No Indonesian Kid is Left Behind

The campaign will ensure that children have safe and reliable transportation to access education.

No Indonesian Kid is Left Behind

Ongoing campaign

Campaign Status

Ongoing Offline: The campaign is currently ongoing offline and, thus still in the process of collecting funds. 


The campaign aims to provide school boats to coastal communities in Indonesia.


Did you know Indonesia, with its more than 17,000 islands, is the largest archipelagic nation globally? Surprisingly, 64% of its population resides in coastal areas, where in 2021, the extreme poverty rate reached 4.20%, higher than the national average. Out of 10.86 million in poverty, 1.3 million are in these coastal regions.


We believe that one way to alleviate poverty is through education.

However, education is a challenging aspect to access for coastal communities due to the lack of school boats supporting students in coastal areas to reach their schools.

As advocates of educational empowerment, Yayasan Perahu Kuning Harapan has dedicated itself in the mission to make sure that children in Indonesia can access quality education and finish schooling.

Sara is 12 years old and wants to be a teacher when she grows up. However, due to her family’s financial situation and inadequate transportation facilities in the coastal area, she has fewer opportunities compared to children in the city.

Sara says, “I want to be a teacher when I grow up, I want to make people in my village smart. I have to pursue higher education to achieve my goals even if it means separating from my family in the village and living with neighbors to be closer to school.”

Despite being on the same island, traveling by land was not an option due to the habitat of the endemic Komodo dragons. As a result, the students had to travel through the Molo Strait, a strait that separates Komodo National Park from the mainland of Flores, known for its dangerous currents.

The lack of regular boat transportation for these children faces them with two choices:

  1. To separate from their families and stay with neighbors/colleagues in another village to be closer to school, OR
  2. To discontinue their education or drop out of school. 

Option 2 is certainly not an option because education is a fundamental right of every child. Option 1 is also not the best solution for coastal families. Entrusting a child to live with another family requires financial support, such as providing pocket money, and they are not affluent families

Also, can you imagine if you were the parent of a teenager aged 12-15 who lived apart from the family? Yes, you would surely worry. And so do we.

We donate yellow school boats to coastal communities to ensure that students can travel to school quickly, safely, and dryly. The parents of these children can use the boats for their livelihood activities between school hours, on the condition that they transport their children to and from school every day.

Join us in sailing hope in the lives of children like Sara. Your support can ensure access to education for coastal communities in Indonesia. With just $50, you can contribute towards the purchase of essential school supplies.

A donation of $100 helps maintains and repair school boats, ensuring safe transportation.

For a lasting impact, consider a monthly donation of $25 to support ongoing educational initiatives. Together, let's empower these communities and pave the way for a brighter future. Donate now and be the change.

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