The condition of Gollu Dara Elementary School went viral on social media when an online media outlet published it. Such great public attention finally led the Sumba Barat Daya district government to request the army to repair the road to this school.
Gollu Dara Primary School is located in desa Lua Koba, Wewewa Barat, SBD. It was opened in 2013 as a parallel school of Gollu Uta Primary School and became independent in January 2019. The school has 138 students, served by two government teachers and four honorary teachers.
Condition of School Facilities
The school has only one permanent building with two classrooms for Class V-VI. Students in grades I-IV study in a ramshackle building with a dirt floor, tin roof, and bamboo walls with holes, built at their own expense by the local community.
Teaching and learning is increasingly difficult in the absence of chairs, tables and blackboards. The teachers have no desks or cabinets for storing equipment and books. There is no office for the teachers and principal, and no library. If there is a meeting, the children are sent home so that their classroom can be used.
The school has a toilet but no water tank. Every day students bring water from home to drink, but there is a great shortage for . So that the available water is sanitation and handwashing needs. The nearest point of access to electricity is 5.5 km away.
In these conditions it is very hard to achieve the expected government standards and to enable to children to graduate from primary school. Thus only a tiny minority of the children are able to progress beyond the 6th grade
The honorary teachers’ stipend of 216,000 rupiah a month is tiny, and not enough to pay even for travel to and from school each day. These four teachers are hoping that one day this will be inreased to a living wage.
On behalf of the children of SDN Gollu Dara, we are asking for your support, to help these teachers provide a decent education to the children. All donations will be used directly for SDN Gollu Dara, and both donations and progress published on the YHS website.
You can make a general donation or a special donation, for example for the construction of a water tank, or for a building (classrooms, teachers’ offices or library), furniture (chairs, desks and benches) or teacher stipends.
Your donation can be sent via Yayasan Harapan Sumba’s account:
Name of account : Yayasan Harapan Sumba QQ Donasi Kemanusiaan
Bank : BRI Unit Waytabula Cabang Waikabubak (3579)
Account number : 3579.01.036530.53.0
Code : BRINIDJA
YHS QQ PERTANIAN
or delivered directly to the Yayasan Harapan Sumba office,
Jl. Wanno Loura,
RT11 / RW 6,
Desa Wee Londa,
If you would like more information, please contact Neo (WA: +62 (0)81338761379) or Lince (WA: +62 (0)81238355557)
Please help us to help the children of Gollu Dara Primary School to get a proper education like other children in this country. Thank you for your generosity.