Sponsor a Child’s Education

Help Indonesia’s poorest children work to improve their own lives and communities by gaining an education. After all, all children have the right to an education, don’t they?

Indonesia’s rural communities are amongst the poorest in the world. Many villages lack electricity and running water. Limited access to education prevents many children and their communities from breaking free of the cycle of poverty.

By necessity boys as young as 10 gain employment, with children making up nearly 4 percent of Indonesia’s workforce. Poverty is the main obstacle to education in Indonesia. More than 50 percent of absent children aged 7-18 years old are unable to afford to attend school, and instead work to contribute to the family income.

Education is a major key to sustaining healthy communities and habitats. An education provides children with alternative livelihood opportunities, reducing pressure on natural resources.

Most importantly, education is a fundamental human right, with the Millennium Development Goals aiming to “ensure children everywhere are able to complete a full course of primary schooling” by 2015.

Thanks to the generous support of our members, MantaWatch has been able to provide a number of annual scholarships to primary school children, to cover school fees as well as books, pens and other school supplies.

We are in the process of relaunching our sponsorship program to make it even better. If you would like to find our more, or if you are interested in sponsoring a child’s education, please get in touch.