School & Health Improvement

$4,133 of $4,500 goal

Raised by 43 people in 30 months
Located in Bukit Lawang, Indonesia, the Bukit Lawang Trust Education Center is an inspiring school.  In an area that is equally known for its harmful palm oil production as it is for it's endangered orangutan population, the school is helping the kids in the community to see the value in protecting the environment rather than profit from its destruction. The students are learning everything from conservation and sustainable farming practices to lessons on nutrition and English langauge learning. However, while the students are learning, they are having to do so in harmful conditions. Some of the school rooms being utilized are overrun with dangerous black mold. Black mold can lead to  mental impairment, breathing problems, damage to internal organs, etc. In trying to get an education, these children and their teachers are being exposed daily to toxins. 

We would like to raise $4,500 US dollars to rid the school of its mold. The money will also help the school to strengthen its building foundation, allowing for the school to be around longer for future generations. Upon completion of raising this money, the school has graciously offered to dedicate one of the classrooms in memory of our grandmother, Luz Maria DeSilva, who recently passed away. Our grandmother was an English language learner herself and valued education. She was also kind and generous and would have wanted to help.

Please help us to both improve the learning environment for these children and honor the memory of our grandmother. Thank you!
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Thanks again to everyone who donated. Work has been going on all summer. The roof has been repaired, with a scaffold added to keep out excess moisture and the classrooms are now being redone. Looks so much better, but more importantly it's a better environment for the kids and the life of the school has been extended.
Work has been completed on the roof.
And the mold is being removed inside.
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Thanks to everyone who has donated so far! Little by little we are inching closer to the goal. $1761 down, $2739 to go. Every little bit helps.
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$4,133 of $4,500 goal

Raised by 43 people in 30 months
Created February 19, 2017
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DS
$75
Donalda Salmon
24 months ago

Good work Maya,hope you reach your goal.

$362
Anonymous
27 months ago (Offline Donation)
SI
$50
Samantha Ierullo
27 months ago
MM
$500
Maya McCoy
27 months ago
MM
$505
Maya McCoy
27 months ago

This donation is not from me. It's all due to the efforts of the Global Issues Network, Students Against the Violation of the Environment and donations given on Earth Day at Singapore American School.

TM
$40
Tomas Michalica
28 months ago

:)

LF
$75
Lauren Fong
28 months ago

for Sai De Silva's baby boy in honor of her grandmother

AR
$75
Angela Rogers
28 months ago
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