihoods.
The local school also suffered, Covid restrictions reduced the number of hours children attended school and we saw learning loss across all grade levels. However, the students of Gili Air are eager to learn. In collaboration with Bali Children Foundation (BCF), we would like to offer grades 4-6 the opportunity to engage in STEM learning by starting the island’s first STEM Learning Lab!
STEM education emphasizes technology and integrates subjects with a robust problem-solving emphasis. The BCF STEM curriculum gives students access to computers while they consider environmentally friendly and sustainable solutions to various community challenges like water access and waste management.
Bringing a STEM Lab to SDN1 will positively impact the students by showing them that they deserve high-quality 21st-century education. We hope this will reignite a love of learning and a desire to be at school.
It will cost roughly 50 million Rupiah to establish a STEM learning space and another 20 million Rupiah per year for a STEM-trained teacher. In total, with 110 million Rupiah ($7,300), we can change the course of education for the students of SDN 1 and offer STEM learning for the next 3 years. Any money raised beyond that will go to purchase books for the Grade 1-3 students to engage them in the joy of reading from an early age.
The children of Gili Air deserve this. Thank you for your contribution and support.
STEM Program Launch Coming Soon!Thursday 2nd Mar
Almost halfway!Wednesday 18th May
I am thrilled to report that after just over a month, we are almost to the halfway mark in our fundraiser! Together, we have raised $2746 by almost 40 donors who have donated everything from $2 to $500.
The next outreach phase of this fundraiser will be to advertise the opportunity to donate to tourists arriving on Gili Air. What a great way to enhance a vacation by giving a little back to such a magical place. I hope to see a continuous stream of small donations come in over the next month. Your continued support and resharing are also much appreciated!
Where it all began...Friday 15th Apr
Last year, when I was living abroad in 🇮🇩, I led a project to renovate the elementary school library on the little island of Gili Air. To fundraise for this project, I ran my first marathon (8½ laps) around the island. Check out this short video documenting the process.
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Gili Air Project Fundraiser
Hey Lucy! Good luck with the school m. Merry Christmas to you and all the kids. Miss you. Love Nick and Christine Stober
Charles C Ertola
Inspiring to see all the work you are doing with the community out there! I can’t wait to come visit someday and paint on anything that needs it!
Go Lucy! There’s nothing more important than books!
Keep up the outstanding work, Lucy. Hugs, Raleigh
Love this project! Keep us updated!
Glad to help support. Thanks!
This is great cause and thanks for bringing it to our attention.
Alejandro Gibes De Gac
This is so cool! Best of luck!
Amazing initiative, thank you for your work!!
Terry Giglio Voss
I know you are doing great Things. Lots of love
Thank you Lucy. Love what you are doing!
Amanda Hamilton Roos
Excited to see this project continue!
Frances And Chad Ertola
Hi Lucy, So proud of you doing this great work! Chad and I wish you all the best in your worth while endeavor
Keep up the great work on educating children. I am very proud to hear about your work. Best of luck to you, Lucy! Love, Ms. Selma
Such an important project, Lucy. Please keep us all updated!
Happy to contribute to all the good work you are doing to help the children!
Only $100 left to reach our first goal of 20 million to hire the teachers!
Thanks for putting this together, Lucy!
Such a great mission!
Such amazing work!
Terry Giglio Voss
Hi honey Miss you! Looks like you are doing good work!
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