The formal ceremony of PAUD Palu Boga in West Sumba was greeted with enthusiasm by the community and local government. Representative of German Embassy, Mr. Hendrik Barkeling was present to inaugurate the newly completed school. We thank the Embassy of Germany for funding the construction of a new school building and the provision of educational support facilities for children in West Sumba.
With the need of a better education and the goal to eradicate poverty, HHF has expanded its support to the islands of Sumba and West Timor. Those islands that lay on the outer skirts of south east Indonesia are many times forgotten, but children are in desperate need for a better education with proper schools and facilities. In 2015 HHFI has started to visit and evaluate many schools on those two islands. We have encountered schools left in dangerous condition without toilet and other sanitary facilities. Schools with no tables and chairs and no educational materials. We have set the goal to give these children a voice and help them to receive a better education. In June 2016 our first pre-school reopened its door in Kupang, West Timor and we have started with the second project 3 hours away from the city in a small village. Our first school in Sumba is expected to be finish in September this year.