3rd January 2018.
Hot off an incredible 2017, we are straight into our 2018 projects. Introducing Dausa Kindergarten, yet another school built thanks to Timothy Sykes.
Back in mid 2015, Bali Children’s Project’s School Support Program consisted of donating supplies to needy schools – as and when we were able to find donations.
Fast forward a year and a half and now we are starting work on our seventh school building.
Dausa Preschool and Kindergarten is located in the mountains of Bali’s Kintamani area. With most villagers being farmers and laborers, there is little spare income for the village to run their own school.
Despite their troubles, the village has set up a school in the local open sided ‘banjar’ building (village hall). There isn’t much to it and the open sided building isn’t a suitable school.
The school lacks supplies and is dangerously located next to a busy road. There is a huge demand for early education in the area – there are three banjars (villages) that send their children to Dausa Preschool and Kindergarten. It’s simply the only place their children can access early education.
Even in it’s current state, the kindergarten is oversubscribed. The teacher had to turn away children last year (over 50 applied).
Now this will all change with the new school, supported by the Timothy Sykes Foundation. Take a look at the video below for more and stay tuned for updates on project progress.