PEKKA Education and Community Development Fund: NTT and NTB, Indonesia
Project Established: 2015
indigo foundation is excited to partner with Indonesian organisation PEKKA and the World Congress on Family Law and Children’s Rights to support the PEKKA Education and Community Development Fund.
PEKKA was established in 2001 and supports women heads of household in 20 provinces through programs aimed at education, health, access to justice, livelihood and women’s leadership in the community.
PEKKA members are amongst the poorest of the poor with almost half (49%) of PEKKA households represented in the poorest 20% of Indonesian society with an income close to the Indonesian poverty line of Rp 270,000 (AUD27) per person per month. With this income, it is almost impossible for PEKKA heads of household to support their children to continue to senior high school and university.
The PEKKA Education and Community Development Fund aims to establish and develop a sustainable fund to support children in communities where PEKKA works with scholarships to continue their senior high school and university education.
The World Congress on Family Law and Children’s Rights has partnered with indigo foundation and PEKKA to provide seed funding to start the project in NTB for the academic year commencing in 2015.
Working with PEKKA Education Committees the scholarship fund will initially start in NTT and NTB in Indonesia. These provinces have high illiteracy rates, are geographically remote but benefit from strong PEKKA community organisations and capable leadership.
To donate to this important project, please go to indigo foundation’s secure donations page through givenow and in the comment section please indicate that you would like your donation to go to PEKKA.