A few years ago, my mom and I went to West Timor, Indonesia to visit and many people there still lived in extreme poverty. I was heartbroken to see people still living in these conditions, and these villages are SO common in certain parts of Indonesia. Many of these people are still in dire need of essential things such as food and water. If we help the younger generations get a better education, they can grow up to help their parents and get out of poverty. Meanwhile, these families need our help and the children need a good learning environment and education. We realized that there was nowhere for children in this Indonesian community to go after school/during the day, so we built a small building, kind of like a mini library, so that children could gather there to do homework and read books. Every once in a while, we have a teacher or speaker come in to teach the children because their education system has very low standards. In fact, many children are not able to even attend school because going to school means that the family would have to purchase books, uniforms, and other educational resources. If the family cannot afford the materials, the child is not able to attend the school. Statistics show that out of the 4.6 million people living in West Timor, 68.08% have an elementary education or less and 65.42% are living below the poverty line, earning less than 1.00 USD per day. The small library we've already built is an outstanding facility in this third world community of West Timor where children can go to learn, increase their skills, and congregate with one another. However, there is only one of these facilities and we are trying to build another one in another area due to a lack of transportation. With your help, we could make something amazing in order to impact the younger generations.
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