As you know Kolewa Foundation supports a big group of deaf and hearing-impaired childrenen in Karangasem on Bali.
Some of these children have reached a level which requires going to a ‘real’ school.
We have made a foundation, now it’s up to the professionals… these kids want to have diplomas which give them a future. Sounds easy but it’s not. Nevertheless we decided to start already with 4 children from the group. Nanda, Kurniawan, Neni en Phonica travel every day from Rendang to Denpasar: they are at school! Schoolmoney, uniforms and school supplies we could provide for thanks to donations from the Red Carpet Bar on Bali and a generous gift from 93 year old Jeep Plantinga.
Transportation is arranged for now by hiring taxi’s. Financially not a good solution but it was sink or swim because of the start of the new schoolsemester at 26 december last year.
Together with Greet en Paul Kool, deaf themselves, from fosterhome Stellaluna in Holland we started an action for a schoolbus. The couple takes care of the first years salary of the driver, who will be added to the Kolewa team.
This bus has to come, because only then more children will be able to go to school!
On this moment we reached almost 5000 euro (commitments included). Not enough for a second hand bus, a new bus will require a double amount. We trust that by seeing the photo;s and film beneath, which radiates the enthusiasm of the children… the donations will keep coming in.
Make a gesture… all little bits help. If you want to make a big contribution… we are glad to put your logo on theschoolbus in time!
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