All of us at XSProject Indonesia would like to express our gratitude and a BIG THANK YOU to the GlobalGiving community for your support of our programs in 2018. Generous and thoughtful donors have contributed to our social programs for the health and well-being of trash pickers and their families, and to the better education for a better future for their children.
Health is still the major issue for the Cirendeu Community of about 100 families of trash pickers with a total of about 80 children under XSProject-XSEducation Scholarship Program.
When XSProject was thinking what more we can do, we received the good news of being nominated as Project of the Month. We have been wanting to have a Community Home Care where a doctor and a nurse come for regular visits to the community. They would not only check adults and children who are sick, but also encourage and teach the community the importance of prevention and early treatment. Due to either lack of knowledge or money, too often community members wait too long to seek treatment until they are really sick. XSProject will continue to provide health education and health awareness to the adults while we make sure that the children receive proper immunization and general health check up in the coming year.
Providing new skills for the moms is also what we have been trying to do. Living in poverty for many generations with no adequate education, many women trash pickers don’t have the skills to do more for themselves. It may also be a lack of opportunity to learn, so we will continue to offer them and show them so they would want to improve themselves.
XSProject is very proud to have 6 students now attending college. Coming from many generations of trash pickers, attending college seemed like an impossible dream. But now their hopes have now been fulfilled. Their desires to further their education, despite all the difficulties they are facing, inspires other younger children at the community that they too can now have the chance to dream big.
Your donation to XSProject through GlobalGiving has a direct impact on making this happen. XSProject helps the children to aim to have a better life not just for themselves but also for their parents. Showing and providing more opportunities and new experiences outside the world they are living in will give more reasons to work hard in school and to be hungry for more knowledge.
We hope you will continue to support our work in the trash picker community. You are making the difference for them.
We are very grateful and we thank you all so much.