Bongkud is a relatively large community comprising over 2,000 people spread over two villages. The level of state funding is inadequate for such a large population, resulting in overcrowding, a lack of public resources and relatively high poverty levels.
Although this community already has a small kindergarten, the population of young children is rapidly increasing and the current kindergarten is becoming overcrowded. Kindergartens don’t receive government funding in Borneo, so we have agreed to build them a new purpose-built facility with plenty of space for the growing number of children who wish to attend. Once this is complete, the old kindergarten will be converted into a women’s centre.