Roslin Orphanage In Brief 01

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Roslin Orphanage In Brief 01

  1. 1. “ Roslin Orphanage “ in West Timor byBudi Soehardi and family<br />
  2. 2. By : Rotarian Budi Soehardi and family <br />
  3. 3. &quot;It began in 1999 with an unplanned trip to the refugee camps in East Timor. The trip was triggered by a TV program showing us about the East Timor refugees.<br />
  4. 4. Something for the children<br />
  5. 5. Inside our house<br />
  6. 6. At Changi airport<br />
  7. 7. At the Check in counter<br />
  8. 8. Things were flown to Jakarta <br />then by ship to Surabaya (22 hours), to Bali 17 hours and finally to Kupang ( West Timor) 28,5 hours.<br /> At Kupang we were buying and packing a lot more items such as food, sanitation, vitamin and many things for the children.<br />
  9. 9. 51 hours of nonstop packing<br />
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  11. 11. Some of the love gift<br />
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  14. 14. The are wearing rags<br />
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  16. 16. After multiple trips to these camps, we decided to rent a house in Kupang City, and care for some of the abandoned babies.“ But ……..<br />
  17. 17. &quot;We soon began to realize that we wanted a place of our own, and decided that we would build an orphanage. <br />We planned to build the orphanagein 5 years but we completed the building in 11 months<br />
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  22. 22. We did it and it was officially opened by the Provincial Governor Alexander Piet Tallo in April 6th 2002.<br />
  23. 23. &quot;The orphanage has been a home for so many children, offering them a safe and nurturing environment in which to grow.&quot;<br /> &quot;Many who have visited the orphanage have been enriched by their experience, and returned home with the deep realization of how fortunate and blessed their lives are.&quot;<br />
  24. 24. &quot;Many who have visited the orphanage have been enriched by their experience, and returned home with the deep realization of how fortunate and blessed their lives are.&quot;<br />
  25. 25. 8years ago at the orphanage<br />
  26. 26. After 8 years under our care<br />
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  28. 28. When they came to the orphanage<br />
  29. 29. We became a family<br />
  30. 30. “At the age of 18 months, Cornelis is able to feed himself”<br />
  31. 31. Biscuits on the right hand and the broom on the left hand BUT this is not a child labour matter <br />
  32. 32. “A primary-two student washes her uniform”<br />
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  34. 34. What kind of a place is Timor Island ?<br /> “It is the driest province in Indonesia, with the least amount of rainfall.”<br /> “It is the poorest province in Indonesia.”<br /> “The population is severely lacking in education”<br />
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  36. 36. Commonly seen hut house <br />
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  39. 39. We want to study but ………<br />
  40. 40. A real class room ?<br />
  41. 41. Another class room to study ? <br />
  42. 42. “Water is desperately needed in West Timor. The people need help to be able to access clean and drinkable water”<br />“We are so privileged to be able to have clean water on a daily basis”<br />
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  44. 44.  “Even during the rainy season, clean water is not easily available.”<br />
  45. 45. It is quite common for two buckets of water they have to walk such a long distance<br />
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  47. 47. Resting for a while on their way home after carrying the water for quite a distance <br />
  48. 48. “walking barefoot in the heat, searching for drinking water for the family”<br />
  49. 49. Our precious drinking water<br />
  50. 50. Our precious water<br />
  51. 51. The efforts to get water <br />
  52. 52. A little water is better than no water<br />
  53. 53. “Without clean water, skin diseases and ailments can occur at any time.”<br />
  54. 54. “Water is desperately needed in West Timor. The people need help to be able to access clean and drinkable water”<br />“We are so privileged to be able to have clean water on a daily basis”<br />
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  56. 56. “During the famine, we helped to deliver food out on the streets”<br />
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  58. 58. “The dry season in Timor (from June to November) sees the highest rate of infant mortality, especially in October and November. This is due to illnesses caused by airborne bacteria and lack of clean water to wash things. The people here desperately need access to clean water.”<br />
  59. 59. A help from The Rotary International<br />Matching Grant # 66507<br />
  60. 60. Rotary club Eclub3310 ( which I am the president Elect) , Rotary Club Suntec City of Singapore and The Rotary Foundation have completed a clean water project in April 2009.<br />
  61. 61. The targeted people are the people who live in“ Familiaorphanage” ( an orphanage at Sikumana village) and a joined primary and secondary school near by , its location is about 40 km from Roslin orphanage. <br />
  62. 62. Because of our togetherness the project wascompleted and some 600 people are now able to enjoy enough supply of fresh waterdaily<br />
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  64. 64. This can be made because of our togetherness<br />
  65. 65. Celebrating the new water supply <br />
  66. 66. Education programs at “Roslin Orphanage”<br />
  67. 67. 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 />
  68. 68. The orphanage has built a fantastic library and with the help of another Matching Grant # 59419 form Rotary International we have been able to provide a mobile library for the people who can not come to the library<br />
  69. 69. Our first mobile library<br />
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  71. 71. Our second mobile library from The Rotary Foundation <br />
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  73. 73. Lets read2. lets make our self literate3. through reading we can reach our goals<br />
  74. 74. Reading is good <br />
  75. 75. Please come more often<br />
  76. 76. By another Matching Grant # 61236 we are getting the huge help from The Rotary Foundation , Rotary Club Eclub3310 and we areproviding good books for our “ Bolelebo” library.<br />
  77. 77. Roslin Orphanage have built two library buildings on our own. <br />With this Matching Grant we are also enabled to buy 4 computers , an audio player and a projector.<br />With these tools we can give the children not only reading materials but also some educational movies.<br />
  78. 78. Two library buildings have been built at Roslinorphanage. With a matching grant (#61236) from the Rotary Foundation, we have been able to purchase four computers, an audio player, and a projector for our “Bolelebo” library. <br />
  79. 79. It is a fantastic start, but many more learning materials are needed. <br /> “Help is always welcome.”<br />
  80. 80. “All the way from Singapore, Amy and Chris come to lend a hand by writing the library’s name on the buildingand making foundation for the new dorm<br />
  81. 81. Inside library number one<br />
  82. 82. Library number two<br />
  83. 83. One to one teaching for the weaker student<br />
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  85. 85. Because of this library our orphanage children are able to have an access to so many fantastic books.<br />
  86. 86. The fantastic usage of this library has been enjoyed by the orphanage children .<br /> A hug help to enrich their knowledge.<br /> We are really grateful<br />
  87. 87. One of our orphanage’s children,Gersonhas been accepted and studying at the medical school. We are hoping to have our own in house doctor in 5 or 6 years time. .<br />
  88. 88. What can be done through <br />Roslin orphanage <br />
  89. 89. Lots of things can be donethrough the orphanage. Teaching and educating the children to be able to help them self .<br /> It has been a joy teaching the children how to farm, vocational training for some useful skills and productive activity such as planting peanut, corn, rice, nursery plants , character building etc<br />
  90. 90. A success story in Roslin orphanage<br />
  91. 91. one year ago I was so worried about when I am retired from my job. <br />Retired to me means I will have no salary to finance the orphanage any longer.<br />Without having some saving even for my own three children, how can I finance the daily needs of the orphanage .<br />
  92. 92. 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 />
  93. 93. We have some land for doing farming,<br />but we can not plant anything at all as there is no water.<br /> But we tried our luck <br />
  94. 94. Thorny bush<br />
  95. 95. Big and sharp thorns<br />
  96. 96. Land clearing in the process<br />
  97. 97. On our first trial upon drilling for water , <br />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 /> It’s a blessing indeed<br />
  98. 98. 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 />
  99. 99. Small amount of water but made us to be self sufficient on rice <br />
  100. 100. Small but flowing constantly <br />
  101. 101. My Peggy is also doing the land clearing beside looking after the orphanage children<br />
  102. 102. Budi having fun and great exercise <br />
  103. 103. The transformed land <br />
  104. 104. Hux, Eduand SIA Chief pilot Alan Chan at our rice field<br />
  105. 105. Budi’s happiest moment <br />
  106. 106. Its harvest time <br />
  107. 107. Husking through the night<br />
  108. 108. 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 />
  109. 109. We are declaring our self to be self sufficient on rice since April 2008.<br />
  110. 110. What can be done through <br />Roslinorphanage<br /> ??? <br />
  111. 111. 78 years “young” CornelisLakusa teaching them through stories.<br />
  112. 112. Peggy explaining some family planning to the village mothers about sanitation and birth control <br />
  113. 113. Good nutrition and vitamins for the village people<br />
  114. 114. A regular Nutritious food for the children age 5 years and below <br />
  115. 115. We came and help with food that we cooked during the famine<br />
  116. 116. Direct action during the famine<br />
  117. 117. Help us to play with the children<br />
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  119. 119. Teach them any thing that you a are comfortable with<br />
  120. 120. Help us to give vitamins to the children<br />
  121. 121. Its Christmas<br />
  122. 122. Hux ( Lim hui xiang) spending his precious holiday time with the children<br />
  123. 123. You may give Free English lesson <br />
  124. 124. Such a quality time that you can give <br />
  125. 125. Such a quality time<br />
  126. 126. 16 Singaporean students were spending 2 weeks for their school projects with us<br />
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  128. 128. Helping us to peel corn<br />
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  130. 130. Singapore students doing their school projects for 2 weeks through Roslin orphanage<br />
  131. 131. 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 />
  132. 132. Some exercise was given to be resilient and teaching the to live with some basic living conditions such as sharing he bathroom, cooking with stone made stove and with wood.<br />
  133. 133. It was a great trip <br />
  134. 134. School uniform is a good gift <br />
  135. 135. We try to help our self too<br />
  136. 136. Who wants to be a pilot <br />
  137. 137. Wound dressing at Roslin Orphanage<br />
  138. 138. Encouragement for not quitting school<br />
  139. 139. Sis Serene , son Jabez and bro Mark Lee spending their holiday with us<br />
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  143. 143. Bro Chris and sis Amy helping to make the boy’s dorm’s foundation during their holiday<br />
  144. 144. Story telling <br />
  145. 145. Interacting with the children<br />
  146. 146. teaching<br />
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  149. 149. Simply so much to do and always<br />
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  151. 151. 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 />
  152. 152. The next project will be makinga banana farm. For this we need to clear up the land , making a good fence and free us from the nasty thorny bushes. The area is 25 000 M2. At this farm we will breed animals likegoats and some cows. <br />
  153. 153. 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 />
  154. 154. OUR PLANS FOR THE FUTURE<br />
  155. 155. 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 />
  156. 156. To continue the nutritious food and vitamin distributions to the children within the our area.<br />
  157. 157. What are the needs<br />
  158. 158. Teachers and volunteers<br /> Financial help, so that we can do more <br />
  159. 159. It will be a honor to us to have you there one day <br />
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  163. 163. Welcome to Roslin orphanage<br />

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