Lovely pashmina's and other Indonesian products at Zilpa's exhibition and sale

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On coming November 21, 22 and 23 Zilpa's house will be open again to welcome visitors for her
autumn exhibition and sale of necklaces. The unique necklaces are Zilpa's own design and made with beads from antique stone, glass, amber, brass, silver and gold, collected in the Far and Middle East, Africa and South America.

Java Village will also be there with a stall with lovely pashmina's and other Indonesian products.

Opening times: Thursday 21 November 10am-7.30 pm; Friday 22 November 10 am-7.30 pm; Saturday 23 November 10.30 am-5 pm. Address: Wassenaarseweg 98, 2596 CZ, The Hague.

Ten new SaS students selected

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The new SaS students (front row) with their parents. Left in the back row Titi, our local fieldworker

This school year ten students, all girls this time, have been selected by Java Village to receive support through its Sponsor a Student programme. With this support the students can attend the SMP (junior high school) which is not in the village. Attending the SMP involves all kinds of additional costs (as costs for school books, uniforms, transportation) which are hard to bear by the poor families in the village.

SaS is made possible by our generous sponsors who donate €12,50 per month or €150 per year to make it possible for students to continue their education after completing primary school. New sponsors are very welcome! Please go to our website for further details. Click here

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Riana a SaS student from 2009-2012, became a bachelor in business administration in September 2019. He graduated at the Mohammadiyah University (UMMI) in Sukabumi. After completing SMP with support of SaS, Riana completed SMA (senior high school) and now the University which he could attend thanks to a scholarship. He was able to cover the costs of his additional education with great resourcefulness, combining his study with all kind of odd jobs. That wasn't easy for him, but he succeeded. Riana is also one of the initiators of the learning centre in the village.

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Of course Riana had to celebrate his graduation 'out of town', in one of the tea gardens surrounding the village. Riana now has a teaching job at a high school in Sukabumi. His wish is to complete his business education at the Erasmus University in Rotterdam. Let's hope his wish will come true.

The Maria Peters School Grant

The Maria Peters School Grant has recently been founded to make it possible for selected SaS students to continue their education after completing SMP (junior high school) with very good results. The scholarship has been made possible by the Peters Family in commemoration of Maria Peters, who was among the first supporters of Java Village, and very sadly passed away in 2016. Java Village is very honoured by this initiative. We will publish more extensive information on our website about this fund and how it can be supported. We will also share more about this very special initiative in a coming Newsletter.

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 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 just 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 and the village of Cisarua.

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 will 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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