The Libraries Support Program
Bali Children’s Project’s Libraries Support Program aims to bring these libraries out of disrepair.
Through renovating and reequipping libraries, the program is bringing back a new kind of library to Bali’s youth.
Our team assess schools as to their level of need and support from the community. Once a school has been earmarked as in need of support, the project goes on our ‘waiting list’. We rely on the kindness of donors to help fund these new facilities.
Our focus is on promoting community ownership, so all buildings are owned solely by the school itself. Our team enter a management agreement, helping us monitor their progress. Once this agreement is signed, our renovations begin!
Bright and engaging, the libraries are immediately more interesting places for children to learn.
Renovating a Building
As each building has a different size and condition, costs for renovations vary.
Smaller projects in buildings that are good quality mean that we can focus on providing books, furniture and painting.
Buildings in worse condition may need remedial repairs, while some buildings are in such bad condition a complete rebuild may be required.
Once complete, we celebrate with a formal opening and invite students to explore the new facility.
The buildings become a huge source of pride for schools and give access to new worlds of imagination for students. Teachers set up usage timetables, a rental system for books, new lesson plans (such as English language learning) and even IT and computer sessions (in Learning Centres).