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Ausci wijaba libraries

  1. 1. Helping Build Libraries in Impoverished Areas of Indonesia Part of AUSCI’s Cerdas Bang! Program menCerdaskan Bangsa
  2. 2. Background <ul><li>In 2008, USC faculty Dr. James Owens started WIJABA, the World Is Just A Book Away non-profit organization. </li></ul><ul><li>WIJABA’s mission is to provide children access to books, in impoverished areas around the globe. </li></ul><ul><li>The AUSCI committee joined in the cause, since there is a REAL need for libraries in Indonesia (we received reports that some children were learning to read, by finding instruction manuals of VCD player found in garbage dumps). </li></ul>
  3. 3. The 2009 USC Charity Ball <ul><li>Our inaugural Ball was held on 1 April 2009 at the Grand Hyatt Jakarta </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Godfather Theme </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>500 attendees (50% of which were non-alumni) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Netted 350 jt </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>100% of which was donated to WIJABA, to help build libraries in Sidoarjo, West Java </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. 2009 USC Charity Ball’s Results <ul><li>Working with WIJABA, we helped build: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>21 libraries in various primary schools (SD) in Sidoarjo </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2 units of Mobile Libraries circling the villages around Sidoarjo </li></ul></ul><ul><li>IMPACT = approximately 10,000 school children in 50 schools now have access to 12,000 books within their perimeter. </li></ul><ul><li>Here are the PHOTOS (see following pages) </li></ul>
  5. 5. Library at SDN Kalisampurno
  6. 6. AUSCI WIJABA Mobile Library
  7. 7. Interesting Book for US SDN Ngaban
  8. 8. This is NOT a VCD manual..YES! SDN Wunut I
  9. 9. AUSCI-WIJABA Mobile Library Getting Its Full Use
  10. 10. We got books! Yeah! SDN Candipari II
  11. 11. Mobile Library in Action SDN Porong
  12. 12. More Photos Available <ul><li>More photos of the 21 libraries getting its FULL USE are available at: </li></ul><ul><li>http://justabookaway.org </li></ul>
  13. 13. Next Project = PADANG, SDN 09 Parak Gaang Barat
  14. 14. Next Project = PADANG SDN 17 Karakah
  15. 15. “ so many books, so little time” ..much better than.. “ I want to read, but I can’t find any Books!”
  16. 16. 2010 USC Charity Ball <ul><li>Theme = Hollywood </li></ul><ul><li>Featuring = TADASHI Fall 2010 Fashion Show </li></ul><ul><li>Date = Friday, 29 October 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>MISSION = Working with WIJABA, help build 10 libraries in/near various high-schools in Padang, which was devastated by an earthquake in August 2009 </li></ul>

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