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Help Papuan Children get Education

CHF12,350 of CHF50,000 goal

Raised by 102 people in 2 months
Created September 6, 2018
Dear friends

The education level in Papua is still amongst the lowest in world! The aim of our work is to help educate Papuan Children in Raja Ampat. It is for this reason we are searching for donors like you! Please help us give as many Papuan children as possible access to better education & health-care, and hopefully therefore good opportunities for their futures!

Our Mission:

To increase the level of education of Papuan children. We are raising funds to build a new education centre in order to provide free, daily classes to local children in and around Raja Ampat.

Our Vision:

That every child has access to education and has opportunity open to them in life. That every child can grow up in a healthy and safe environment and is able to understand, learn and change the world around them. That every child and adolescent is able and motivated to protect the incredibly rich and breathtaking nature surrounding them.

Our 14-years old student Edy has an important message to share. Please take 4 minutes to listen to it: 



Who am I:

My name is Jonas and I am 28 years old from Switzerland. I have been providing education to the local children of Raja Ampat for almost 3 years. I built the current education centre with personal savings and with some help from friends and family. In the time I have been here, the number of students I teach (and the number of places I teach in) has increased rapidly, however unfortunately the education centre is now falling apart. Please find out more about me and our activities on:

www.childaidpapua.com  (english)
www.makeadifference.ch  (german)


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We have teachers and materials, but no place to study anymore
 
Our current education centre (built on wooden stilts and using palm tree leaves for walls and roof) in remote West-Papua (Raja Ampat) is falling apart. Everyday about 30-40 kids aged between 5 and 18 join our classes and projects in order to increase their level of education, including environmental awareness. Unfortunately, the current education centre’s structure is breaking and the roof and walls are leaking. We also have no power for evening classes. We therefore ask your help to build a new place for the kids to learn.

We are raising money for a new education centre in order to ensure that the children from Raja Ampat can continue to improve their knowledge. With your help about 1000 children in West-Papua will have access to classes in literacy, mathematics and English, as well as important environmental education. The remote areas of Papua has some of the poorest education in the world. We provide free classes to our students every single day!!

Save Raja Ampat's Coral Reefs

Raja Ampat boasts the highest marine diversity on earth. The diversity of species is unique and unparalleled on our blue planet. Unfortunately, this paradise is now in acute danger. Climate change, increasing ocean pollution (2 of the causes of coral bleaching) and ever increasing tourism are threatening the fragile ecosystem. Please help the local children to learn about their stunning environment, to understand why it is so important to protect it, and to give them the means to do so.

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If we are able to raise 50.000 CHF to build this education centre, another NGO has promised to donate the required solar panels to operate the education centre 100% with solar energy. This will finally allow the kids to study in the evening!  Using renewable energy we hope to act as a role model for the local community and have the capacity to demonstrate how to use and maintain a solar-powered-energy system.

Please find more information about our work with the education centre:

www.childaidpapua.com  (English)
www.makeadifference.ch  (German)
@Child Aid Papua Foundation  (Facebook)

The current learning centre is no longer an acceptable or reasonable place for the children to study. We hope to provide them a new education centre as soon as possible! With your help we aim to finish the new education centre at the beginning of 2019. 

Thank you for your much-appreciated donation. Every single euro, dollar,  or swiss-frank will make a big difference to us, our students and the nature of Raja Ampat - West Papua.


Best wishes,

Jonas
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Raised by 102 people in 2 months
Created September 6, 2018
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