Part III: Orange Country
Our third journey took us to Selulung, a community of orange farmers on the mountains slopes north of Kintamani.
To mark the 20th project completed, we had a special surprise in store. It was time to give the Selulung community the missing piece of the puzzle.
Previously, we had supported this community by opening a kindergarten and a learning centre, right next to each other, and opposite the local elementary school.
The School Bus
It’s farming country, so most students have to travel long distances to get to their school. For students who don’t have access to a motorbike, it means a long walk all the way to the school. Kids have to walk in either the pouring rain or intense sun just to get to school, with many kids have to walk over 5km up and down the hills too.
Adam was on hand to unveil the new school bus, which has been gifted to the community. Now, students are never more than a short bus ride away from learning. No longer will they skip school if it is raining. And they have much more time now that the 1-2 hour journey is no more. So they can help their parents, play or do homework. And of course it is much safer.