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SPOTLIGHT:  INDONESIA

NEW LITERACY AND EDUCATION PROJECT

Global HelpNet is pleased to announce that it will be sponsoring Phillip and Shelley St. George in Indonesia for the next five years. This is in accordance with Global HelpNet mission and goals.

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Phill & Shelley St. George

Phill & Shelley St. George

Phill has a BA in Business Management and over 40 years developing new businesses, as well as the management, training and supervision of employees. He has been innovative in new business concepts and building teams that work together successfully.

Shelley’s education includes Early Childhood education, Master Trainer Girl Scouts USA and Volunteer Management. She has over 30 years of experience working with children and youth, developing programs in impoverished neighborhoods, refugee housings and Native American reservations.

They will be working with local agencies promoting literacy, and preschool, English and business education. They have ties to Island Literacy Network which supports Cinta Baca Library and several colleges on Java. They have been to Java several times over the last nine years, conducted seminars on storytelling, developing preschools, early child development, volunteering, developing business, team building and working with English Clubs.

Phill’s and Shelley’s work in these areas are purely as retired volunteers, so they will have many needs in order to fulfill Global HelpNet’s objectives. They are in need of a second laptop*, a printer* and will need help with transportation cost once on the ground. Any support, of course, may be tax deductible* but even of more importance is that you will be a part of promoting literacy and education in a part of the world where illiteracy is nearly 40%. Please see the “Lend A Hand – St. George” page if you wish to make a contribution.

*Note: The amount of your charitable contribution of property is generally the fair market value of the property at the time of the contribution. Please consult your tax advisor regarding all contributions.

 

GLOBAL HELPNET

MISSION
To provide aid and relief assistance in the areas of community development and education to those in need both nationally and internationally through collaboration with local communities to empower self-sustainability.

VISION
To make a difference in the lives of those in need by extending a helping hand to those who are reaching out for help.

 

INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS

Indonesia
Overall educational program

* Indonesia – Educational Programs
* Continue to provide teacher-training courses for Indonesian teachers who teach English through the annual TESOL program.
* Develop an intensive TESOL or ESL certification program for Indonesian teachers.
* Scholarship assistance for students and/or teachers for undergraduate and graduate programs

Cinta Baca Library – Bogor (Education)

* Continue to assist in the development of children’s programs
* Continue training of staff to develop and implement children’s programs
* Provide volunteers for specialty programs such as English Day, Cinta Baca English Club, Summer Camp, etc.
* Assist in developing English Resource Center
* Provide books in English – non-fiction, fiction, ESL
* Assist with literacy and tutoring programs
* Provide funding for operational expenses and library books
* Provide scholarship assistance for poor students

Cinta Baca Library – National (Community Development)

* Provide teams of workers to help rebuild schoolrooms in disrepair
* Provide funds to establish Reading Post libraries in villages to develop a love of reading and to promote family reading programs
* Provide funding for books for the Cinta Baca Libraries around Indonesia, including Reading Post libraries
* Help the libraries provide scholarships for local teachers to attend the TESOL teacher-training workshops
* Explore the possibility of providing corporate sponsorship of individual libraries

Water Project

Stormwater harvesting (build water tanks) and wastewater treatment (build septic tanks) in villages of Southern Kalimantan in order to reduce deaths caused by waterborne diseases.

RUSSIA

Living Waters – Mercy House

Provide a place to stay in Armavir for the homeless and especially homeless children.

 

DOMESTIC PROGRAMS

PHOENIX REFUGEES – ESL EDUCATION

Partner with groups in Phoenix to provide ESL education so refugees may learn English, which will enable them to get further education, jobs, and citizenship.