Sekolah Master Indonesia
Sekolah Master Indonesia (SMI) is an informal school educating 2000 children from kindergarten to high school. If it wasn’t for SMI their students wouldn’t get an education due to various problems including homelessness, poverty and bad experiences. Not only does SMI educate children they also take in students that have no other place to go to.
SMI was founded by Nur Rohim who was declined by all schools he applied for, his dream was to establish a school where everybody is welcome. He brought his dream to life by building SMI with the money he had inherited from his father. The goal of SMI is “Giving the children the chance to make something beautiful out of their lives”.
The board has approved to furnish 6 classrooms at Sekolah Master Indonesia, this donation is funded with donations from the Alberdingk Thijm College in Hilversum, The Netherlands and will be completed 20th April! During our visit summer 2018, a pilot from Garuda Indonesia gave the children a motivational speech which was a great succes (see photo below):
Read more about this project in the project plan: