Rotary Club of Bali Seminyak

Elementary School Library Project

Seminyak, Bali

 

In 2004 before the project started, PP Sarita Kaul and CP T. Patrick van Kampen, visited a number of elementary schools in the Seminyak area and spoke to their principals about the need for a ‘separate’ library room. The principals indicated that their schools DID NOT have any ‘formal’ libraries and confirmed that their students would greatly benefit from having this wonderful addition to their schools.

 

For this first project, the Seminyak Elementary Schools No. 1 & 2 were selected because they were physically located next to each other and could share one library. After a number of meetings, it was determined that approximately 3,500 volumes would eventually be purchased for the library which would serve two schools. The Indonesian reading materials would be recommended by the Badung County Public Library and Ms Elsa Mahardika of the Dyatmika School and then purchased by the Rotary Club of Bali Seminyak (RCBS).

 

The Library opened with 163 books in September 2005. Since that very important date, over 3,700 books (picture books, easy readers, and high-interest stories regarding the family, community and the sciences) have been purchased and/or donated by the RCBS, Club members, the Pondok Baca Project (www.pondokbaca-foundation.org), visiting Rotarians and visitors from around the world (see list of donors below).

 

In 2009, Rotarians Dr. Peter and Ruth Little on behalf of the RC of Rosanna Melbourne very generously donated Rp. 8,000,000 to purchase a new computer for the library, so that all the materials could be systematically recorded and categorized. In addition, Rtns. Peter & Ruth understood that training a part-time librarian was crucial to this project, so they personally donated Rp. 2,400,000 to help assist with the ongoing training program (left: PP Urs Klee is shown receiving the Computer from Rtns. Peter & Ruth).

 

For these important gifts to the library, the RCBS would like to extend a very special THANK YOU to Rtns. Peter and Ruth Little for their true Rotarian SPIRIT.

 

CP Patrick, 2009-2010 Treasurer Peter Erni and President Patricia Jamieson shown delivering the computer to part-time Librarian Ibu Desak and School Principal Ibu Kompiang.

 

Since the opening of the Library, which has fostered an opportunity to access quality books, the teachers have been very excited that their students are now, more than ever, learning to love reading, improving their literacy rates and improving their study skills.



For additional information about this project or to make a donation, please contact CP Patrick or PP Sarita today.

 

Books purchased/donated to the Seminyak Elementary School Library

Dates purchased/received

From

No. of books

September 5, 2005

RCBS

163

October 12, 2005

RCBS

14

October 18, 2005

Rtn. Helen (RCBS)

35

October 18, 2005

RCBS

130

November 14, 2005

RCBS

112

November 26, 2005

PP Sarita (RCBS)

9

January 18, 2006

Gramedia Book Store

28 

January 18, 2006

RCBS

83

February 20, 2006

PP Sarita

13

April 5, 2006

PP Sarita 

3

April 19, 2006

RCBS

39

April 20, 2006

Rtn. Patricia (RCBS)

17

May 17, 2006

RCBS

254

July 8, 2006

RCBS 

309

July 31, 2006

RCBS

152

July 31, 2006

CP Patrick (RCBS)

1

September 13, 2006

Rtn. Andrew (RCBS)

1

August 21, 2007

Ms Kerry 

57

August 22, 2007

Pondok Baca

326

August 23, 2007

Ms Elsa 

5

September 10, 2007

RCBS

124

October 18, 2007 

RCBS

113

October 24, 2007

Rtn. Patricia

86

December 28, 2007

RC Mt. Martha

70

December 28, 2007

CP Patrick 

1

February 20, 2008

Pondok Baca

46

February 28, 2008

RC Mt. Martha

89

March 17, 2008

RC Mt. Martha 

67

April 23, 2008

Jim & Robyn Nottingham

17

May 4, 2008

RCBS

166

July 18, 2008

Pondok Baca

363

August 15, 2008

RCBS

136

November 19, 2008

PP Anita (RCBS)

1

December 19, 2008

Pondok Baca

298

January 30, 2009

Pondok Baca 

67

February 25, 2009

Rtns. Dr. Peter & Ruth Little

10

April 5, 2009

Rtns. Dr. Peter & Ruth Little

117

July 3, 2009

PP Sarita

1

September 30, 2009

Rtn. Virginie (RCBS) 

11

December 5, 2009

Rtns. Dr. Peter & Ruth Little

48

January 12, 2010 

Pondok Baca

18

January 25, 2010

Rtns. Dr. Peter & Ruth Little

52

January 28, 2010

Pondok Baca 

91

March 9, 2010

Pondok Baca

24

   

RC of Bali Seminyak

 

2,021

Pondok Baca

 

1,233

Personal Donations

 

513

   

Total as of May 26, 2010

 

3,767

 

 

 

 

 

Last updated – 1 June 2010