All of us at XSProject Indonesia would like to express our gratitude and honour to be part of the GlobalGiving Community. A BIG THANK YOU for your support of our programs in 2020. Many generous and thoughtful donors have contributed to our social programs.
The year started with the pandemic which has drastically changed the lives of many, not only in Indonesia but all over the world. This has also impacted the lives of our trash pickers. They still must collect trash although they are unable to sell it as recycling companies have closed their businesses and are unwilling to buy their stocks of the waste materials.
Some trash pickers have had to go back to their villages as they cannot afford to live in the big city. If they bring their children home, they are unable to continue their children’s education. Many trash pickers have also chosen to stay as they prioritise their child’s education and want them to keep going to school. All the children now study in government schools, which is now conducted via distance learning. Considering all that the students need for remote classes, XSProject has provided a new facility for the children and a teacher who can teach and guide them. This has made the parents happy as it has given their children a bigger space than their homes, a faster internet connection, and a “live” teacher who can supervise their children’s learning.
Our new facility is now fully built. The children really enjoy better, cleaner an greener place for them to do their homework, read books, and to do many activities.
This year, two of our girls successfully graduated from college – Nurlela and Fitriyah. They all immediately started working in XSProject whilst waiting for a job opportunity once the pandemic is over.
Based on the health protocols required, XSProject has provided Covid rapid tests for parents. There are also health outreach sessions conducted by a volunteer doctor with the high school and college students. Since we are unable to predict when this pandemic will be over, XSProject also provides vitamins and healthy snacks for every activity on a routine basis. Periodically, we also provide staple food to all families.
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.
Happy Holidays and Happy New Year 2021 from all of us at XSProject in Jakarta, Indonesia.