MAKING SCHOOL BETTER SCHOOL RENOVATION OF EFATA BALI DENPASAR, BALI, INDONESIA

Where children live and study has an effect on their lives, therefore this is even more important to help give our school children the best start in life, in terms of good learning environment and academic improvement.

Australia Oikos Care has fully funded the school renovation of Efata Bali School classrooms and facilities recently. When we undertook the Efata Bali school renovation project and upgraded the existing building, we want to ensure it will not only enhance school facilities but also students academic performance.

We believe the completed school renovation has multiple benefits such as better learning environment and atmosphere, increasing students focus and attention, improving students academic results, and good mental health for the teachers and students.

Thank you very much for your generous donation and continued support in making this happen. We can make a big difference.

ALPHA OMEGA SCHOOL STUDENTS STUDYING FROM HOME

It’s exciting and very encouraging to see our Alpha Omega School students in Indonesia diligently and enthusiastically continue studying from home. They are closely monitored by their parents and our teachers during the Covid-19 pandemic stay-at-home regulations.

All our Alpha Omega School teachers are continuously keeping in touch with their parents to make sure that their children are safe, healthy and continuously studying in this extremely challenging time of the pandemic.

We pray that all of our donors, sponsors, partners, volunteers, the management & staff, teachers and students are safe and in good health.

CEO Message April 2020

Dear our valued donors, sponsors, partners and volunteers,

We hope all is well with you wherever you all are at the moment.
Firstly, and most importantly, we would like to let our valued donors, sponsors, partners and volunteers know that we’re thinking about you. We are committed to the health and wellbeing of our community and value the relationships we have with you. It is a very challenging time for us all and it is important that we all stay as healthy and well as we can.

During this time, Australia Oikos Care team have been closely monitoring the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak on a daily basis and following the guidance of the Australian Government announcement to ensure that we all follow through the rules to minimise the spread of this virus. We are taking the coronavirus outbreak seriously and may we take this opportunity to assure you that it’s our top priority to focus on the health, safety and wellbeing of our staff, members, volunteers, and others at the workplace including all of our schools’ management team, staff, teachers and students in Indonesia.

Our team at the Australia Oikos Care office have been following the best practices, including social distancing, video conferencing, telephone and online communication. We truly encourage all of our donors, sponsors, partners and volunteers to do the same to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Over the coming weeks, we will continue to monitor the situation closely. Please take care of yourself and those around you and stay healthy. Thank you so much for your continued donation, sponsorship and support. God bless.

Yours sincerely,

Dharma Sutedja
CEO

A Christmas Message from our CEO

We take this opportunity to appreciate very much all the team, donors, sponsors and volunteers for their dedication, generosity and continued support throughout the year. It has been a wonderful year for Australia Oikos Care Foundation. We are proud to be making a real difference to the lives of our children, teachers, communities and their families in Indonesia.

Australia Oikos Care are proud to have funded our schools towards quality education for children and educational programs for young communities in Indonesia, improving educational care for kids whose parents have very limited financial resources, introducing Paket B (Secondary School) and Paket C (High School) programs for young adults and school leavers and helping those who want to further their studies easier.  

We are also excited about the formation of our new partnerships with some local foundations Yayasan Setia Melayani Sesama (YSMS) Batam and Yayasan Efata Bali (YEB) this year, a joint initiative to expand and grow our schools to reach out, accommodate and facilitate schooling for many more children in Indonesia.

Australia Oikos Care and New Life Foundation Queensland have jointly established and started to provide Paket B (Secondary School) and Paket C (High School) educational programs for young adults to further their studies that will change outcomes and positively impact their continuing efforts to pursue their higher studies. Together, we are continuing to provide funding to implement our school developments over the next three years thanks to the support of people like you.

Our dedicated management team and volunteers and staff have made a very special effort every day of the year, helping our organisation and schools get better and better, making sure all children have access to the best possible education wherever they live and receive the care and support they need.

We would like to thank all the team and our incredible volunteers for their dedication over the last twelve months, working hard to exceed expectations and helping to make the biggest impact possible: Making Life Better and Shaping the Future.

We from AOC would like to express our gratitude to all AOC sponsors who has supported us generously. Together let us alleviate poverty through education.

We wish you all a Merry Christmas and a healthy and successful new year 2020.

Sincerely,

Dharma Sutedja

CEO

CEO Message, 1st November 2019

Making Life Better, Transforming Life and Shaping the Future of Children & Communities.

By God’s grace, it has been a fruitful and exciting year for Australia Oikos Care (AOC) for the entire year of our blessed journey, great efforts and dedication in making AOC grow and prosper.

May we take this wonderful moment to thank all donors, sponsors, partners, teams and volunteers very much for their tremendous support, donation, generosity and kindnesses. It’s the time to recognize the progress and results that we have made this year. It can be a continuing powerful motivator for AOC to think about opportunities to expand and contribute in the years ahead.

Our Alfa Omega Schools in Bantargebang, Marunda, R12 Depok and Batam, as well as 3 other schools that we have given support in Indonesia, have been operating successfully this year.

As we have continued our efforts and work together with our partners in Indonesia to expand our schools, we have recently entered and signed a new partnership with Efata Bali Foundation in October 2019. We will help Efata AOC Bali School renovate and upgrade their school buildings and classrooms in December 2019 as they have 43 students. This has truly marked our continuing best efforts and dedication to geographically expand our schools to other provinces in Indonesia, Making life better, transforming lives and shaping the future of children and communities.

As we started the year, we had 29 teachers and more than 320 students studying and learning at our schools. Today, AOC operates 5 main schools and 3 other schools and has 425 students including Paket A, B & C (Primary to High School) programs, a robust growth of 34% over the start of the year. This achievement would not have been possible without your continued support, donation, sponsorship and generosity as well as all the teams, staff and volunteers involved who have worked tirelessly throughout the year in Indonesia and Australia.

We have been blessed to have dedicated board, management team, staff, teachers and volunteers helping our schools and students to continue to flourish in Indonesia.
We wish our schools in Indonesia great success in their future endeavours. God bless.

TOGETHER WE CAN MAKE A BIG DIFFERENCE AND WE WILL!

Sincerely,
Dharma Sutedja Chief Executive Officer

Official Opening of Alfa Omega School Batam

Official Opening of Alfa Omega School Batam

By the grace of God, we are so delighted to share with you all the joyous moment of the opening of Alfa Omega School Building in Batam and the official launching of the new pre-school program for children on 25th July 2019. This memorable occasion will allow Alfa Omega School Batam to start providing classes and programs and at the same time look to the future of providing the children with continuous quality education and learning process that they truly deserve.

Education is a life-long pursuit for all our young children. The newly renovated building, classrooms and hall of the building block provides new facilities and a much-improved learning environment for boys and girls of Alfa Omega School Batam. We can imagine how excited teachers and students are as they have started the new school.

We are increasingly aware of the interaction between physical spaces and learning environment as well as a learning culture. It is not the building alone but It is the human spirit and good interaction between teachers and students which will make the difference for its future success.

God bless Alfa Omega School Batam.

July 2019 – CEO Message

Transforming Life and Making Life Better!

With deep appreciation and gratitude, we would like to take this opportunity to thank our valued donors, sponsors, partners, stakeholders and volunteers for their continued efforts, financial support, generosity and loyalty in helping and making Australia Oikos Care succeed in its mission to date.

We have been working untiringly and hand-in-hand with all the teams and volunteers involved to achieve our vision, mission and objectives. We have had a fruitful year and our long-term organizational objectives for 2019 through to 2022 have been developed to continue the good health of our organization business. Good online platforms capable of delivering targeted fundraising results are currently operating well. Also, we have teamed up in a partnership and collaboration with New Life Foundation Australia successfully.

AOC through YCARE Indonesia has started a study program called PACE (Program for Able Children and Education) where we have, in addition to Package A (Primary School) program, started Package B (Secondary School) and Package C (High School) programs as well at our school for the years 2019 to 2022. A new pre-school in Batam (Alfa Omega School Batam) has been established and the new school would commence their activities in mid July 2019. As part of our geographical expansion to reach out to many more children in Indonesia, we have identified a potential school project located in Bali. We hope to help funding and partnering with this school in Bali before the end of 2019.

We remain focused on the strategies we have in place to realize our vision. We are passionate and determined to become a game changer in quality education and empowerment to equip and provide ample opportunities to disadvantaged children and young people in Indonesia. Our focus is on creating lasting school initiatives that will impact change 5 and 10 years into the future.

We all look forward to expanding our schools and community development in the years ahead to transforming lives and making life better and shaping the future of children.

Yours sincerely,

Dharma Sutedja
AOC CEO

Australia Oikos Care be part of June Grill’d Applecross Local Matters

Making Life Better Through Education for Disadvantaged Children

In this opportunity we would like to say thank you to Grill’d Applecross that helped us to raise money from the community by donating each of the tokens from their sales. We’ve been chosen by the community in Grill’d Applecross for the month of June, of their Local Matters program they run every month.

We are receiving $300 from Grill’d Applecross Local Matters as a part of their program in helping the community. It’s a great opportunity for Australia Oikos Care (AOC) to spread the word to the community around us, and we hope you can participate in our program to help the disadvantaged children in Indonesia. Our new school in Batam is about to open this July and we are asking for your generous donation to support our new school. Together we are making life better through education.

To support us you can wire transfer your donation to :
Australia Oikos Care, 
Commonwealth Bank Australia, 
Perth, Western Australia 
BSB: 066 163, Account No. 1051 1952

Or you can visit our donation page.


A Significant Milestone of Partnership and Collaboration in First Quarter 2019

By the grace of God, Australia Oikos Care (AOC) has received a significant grant and sponsorship commitment from New Life Foundation Queensland Australia (NLF).  NLF and AOC have mutually agreed to form collaboration and partnership to advance a vision and joint endeavours with multiyear goals to further our Alfa Omega School Marunda Paket A, B and C programs in Indonesia. Our sincere appreciation and a big thank you to NLF for their strong support, grant and generosity.

This is a significant milestone and has truly marked a trust, recognition and commitment placed by NLF on us to implement, execute and coordinate the endeavours hand-in-hand to expand and grow our Alfa Omega School Marunda Paket A, B and C programs for a three year period from July 2019 through to June 2022.

We are strongly committed, determined and passionate to make this happen. We all are planting seeds and investing for the school children’s long-term future growth and success through our school and the quality education we provide. Together we can make a big difference!

An Exciting News of Our Alfa Omega School Batam Indonesia

We trust you all had a good start of the year and that you all are always in the pink of health.

As we enter the second quarter of 2019, we have made good progress and achievement for our schools in Indonesia.

As mentioned on the last CEO Message, we are excited to inform you all that we are going to bless more children and family through education , We have officially signed a partnership agreement with Yayasan Setia Melayani Sesama (YSMS) Batam and Global Development Group Australia to set up our new Alfa Omega School in Batam during the first quarter. AOS Batam has bought school equipment and facilities and started the student registration and admission process in the run up of the upcoming opening of the new school in July. We are hopeful to be able to provide the good learning environment and programs for school children in Batam, Riau Province, Indonesia.