Fund a Library 2020-08-14T15:52:53+08:00

Funding a library in Bali is as rewarding as it gets. Renovating, supplying and training schools is one of the best ways we can support literacy in Bali. Funders are invited to see the projects upon completion.

*all costs given below are estimates, with full budgets and building quotes refined once a project has a potential funder.

Whether you are a school, business, teacher or individual just wanting to do a good thing, our ‘fund a library’ program is open for funding.  You can see our whole list of schools currently in need, waiting for you to transform literacy.

See below, or find out exactly why Bali needs more libraries here.

SDN 3 Bangli

Project Type: Medium Renovation, plus landslide protection wall.

Percentage Complete: 0%

Remaining Costs: $12,500 USD

Students: 100+

About

In the beautiful mountains of Bali, Bangli school lies atop of a hill, overlooking the south of Bali. The library is in poor condition and requires a fairly substantial renovation, along with furniture, books and computers to turn it into a learning centre. Most of all, the land requires a reinforced wall as there are risks of a landslide and further damage.

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SDN 4 Angseri

Project Type: Large Renovation

Percentage Complete: 0%

Remaining Costs: $20,000 USD

Students: 85

About

Angresi elementary is located in ‘old Bali’, where village life is still very much like it was 50 years ago. People bathe in streams, live in traditional houses and work as farmers. In the local school, the library building cannot be considered a library as it is never used. It’s crammed into a tiny former kindergerten (which has since moved out). The building is almost useless and requires a large renvotion and extension to create more space, which will give the community a wonderful new learning centre.

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SDN Julah

Project Type: Books purchase, furniture and mural painting

Percentage Complete: 0%

Remaining Costs: $3400 USD

Students: 154

About

Julah is located on the hilly villages surrounding Singaraja, north Bali. The existing library contains old books on big shelves and is rarely used. The books are typical of libraries – mainly black and white text or lesson books that serve little interest to students.

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SDN 1 Buahan

Project Type: Building renovation

Percentage Complete: 0%

Remaining Costs: $10,000 USD

Students: 73

About

Located near to Batur Lake on the hills of Batur Volcano, SDN 1 Buahan’s library is in woeful condition. The majority of books are plain text, document style, or class workbooks. The building itself was only ever half complete – 3 walls were not finished and there was never a ceiling. Despite this, the children and headmaster are proud of their library and clean it every day. They are deserving recipients of a new library, if we can find the donations.

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SDN 2 Buahan

Project Type: Large renovation

Percentage Complete: 0%

Remaining Costs: $18,000 USD

Students: 78

About

SDN 2 Buahan is some distance from the first Buahan school. Up in the mountains, most of its 78 students walk to school. While their library has lots of books, they are not in good condition. As you can see the ceiling is falling in and it is extremely dangerous. The inside walls are crumbling too, due to the original building using poor quality materials, so a full renovation is required

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SDN 2 Marga

Project Type: Building renovation

Percentage Complete: 0%

Remaining Costs: $8,500 USD

Students: 86

About

There isn’t much to say about SDN 2 Marga’s library except that it needs a complete overhaul. Everything in the library is decades old. Furniture is eaten by woodworm, books are as boring as could be. Many books were printed in the 1970s – so almost 50 years old! The building is hardly usable and needs renovating, a ceiling and a new roof. Of course it will also need a full compliment of supplies, furniture and books.

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SDN Gunung Bau

Project Type: Medium renovation plus full supplies

Percentage Complete: 0%

Remaining Costs: $12,000 USD

Students: 157

About

At first glance, Dharma Jaya Library seems to be in so-so condition. It has bookshelves with full of books. A closer look reveals that these books are mostly old lesson books and old books. And above all, most of them are not interesting to attract children to read. Despite this, the children still have willingness to come to the library even the books are boring.

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SDN Tegallingah

Project Type: Medium renovation plus full supplies

Percentage Complete: 0%

Remaining Costs: $12,000 USD

Students: 95

About

This library lies high up in the mountains of Bali. The building was never fully completed, with a missing ceiling. Inside, books are old and boring, meaning children don’t bother to go into the library. We plan to inject new life into the building with fixes to the building, a new bright paint job and trademark murals – and of course comfortable seating and new books.

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