A Journey of a Thousand Miles Begins with a Single Step
We are turning to 18 years old, we still run feeding programs (for students and elderly), classes (Pre-school, English, Playgroup and art), exercise for elderly and scholarship program. Many of our high school students have finished their studying and have been working and start to help their parents especially their siblings. We would like to bring one of our graduated students, her name is Rizkika. We sponsored her studying from elementary school till finished senior high school and since last year she works and be able to help her parents. It was sad that her father got unemployed since last year due the company cut some staff even security, so her father loss his job. But fortunately Rizkika can assist her father’ problem and keep her siblings in school. We have many cases same as Rizkika’s. We are really proud of our students who had studied hard and now able to help their parents and even their sibling.
We also are happy to inform that the junior high school in Pandeglang, Banten has been active since last July 2017. We helped the community to build the school building and starting this school year term, there are around 15 junior high school students joining with this school. From our deep heart, we would like to thank our donors who participated with the school building construction, your help and support really benefiting the children in this area to get education as others.
Please allow us to thank you sponsors and volunteers who have been supporting and helping for years even some of them have been supporting since 1999, words are really not going to be enough to express our BIG THANK but may our God would keep blessing you and give you and your family great health.
Another Student Continue Her Studying to University
Firstly I would like to thank Kampung Kids especially my sponsor, Mr. Yee Kee Lam who has been supporting my education till I step to first year in university. I am so proud to be able to study in BINUS since this school year term. Please allow me to thank my parents as well who have been raising, helping and evening guiding me to this day. Kampung Kids has been helping since I was in elementary school through senior high school and then I continue my studying to first year of university, I will study hard to get great grade and then hoping I can finish my university degree in time then start to work and help my parents and siblings as I have 4 younger siblings. Again thank you so much Kampung Kids (Mr. Yee Kee Lam), I won’t be able to pay you back but I will study hard to get good grade and then will try to help under privileged children when I have finished my studying and works.
First year of University.
” A Big Thanks ” From One of Our Student’s Mother
As a representative of the Parents of the Students who are a part of the Kampung Kids “Pre-School Program”, I would like to say a BIG THANK YOU to Kampung Kids for all the benefits to our children. Due to lack of sufficient funds, we cannot send our children to regular kindergarten school. However, by joining their ‘Pre school Program’, our children are not only able to learn reading, writing and arithmetic for free but at the same time they are also learning to associate with other children of their age. Additionally, they also get the benefit of free text books, available to be brought home to study too. With all this preliminary training, by the time our children reach the age of 6 years, they are easily able to enter government run elementary schools. We, the parents, would like to take this opportunity to thank Kampung Kids as well as the sponsors who keep this program running and help us to provide good education for our kids.
Ibu Sari (Sasa’s mother) translated in to English.
Note From Dokter who has been Volunteering in Our Clinic Program
It is said that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. However, these words are easier said than done. Hard work and continuous counselling is required to make sure that people living in a Kampung are made aware of the need to maintain their health. To achieve this, we need to provide them with the correct knowledge, raise awareness about basic health issues, create a willingness in them to adhere to health maintenance and engage them in continued understanding and working towards health matters. Kampung Kids has been working hard to achieve this result by helping run a clinic for children. Around 100 children between the ages of 1-2 months to about 13 years old have enrolled with the clinic, with once a month visits scheduled. A volunteer doctor examines the children along with a check on their body weight. If found to be under weight, the children are enrolled in the ‘students feeding program’. Nestle also donates milk regularly to Kampung Kids and this along with the feeding program helps to ensure that these under-weight children are able to get a healthy diet.
I have been running the clinic for these children for over 5 years now and it gives me immense happiness that I am able to put my skill to help some under privileged children and their families in leading a healthy life. Along with Kampung Kids, I would like to invite more volunteers to share their knowledge, skill and/or funds to support the KK programs for children.
Note From One of Our Sponsor
Over the past 6 years it has been a privilege and Honour for my grandson and myself to sponsor 2 young children Irma and Ridho and watch them evolve into two beautiful young people. For us the transformation is amazing, they will have a much brighter start in life through the efforts of your Kampung kids. We will, God willing also continue the sponsorship through college. While we can’t change the world, we can transform a child who will continueto give back. I urge everyone of you that has a heart to reach out to your family, friends, church, mosque, school to find a way to help Julia, help the kids but most of all you will be helping yourself by knowing you have helped another human by giving him or her a chance. You will, like my grandson and myself be rewarded in a million ways and some day one of these kids may be a future leader.
Rick Logan (Ottawa Canada).
I am currently volunteering in one of the educational programs within Kampung Kids, running two playgroups every Wednesday morning within the kampung. The aim of these classes is to provide educational based play for preschool children between the ages of 4 and 6 years old. During each session the children learn some basic letter formations and sounds, as well as taking part in arts and crafts, singing and games activities. The children enter the classroom with great enthusiasm each week and we always manage to successfully finish each session with a lot of laughter and fun, despite my very poor understanding of Bahasa! There is always such a wonderful atmosphere within the classroom and the children and I never leave without a smile on our faces. There is always a need for volunteers so please come and join us or contact Kampung Kids for more information.
Note From One of Our Playgroup Volunteers
I first got involved at Kampung Kids through ANZA well over a year ago and have loved every minute of it. I wanted to give back to the Indonesian community that has so warmly welcomed me and my family. I now run the Monday morning playgroup with about 10 gorgeous 5 and 6 year old pre school children that come from the local Kampungs in the area of Kemang.
My wonderful friends and family love it and get involved too. My husband Brad creates the weekly activity sheet, my two children Talia and Kayley come whenever it’s school holidays to help and often create or test out my craft ideas before the kids!.
Like most Expatriates I’m not looking forward to the time I have to say my final goodbye to Kampung Kids..no more Sampai jumpai lagi.
Kampung Kids always needs helpers, If you think you can help. Give it a try!.
It is my great pleasure to welcome the young children of Kampong Kids to my home on Wednesdays for art and sharing time.We meet at 9.15 and enjoy activities and then a small snack. I am so excited to meet with the kids as they are enormously enthusiastic, well mannered and happy to have a go at all tasks………. They listen carefully, help me with my Bahasa at story time, and produce wonderful paintings to take home. It is also lovely to have mums and friends visit at this time…..What talented young artists!!!!!!!!!!! Well done and congratulations to all the kids from KK who visit and create wonderful pictures?????????????????????????? A very big THANK YOU TO IBU JULIA for her support of this program!!!!????
Ms Janie x.
I first heard about Kampung Kids when my wife did some work with them. I ran the Mekaki half marathon in Lombok on 30th April 2017. I finished the race in 2h 15mins and was 12/75 runners. It was a pleasure to be able to raise money for Kampung Kids. With the sponsorship money it means that 5 kids will go to school next year and 8 days of lunches will be paid for. Thanks to Kampung Kids for all the good work that they do and I hope to be able to help again in the future.
All the best
I’ve worked with and sponsored students at Kampung Kids for over seven years now, before I had children of my own. Now I have three children, two of whom are preschool and primary age, and I can see firsthand how incredibly critical education is for our youth.
All children deserve the chance to learn and that’s why supporting Kampung Kids is so near and dear to my heart. My children have been lucky enough to grow up with this program and they just started sponsoring their own students this year using money they earned from selling their old clothes and toys.
I chose the youngest students who are similar in age with my eldest daughter so they can grow up and keep learning together. Please join us in supporting this exceptional program and giving these students the most priceless gift of education.
Terima kasih banyak, Ibu Julia and the Kampung Kids team.