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 1 Sukawana

Project Type: Medium Renovation

Percentage Complete: 0%

Remaining Costs: $12,000 USD

Students: 140

About

Space isn’t a problem at Sukawana Primary School. The school, like many others in Bali, has a dedicated building set aside as a library. However, as is the case with so many, the building has become old and worn. Inside, furniture and books are as old as the buildings. Books are made up mainly of uninspiring, plain text workbooks. With passionate teachers, the school schedules regular reading time, despite its books being poor quality. A large school for a remote area, 140 children study here. Most children leave home early and walk a few kilometres to school. When they arrive early, they read.

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SDN 4 Sukawana

Project Type: Medium Renovation

Percentage Complete: 0%

Remaining Costs: $6,000 USD

Students: 100+

About

Sukawana, a large area in the mountains of Bali has several schools in need of help. At SDN 4 Sukawana, teachers try their best to encourage children to read. But there’s no hiding the poor quality books and uninspiring learning space. Renovating this building, we will provide a bright, fun and exciting new learning centre for the children at this school.

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SDN 3 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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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: $4,000 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 Gunung Bau

Project Type: Medium renovation plus full supplies

Percentage Complete: 0%

Remaining Costs: $5,500 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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