We set up bi-lingual Libraries for children aged 3 up to 18 years old in remote and poor villages. Often, when a village head hears of Books for Hope Library program, they are exhilarated. He spreads the word around, and the children become excited. This is because, even though in some villages where a primary school exists, books are insufficient. Due to the low income level of their parents, the children did not have the opportunity to enjoy any recreational books. Having a village Library filled with colorful charts, hundreds of wonderful books, games, puzzles and world maps have unleashed the dreams of many children, teachers and parents.
Books for Hope conducts Weekend Enrichment Workshops (WEW) in our Libraries. WEWs are conducted on weekends by Teacher Volunteers. These volunteers come from all over the country – they often are already teachers, or undergraduates from local universities who would like to do some community services. Volunteers are given a training session by our team and Chief Program Development Officer on advanced teaching methods and a briefing of own Books for Hope Workshop Series.
Our Workshop Series uses a Thematic Approach through story-telling, drawing, coloring, reading, singing, writing and interactive fun and games.
There are a abundant source for good books. Individuals, universities and companies are some of them. Books for Hope will continuously cooperate with Universities and Companies in Jakarta to collect books to be provided to less fortunate kids. Additionally, we also more than welcome to receive books donation from individuals.