Bina Cita Utama School

Education for Destitute Children, Kalimantan

Project Description:

The BCU School has been operating since 2004 in Palangka Raya and Kasongan in Central Kalimantan. The Scholarship Program aims to break the cycle of poverty, sickness, suffering, distress, misfortune, disability, destitution, and helplessness in these communities. It provides quality, child-centred education, qualified teachers and professional curricula, to indigenous students from low-income families who would not normally be able to access such education. Every BCU student who has taken the National Exams has passed with high scores. Its alumni have gone on to tertiary studies in different parts of Indonesia and further afield. The scholarship of AUD4,500 per annum per student covers tuition, transport to school, meals, uniforms and building rental.

Website: bcuschool.org

Donation Target: $10,000

Testimonial:

We are proud to be supported by Dharma Care, which is enabling local children from low-income families to access a quality education. BCU’s scholarship programme was established to help bridge social, economic and educational gaps, and supports up to 15% of the student population. BCU was established 15 years ago with the aim of raising the standards of education in Central Kalimantan, one of the least developed regions in Indonesia. As an independent National Plus school, we provide an enriched curriculum that incorporates national and international standards, delivered through modern child-centred teaching methodologies. We give our heartfelt thanks to Dharma Care and all its supporters for helping us make a difference, and helping children who otherwise wouldn’t be able to attend BCU to secure a brighter future.
Utami Geiger, Founder

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