A visit to the village

Our chairperson Mies Grijns was recently able to go the village for the first time since the Covid-19 epidemic broke out. Mies will report on her visit, and also about the first three Maria Peters Scholarship girls who are starting their senior secondary school education, in our next Newsletter. Meanwhile, here are some photos of her visit.

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Mies, together with our Indonesian fieldworker Titi, handed over a laptop to members of the forum Cut Nyak Dien that monitors the three saving groups in the village. They were very pleased with it and on video, after much hilarious practising, they expressed their gratitude by saying in Dutch: "Bedankt voor de laptop Java Village" (Thank you for the laptop, Java Village)

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Mies, Titi and Naufal (one of the learning centre initiators) with three classes of SaS students. The schools have been open since May and following lessons has more-or-less returned to normal. Ten new SaS students have been selected for the new school year; we will introduce them to you in our next Newsletter.

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Teaching English to SaS students. These lessons are organised by the learning centre. In the photo on the right you can see the so called kakak pendamping (literary elder brother or sister) and Naufal, who organise the learning centre activities.

A donation for Java Village at a special exhibition in Duinzigt

On September 10 the art gallery Tijd voor Kunst (Time for Art) will hand over a donation to Java Village in the historic building of Duinzigt in Oegstgeest during Open Monuments Day. The gallery is hosting the art exhibition 10 x10 Small Art there until September 30, with the entrance fees of the artists being donated to Java Village. During the day there will be lots of activities at Duinzigt, marking the tenth anniversary of the gallery.
Location Duinzigt, Rhijngeesterweg 40d, 2341 BV Oegstgeest.
More information at:
www.galerietijdvoorkunst.nl and www.duinzigt-ondernemen.nl

Java Village very pleased with the proceeds of the World Fair in Leiden

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Despite the bad weather -lots of rain and wind- on June 6 during the World Fair at the Museum Volkenkunde (Museum of Ethnology) in Leiden, the delicious Indonesian food made by Silvy, Ary and their team was greatly enjoyed by the many people who visited the Java Village stall, resulting in nearly 1400 Euro being raised! It will be allocated to our SaS project. Java Village is extremely pleased with this result and would like to thank all the volunteers for their very enthusiastic input on that not so summery day.

Become a SaS Sponsor!

Please do not forget our Sponsor a Student project. This ongoing project supports young pupils so that they can continue their education after primary school. The village doesn't have a secondary school and many families cannot afford the cost of going to a school outside the village. The Sponsor a Student project helps these families. Since the beginning of the project in 2008 Java Village has already helped 130 pupils to go to a junior high school. You can support a student by donating €12,50 per month or €150 per year. Please go to our website for additional information about how you can become a SaS sponsor.

Support us by buying books through YouBeDo

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Buy your online books via YouBeDo! You pay the same price as elsewhere but up to 12% of your purchase will go to Java Village (if you choose us as your charity.) Click here for a direct link to our page on the website of YouBeDo.

Don't forget us when you are doing your online shopping!

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Shop online at your favourite stores via DoelShop.nl (in the Netherlands) or at ShopDonation (in the UK) and they will donate a percentage to Java Village! This is an easy way to support us, without any extra costs for you, making your online shopping even more enjoyable.
For details of how to shop and donate, please go to our website or use the links above.

Donations to Java Village are tax deductible


The Java Village Foundation has been acknowledged as an Algemeen Nut Beogende Instelling, ANBI (institution serving public interest) by the Dutch tax authorities. This gives the opportunity to donate with fiscal benefits or leave assets to Java Village. Your donations to our foundation are tax deductible in the Netherlands. We explain how you can make use of this option on our website. Please click here.

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Up-to-date news about Java Village is posted on our Facebook page. Visit it to find the latest information, photos of our projects and more that is happening in Java Village.

Friend of Java Village

With a minimum of € 5 a month or € 60 a year you can become a ‘Friend of Java Village’. With your support, we can guarantee and continue running existing projects and initiate new ones. Once a year, Java Village plans to organise a social event, exclusively for all Friends and Sponsors of Java Village, where you can meet your fellow supporters of Java Village and enjoy Indonesian snacks. The Board will update attendees on ongoing projects and on new ones that are planned.

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