Seminyak Elementary School Library Project
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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