Pak Ridwan is a teacher and he also has a small mini mart at his home, run by his wife Ella. They have 2 girls (Della - 10 years old, Belva - 5 years old) and 1 boy (Gevariel - 1 year old). In his spare time, he and his trusty old sewing machine will churn out wonderful mattress covers, blankets, tote bags and pouches using Indonesian batik. As he designed and handmade himself, all his work is unique. This extra income helps him to support his family and also to help the people in his community.
As the opportunities for the children in remote villages to learn to read and write were quite low, teachers are needed to be there to guide them properly. We will continue to support these teachers.
Parents and children having a fun day playing games and interacting with each other. The spirit of kampung is alive and shows a closely knitted community where no one is a stranger and alone, always there to help each other.
As the communities slowly open, we have the opportunity to work and dine together again. Here we are helping the farmers to harvest jagung (sweet corn) and connect with them through fun and food.
We continue to meet the families in the villages. Interactions with the primary school kids were rewarding when one sees how passionate are they in learning.