EDUCATION FOR UNDERPRIVILEGED CHILDREN
2.5 million children in Indonesia don’t have access to proper education. Almost half of children from low-income families can’t afford to attend secondary school. Children from the poorest households are 4 times more likely to drop out of school. Almost 3% of primary school-aged children don’t attend school at all.
Out of the primary school students, 1 out of 5 children can’t continue to secondary school, compared to 1 out of 10 children living in a more urban area. Children who have uneducated mothers are 20 times more likely to drop out of school.
There are so many schools with awful infrastructural condition, minimal learning and sports facilities, and libraries with minimal resources. Computer labs are below standard, with slow internet connections.
Nationally, teacher to student ratio is pretty good, 1:22 for primary school, 1:16 for junior high school, and 1:12 for senior high school. The problem with this is the teachers are unevenly distributed. There are areas with excess number of teachers while there are areas lacking.
More than 50% of teachers in Indonesia are not qualified for their job. Many of them don’t even have bachelor’s degree, and many of them teach subjects not related to what they study in universities.
We improved the previously inadequate infrastructure used as a learning facility, also providing supporting facilities to broaden the students’ and teachers’ knowledge and insight by building a library and computer lab in SMPN 1 Lamba Leda, East Nusa Tenggara.
We gave scholarships and trainings to capable but unprivileged students in Garut- West Java, through Yayasan Kerta Mentas Mandiri.
We built educational facilities at a couple of schools in remote areas and under-developed villages. We built libraries and organize tutoring sessions named Reading Garden Semesta-Bahari Jambianom, West Nusa Tenggara.
Through Reading Garden Pelangi, we built 8 libraries at various schools, which are: 2 in Sumbawa, West Nusa Tenggara, 2 in Lamba Leda, East Nusa Tenggara, 3 in West Papua and 1 in North Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara.
In the area of religious education and special education, we gave infrastructural improvements for Cahaya Insan Karim Foundation, Nurul Muslimat Foundation and Spectrum Mitra Anak Indonesia Foundation.
Bimbel BIG is a non-formal education institution in Bekasi that provides subsidized learning guidance to underprivileged children.
Saab Shares is a container founded in 2014 by Sabrina Bensawan who was then 16 years old, assisted by her sister Elena Bensawan.
Lamba Leda is one of the districts in East Manggarai regency, NTT
Rainbow Reading Garden with registered name of Pelangi Impian Bangsa Foundation, established in 2013 by Nila Tanzil.
Reading Garden Semesta-Bahari is a library that was built by Semesta for children in Dusun Jambianom, West Nusa Tenggara on 8th January 2017.
Cahaya Insan Karim is a foundation that engages in Islamic social culture, founded in 2012.
Yayasan Kerta Mentas Mandiri (YKMM) is a foundation that actively distributes scholarships and training programs for underprivileged students.
Nurul Muslimat is a foundation that is involved in helping orphans and fuquro widows, founded in 1991.
Spectrum is a foundation that houses an educational institution called Spectrum Center, dedicated to children with special needs.
On orphan holy day, Semesta gave donation to orphans through Nurul Muslimat Foundation.
Today, book donation from The Asia Foundation has been distributed by Semesta to Saab Shares Guest House.
Today has been conducted the ground breaking ceremony of the sport facility for SMPN 1 Lamba Leda.
Inauguration of the library for Elementary School SD Inpress Lamba Leda, NTT
Today has been organized a training activities in Garut YKMM with themes entrepreneurial convection.
The opening of the Development Scholarship Program in Garut, attended by YKMM, Semesta, scholarship recipients and parents.
Semesta held an opening ceremony of Semesta-Bahari Reading Garden, Jambianom, West Nusa Tenggara.
The inauguration of SDN 09 Rainbow Reading Garden, Alas district, Sumbawa, East Nusa Tenggara, included art shows such as rabana ode and cultural dances.
Semesta raised some funds directly and organized its distribution with total donation Rp. 116 million and usage Rp. 605 million.
Semesta-Bahari Reading Garden Jambianom are still running their activities in tents built by us together with the locals there.
The devastating and widening effect of the earthquake to the remote areas in Lombok caused us to help the victims “door-to-door” to ensure the victims in getting the help they needed.
Aids as Rp. 605.045.950 are directly given to the victims by Semesta’s chairman and CEO today in North, West and East Lombok.
Rainbow Reading Garden at SDN 1 Medana, North Lombok also hit by the Lombok earthquake on August 5 th 2018.
The celebration at Galuh Foundation for Indonesia’s 72 years of independence began with a flag ceremony, with a full contribution from Galuh’s patients.
Semesta Director Program for Semesta-Bahari Reading Garden in Jambianom village, North Lombok, tries to treat post-earthquake trauma suffered by children in Lombok.
The earthquake of 7.0 magnitude that hit Lombok on August 5 th 2018 has destroyed houses and buildings and caused some casualties.
Misi Jiwa TJS has successfully made one of its pupils, Ishaq Leman, 49 years old, to become a muezzin in Al-Ikhlash mosque in Margahayu complex, Bekasi.
Gathering the first Galuh Foundation’s Patients’ data and photos in an effort to build a more comprehensive data system for Galuh Foundation.
Today is the wedding day of a lovely couple of two patients who already recovered named Rosidi, 40 years-old, and Atika, 33 years-old.
Today, we installed a clean water facility in Galuh Foundation. This project has been funded by our donor, Ibu Ida Ayu since October 8th 2017.