I'm super excited to be joining this dynamic group of women and sharing the challenge of raising funds towards building a school in Lombok , a small island east of Bali. It's a privilege to be part of such a worthwhile project and I would love your support in helping us to achieve our common goal. The journey will certainly be educational with lots of fun thrown in along the way. Please give what you can, every little helps.
Why build a school in Lombok?
Imagine how your life or the lives of your children would be different today if you never went to school...
In 2018, more than 500 people were killed, thousands of families where left homeless and over 400 schools were destroyed when a series of earthquakes struck the Indonesian island of Lombok.
Since then, Classroom of Hope (our main charity partner) has been helping Lombok recover by building new schools. But thousands of children are still out of school because there’s been little overseas aide. There is also a huge problem with rubbish in Indonesia.
I’m particularly excited to be this project tackles both problems: the lack of child-friendly schools and too much rubbish.
Together we’ll be building one of the first earthquake resistant schools in Lombok made with re-cycled plastic bricks. Schools that will last longer than conventional schools, will help clean up the environment and create jobs too.
How much does the school cost?
Approximately £25,000 will build a three-classroom school made of re-cycled plastic bricks, although we’d love to raise more to build a bigger school or provide more resources. You can see how well we’re doing as a team HERE.
What happens to the money I donate?
All funds raised through this fundraising campaign (less exchange rates and bank charges) will go directly towards building the school Lombok and other projects run by Classroom of Hope. Each of us will be funding the cost of our trip to Lombok and Bali ourselves. For more information about this project, check out their fundraising page here.
Please donate whatever feels right, to help us rebuild a school, community and island devastated by earthquakes and neglected by the world.
Donations are in pound sterling. If you live outside the UK, £10 = US$13 = €11 (approximate values as at February 2020).
Thanks for your support, it means a lot!