Mount Hope Training Centre

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

Mount Hope Training Centre was established in 1998 on 17 hectares of land in West Kalimantan, to educate and raise the standard of living of the Dayak people who are considered to be one of the poorest tribes in Indonesia. The Training Centre is expanding and now has 25 hectares of land.

The project includes:

  • Children’s homes
  • Staff quarters
  • Kindergarten
  • Primary school
  • Junior high school

At present there are:

  • 160 (approximately) children residing at the centre with some 300-350 others coming each day from outside
  • 2 kindergarten classes
  • 6 primary school classes
  • 6 junior high classes
  • Pig farm
  • Fish farm
  • Vegetable gardens
  • Black pepper plantation

NEED

Much has changed for the better since we began at Mt Hope. The standard of living has greatly improved, and most parents are now able to pay a small fee for their children’s education, which helps towards paying teachers.

But we lack classrooms! We have begun building six more classrooms for the primary school, but construction is at a standstill due to lack of finances. This is the big need at this time as we are having to refuse many children entrance.

We also need a high school (for grades 10 through 12). We have the land, but need the finances to begin building.

How can you help?

Make a donation to the Mount Hope Foundation.

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