Fund a Library 2019-08-16T15:32:59+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.

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 Bondalem

Project Type: Medium renovation plus full supplies

Percentage Complete: 0%

Remaining Costs: $14,000 USD

Students: 205

About

The pictures say it all really. SDN 1 Bondalem has a building with a good enough structure, but a poor library. Books are all formal text/workbooks and there is very little to inspire children to read. The roof is falling in and it presents a danger to students. We plan to provide all new supplies, furniture, a new ceiling and more.

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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: Building repairs (ceiling and replaster), furniture and full supplies

Percentage Complete: 0%

Remaining Costs: $8,000 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, it is still 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 replaster and paint is needed.

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SDN 2 Marga

Project Type: Building renovation

Percentage Complete: 0%

Remaining Costs: $16,000 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 Julah

Project Type: Books purchase, furniture and mural painting

Percentage Complete: 0%

Remaining Costs: $2,400 USD

Students: 90

About

Julah is located in one of the hilly villages surrounding Singaraja Bali. The existing library has little order and nowhere to sit. The books are typical of many libraries – heavy in text, without colour and not appropriate for elementary students.

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SDN 3 Senganan

Project Type: Large renovation plus full supplies

Percentage Complete: 0%

Remaining Costs: $16,000 USD

Students: 150

About

After we helped another school nearby, SDN 3 Senganan appealed to us for help too. Their school is over 40 years old and the community has already tried writing proposals to renovate the crumbling buildings, but with no luck.

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SDN Peninjoan

Project Type: Medium renovation plus full supplies

Percentage Complete: 0%

Remaining Costs: $7,000 USD

Students: 225

About

Peninjoan is an unusually large elementary school, that suffers from the same problem as others – a poor building condition and old, worn out books/furniture. This building has become a storeroom but we aim to renovate it and return it to glory as a library. It needs renovations to the roof, windows, walls and floor.

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SDN 3 Kayu Bihi

Project Type: Medium renovation plus full supplies

Percentage Complete: 0%

Remaining Costs: $9,000 USD

Students: 225

About

Kayu Bihi’s building needs some remedial repairs to its ceiling, window frames and doors, but in general has a strong building. Providing new books, painting, murals and furniture can turn this into a large wonderful library for the 225 students.

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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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