Roslin Orphanage In Brief

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Roslin Orphanage In Brief

  1. 1. “ Roslin Orphanage “ in West Timor by Budi Soehardiand family<br />By : Rotarian Budi Soehardi and family <br />
  2. 2. www.roslinorphanage.org<br />It was started in 1999 by an unplanned trip to the East Timor refugee camps. After multiple trips to the refugee camps , we decided to look after some of the abandoned babies in a rented house at Kupang City. After feeling the need of having our own place we decided to build on orphanage on our own. We did it and it was officially opened by the Province Governor Alexander Piet Tallo in April 6th 2002.<br />
  3. 3. The orphanage has been a home for so many children and it has been a place where we can learn more about growing up, life, to live, to laugh and to love.<br />Some people came with their family and came back to be a better family by realizing how lucky and blessed they are compared with the less fortunate children<br />
  4. 4. 7 years ago at the orphanage<br />
  5. 5. After 7 years under our care<br />
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  7. 7. When they came to the orphanage<br />
  8. 8. We became a family<br />
  9. 9. 18 months old Cornelis eating on his own<br />
  10. 10. Biscuits on the right hand and the broom on the left hand and this is not a child labour matter <br />
  11. 11. A primary two student looking after her self <br />
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  13. 13. What kind of a place is Timor Island ? It is an area in Indonesia which has been the driest province in Indonesia where the rain fall is the least. <br />It is the poorest province in Indonesia<br />Water and education are the most needed for this place.<br />
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  15. 15. We want to study but ………<br />
  16. 16. A real class room ?<br />
  17. 17. Another class room to study ? <br />
  18. 18. Water is a precious thing , can we help ? <br />Water is some thing that the people in West Timor need it so badly. It will be great if we can help out with people with their sanitation by giving them an access to a clean and drinkable water<br />It is so privilege for us to be able to have clean water every day<br />
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  20. 20. Even during the rainy season clean water is not available easily <br />
  21. 21. It is quite common for two buckets of water they have to walk for few miles<br />
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  23. 23. Resting for a while on their way home after carrying the water for quite a distance <br />
  24. 24. Walking in the heat, bare footed and looking for some drinking water for the family <br />
  25. 25. Our precious water <br />
  26. 26. Our precious water<br />
  27. 27. The efforts to get water <br />
  28. 28. A little water is better than nothing<br />
  29. 29. Living without clean water can be translated as skin sicknesses and problems to happen at any time<br />
  30. 30. Living without clean water<br />
  31. 31. Living without water can lead into famine which we helped to delivered food on the streets<br />
  32. 32. During the dry season in Timor ( June to Nov) the infant mortality is the highest especially in October and November. Illnesses because of the airborne bacteria and the lag of clean water to wash things is the main factor. Access to clean water has been the wanted help for the Timor people.<br />
  33. 33. Matching Grant # 66507 from Rotary International<br />Currently my club Rotary Eclub3310 and Rotary Club Suntec City is having an on going clean water project in Kupang City , West Timor . The drilling activity has been done fully.<br />The targeted people are the people who live in another orphanage ( Sikumana village) and a joined primary and secondary school near by , its location is about 40 km from Roslinorphanage. <br />
  34. 34. A real success of a clean water project<br /> The project was completed during my last trip to Timor . On April 15th 2009 we managed to celebrate the usage of the fresh water supply at another Familia orphanage ( Sikumana village) . From our togetherness a project can be completed and some 600 people are now able to enjoy enough supply of fresh water supply. This effort is a join project of Rotary Club Suntec City , Rotary EClub3310 of Singapore and The Rotary Foundation.<br />
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  36. 36. This can be made because of your help<br />
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  38. 38. Education programs at “Roslin Orphanage”<br />From the beginning Roslin orphanage is focusing the efforts on helping the children with their education. So much has been done but so much more must be deal with.<br />The orphanage has built a fantastic library and with the help of another Matching Grant # 59419 of Rotary International we have been running a mobile library for the people who can not come to the library<br />
  39. 39. Our first mobile library<br />
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  41. 41. Our second mobile library from The Rotary Foundation <br />
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  43. 43. Lets read2. lets make our self literate3. through reading we can reach our goals<br />
  44. 44. Reading is good <br />
  45. 45. Please come more often<br />
  46. 46. By another Matching Grant # 61236 we are getting the huge help from The Rotary Foundation upon providing good books for our “ Bolelebo” library. We have built two buildings on our own for these libraries. With this Matching Grant we are also enabled to buy 4 computers , an audio player and a projector. With these tools we can give the children not only reading materials but also some educational movies. We still need more books and others for this educational matter. Any one want to come and help is welcome.<br />
  47. 47. A great Singaporean couple( Amy and Chris) helping us writing the library’s name<br />
  48. 48. Inside library number one<br />
  49. 49. Library number two<br />
  50. 50. One to one teaching for the weaker student<br />
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  52. 52. Thank you for the library<br />Because of this library our orphanage children are able to have an access to so many fantastic books.<br />The fantastic usage of this library has been enjoyed andone of our orphanage children has been accepted into the medical school. We are hoping to have our own in house doctor in 5 or 6 years time. Our thanks to Rotary International for the books .<br />
  53. 53. What can be done through the orphanage <br />There are lots of things which we can do through the orphanage. One of them is teaching the children to be able to help them self by : teaching them how to farm, vocational training for some useful skills and productive activity such as planting peanut, corn, rice, nursery plants and many others.<br />
  54. 54. one of the success story in our orphanage<br />Less than one year ago I was so worry when I am supposed to retire from my job. By having no job ( retired) means I will have no salary to finance the orphanage any longer. Without having some saving even for my own children, how can we finance the day to day needs of the orphanage .<br />
  55. 55. We have a property which things can not grow because of no water to irrigate the land. People never plan any thing and the land has been a thorny bush which the thorn can be as long as 7 CM. <br />With the intention of getting “ any water” we bought 2 water submersible pumps and a generator just in case we will be able to find water. People said that the water is at least 44 Meter or even 70 Meter deep.<br />
  56. 56. Thorny bush<br />
  57. 57. Big and sharp thorns<br />
  58. 58. Land clearing in the process<br />
  59. 59. On our first trial upon drilling for water , we struck an artesian water source which a pump and a generator is not required any more. The water is flowing by it self 24 hours a day and even better as the water is drinkable directly from the source. <br />Because of this water we cleared part of the land to about 2 hectares and made it into a paddy field in 3 months time.<br />
  60. 60. Small amount of water but made us to be self sufficient on rice <br />
  61. 61. Small but flowing constantly <br />
  62. 62. My Peggy is also doing the land clearing beside looking after the orphanage children<br />
  63. 63. Budi having fun and great exercise <br />
  64. 64. The transformed land <br />
  65. 65. Hux ( the son our friend Karen Kang) and SIA Chief pilot Alan Chan at our rice field<br />
  66. 66. Budi’s happiest moment <br />
  67. 67. Its harvest time <br />
  68. 68. Husking through the night<br />
  69. 69. We planted our first paddy in Jan 2008 and we had our first harvest in April 2008. <br />1st November 2008 we will be having our 2nd rice harvest while the first harvest is only consumed less than 20% of it.<br />We are declaring our self to be self sufficient on rice since April 2008.<br />
  70. 70. What can be done through our orphanage<br /> ??? <br />
  71. 71. 78 years “young” CornelisLakusa teaching them through stories.<br />
  72. 72. Peggy explaining some family planning to the village mothers about sanitation and birth control <br />
  73. 73. Good nutrition and vitamins for the village people<br />
  74. 74. A regular Nutritious food for the children age 5 years and below <br />
  75. 75. We came and help with food that we cooked during the famine<br />
  76. 76. During the famine time we were there to help directly<br />
  77. 77. Help us to play with the children<br />
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  79. 79. Teach them any thing that you a are comfortable with<br />
  80. 80. Help us to give vitamins to the children<br />
  81. 81. Its Christmas<br />
  82. 82. Hux ( Lim hui xiang) spending his precious holiday time with the children<br />
  83. 83. You may give Free English lesson <br />
  84. 84. Such a quality time that you can give <br />
  85. 85. Such a quality time<br />
  86. 86. 16 Singaporean students were spending 2 weeks for their school projects with us<br />
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  88. 88. Helping us to peel corn<br />
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  90. 90. Singapore students doing their school projects for 2 weeks through Roslin orphanage<br />
  91. 91. We were giving the some practical experiences of dealing with a culture shock, helping the villagers with paving the floor with cement, teaching them to teach the children and interacting with the local schools etc.<br />Some exercise was given to be resilient and teaching the to live with some basic living conditions.<br />
  92. 92. It was a great trip <br />
  93. 93. School uniform is a good gift <br />
  94. 94. We try to help our self too<br />
  95. 95. Who wants to be a pilot <br />
  96. 96. Wound dressing at Roslin Orphanage<br />
  97. 97. Encouragement for not quitting school<br />
  98. 98. Sis Serene , son Jabez and bro Mark Lee spending their holiday with us<br />
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  102. 102. Bro Chris and sis Amy helping to make the boy’s dorm’s foundation during their holiday<br />
  103. 103. Story telling <br />
  104. 104. Interacting with the children<br />
  105. 105. teaching<br />
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  108. 108. Simply so much to do and always<br />
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  110. 110. Our current progress<br />Our current project is to build the storage room to store our rice harvest and our equipments. This should be done in 4 weeks time if we have all the materials.<br />Only when we are done with this project we will be able to put the children to their dorm which has been forced to be used as a storage room for us ( due to the abundant rice harvest).<br />
  111. 111. The next project will be opening a banana farm. For this we need to clear up the land from the nasty thorny bushes. The area is 25 000 M2. At this farm we will breed pigs, goats and some cows. The banana can be sold or made into some food products while the trees are a good source of food for the animals. All of the generated income will finance the orphanage.<br />
  112. 112. our plans in the future<br />To build the girl’s dorm and a proper study room.<br />To build a proper school so we can teach properly <br />To continue the nutritious food and vitamin distributions to the children within the our area.<br />
  113. 113. What are the needs<br />
  114. 114. Teachers and volunteers<br />Financial help so that we can do more for others<br />
  115. 115. It will be a honor to us to have you there one day <br />
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  119. 119. Welcome to Roslin orphanage<br />

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