LIKE FROGS TRAPPED INSIDE A WELL - THE STORY OF WAEREBO KIDS | GRACE FILLED TRAVEL JUNKIE

LIKE FROGS TRAPPED INSIDE A WELL - THE STORY OF WAEREBO KIDS


Waerebo kids in an empty library holding one of the books we brought for them. They listened attentively as I read to them the story of Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs. Even after I was done they flipped through the books over and over again, so engrossed by the window of the world they held in their hands.


One evening, I was showing some kids photos from my gadgets. It was easy to keep them entertained but hard to find pictures they can relate to, as they have never seen any of these photos before, even when these photos include Monas, Candi Borobudur, Raissa, and Cherrybelle.

Going to school takes 4 hours hike which eventually required them to live in a dormitory away from their parents as young as 6 years old.  

Hatta Rajasa donated the library to Waerebo in 2013, yet until now it hasn't been opened since he couldn't find the time to come to Waerebo. The books donated by travelers are lying in such poor condition in Pak Yoseph's house, the coordinator of the library.

The kids lack resources (money, books, teachers, even nutrition) and therefore lack knowledge about the world or even Indonesia itself. 

The right question to be asked isn’t about our ability to help them. It's about our willingness to jump into the well and show them the light.


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