EDUCATION FOR EVERYONE

According to Unicef, an estimated 4.4 million children are not enrolled in school in Indonesia.  And yet a larger percentage of children do not achieve a minimum proficiency level in reading.  Children in the poorest communities are at a greater risk of not receiving an education.  Lack of resources and family income are contributing factors.  In many cases, children work to help support the family.

Our Project Legacy initiatives provide scholarships, tutoring, after school programs and life skills training designed to encourage and promote school enrollment, attendance and participation. 

Equipping and empowering the children of Indonesia is a priceless legacy.

 

Indonesia, home to over 270 million people, is the fourth most populous country in the world. It is also the largest archipelago on the globe. Its territory spans more than 17,000 islands that stretch for 3,181 miles along the equator between the Pacific and Indian Oceans.

About 87 percent of Indonesia’s population is Sunni Muslim, making Indonesia the largest majority Muslim country in the world. But the Southeast Asian country is simultaneously a diverse, complex, and multicultural nation of more than 300 ethnic groups that speak hundreds of different languages. Some 10 percent of the population identify as Christians and about 1.7 percent as Hindus.

Indonesia’s three largest ethnic groups are the Javanese (40.1 percent), primarily located on Java, the world’s most populated island and home to more than 50 percent of the total Indonesian population; the Sundanese (15.5 percent); and the Malays (3.7 percent). Indonesia’s cultural and regional diversity is as vast as the number of its islands. Areas like rural West Timor or Indonesian Borneo (Kalimantan) are worlds apart from the flashy shopping malls of downtown Jakarta, Indonesia’s capital city of about 10 million people.