In Indonesia summer break takes place from approximately June to July. The first group of 4 children (from Karangasem) in the school project took their trial period in separate classes. From now on they take classes on their own level within the school for deaf and hearing impaired children of field partner Yayasan Corti. They find it amazing and learn a lot!
After the holiday 3 new children were able to join the school bus project: now 7 children are participating in total. Komang the driver drives the children back and forth to their class on a daily base. Recently audicien Monique Wetting from Drachten went to visit them and also checked their hearing aids.
The newest children are participating already 2 months and they are very dedicated tot their classes. Soon we will evaluate their progress and will also discuss their level of study that is achievable. When you lived in isolation for years, it will take time to let your guards down. Especially for one of the older boys.
A few times per week the children visit our shelter home ‘Ruma Bicara’ after school, for a healthy lunch some extra lessons and game activities. Most are still very loyal in visiting the lessons in Karangasem.
The school project is an incredible big step forward in their development and also for the family they are living in. In the bus only one spot is left for a new student… after that we have to think about buying a bigger bus, what we will definitely consider in the future. We will continue taking action: there is no doubt that more children deserve a chance on education and the possibility to communicate