As some of the remote areas of Indonesia become accessible to tourism, a very real opportunity to bring the benefits of tourism directly to local communities arises.
The MuM foundation is pleased to work in co-operation with the Bali Children Foundation to bring proven English language programs to children in areas that are opening to International visitors.
One such area is the island of Rote in Nusa Tengara Timor. A small island off the coast of Timor , near to Kupang.
Over the past decade surfers have been visiting Rote to experience its waves and simple life style. What started as a destination for hard core Surfers has, as is so often the case, brought development and a fledgling tourist industry to the island. The opportunity to provide jobs and tourist related projects is also growing at a decent pace.
The Bali children Foundation and the MUM foundation
have developed a joint project to introduce the programs that it runs in Bali, to the children of Rote island.
Agreement has been reached with local schools to begin programs during 2019, starting with 450 students in three schools, the intention is to rapidly increase numbers so all children in the tourist catchment area will learn English and associated skills that will allow them to directly benefit from the opportunities that tourism brings to the island.
Indonesian authorities have embraced these programs, the MuM foundations charter and license is specifically granted to encourage this kind of activity. Donations to rapidly encourage the growth of these programs would be gratefully appreciated