School Grounds in 2009

School Grounds in 2009
Future site of the Library

Ron Paul Felt Memorial Library

Ron Paul Felt Memorial Library
Blueprint Perspective
IN MEMORY OF RON PAUL FELT
(1981-2004)

My son, who passed away at the young age of 22, left a legacy of dedication to improving educational opportunities for children in Indonesia. Prior to graduating from Jakarta International School, he and a friend organized a high school club devoted to raising funds to assist children in the neighboring kampung with educational costs. This ongoing fund helps defray costs of uniforms and textbooks, allowing many poor children in Jakarta the chance to attend school where they may otherwise be forced to drop out.

In his honor, our family has chosen to assist the children of the San Isidro Integrated School, to improve their educational environment and to build a new edifice that will house a library and computer lab. Ron Paul valued reading and learning and he loved children. We hope to dedicate the future library to his memory.

PROJECT MISSION

The Heart Felt organization seeks to improve the educational environment for the children of San Isidro in order to prepare them for a better, more meaningful and more purposeful life.


Accomplishments to Date:

In 2009, before our involvement and assistance, San Isidro Integrated School was overcrowded. A Kindergarten and six grades met in 5 classrooms with nearly 40 children in each room. The desks and chairs were rotting and full of splinters. The mostly-English textbooks were old and tattered, many with missing pages. The children had no library or computer resources, and few reading books were available in classrooms.

Since that time, thanks to the support of family and friends and increased local government interest, the school has improved in the following ways:

- SIIS expanded through Grade 11, and the final Grade 12 classroom will be built in 2014

- All of the old desks were replaced

- The children learn from newer, better quality textbooks and, as a result, their National Test Scores are improving

- The students have access to more books to read

- A computer lab is set up

- The playground is vastly improved

- A fresh-water tank is installed

- Improvements are continually being made as needed


GOALS:

#1: To construct the Ron Paul Felt Memorial Library

#2: To provide space for the computer lab in the new library

#3: To continue to gather and ship textbooks, instructional materials and library books to San Isidro

#4: To continue to locally purchase needed classroom materials annually

#5: To maintain an enjoyable playground

#6: To establish Sister-School relationships between San Isidro and US schools and to involve any schools and organizations interested in contributing to the education and welfare of San Isidro students

#7: To help San Isidro teachers improve their English-language teaching skills

#8: To provide assistance as new needs arise



---Classroom Improvements---


Classroom Setting in 2009

Classroom Setting in 2009
Jonber teaching Grades 3 and 4

Old Desks

Old Desks
Rough hewn desks and chairs have been replaced

New Desks

New Desks

Worn Out Textbooks

Worn Out Textbooks
The old textbooks have now been replaced with

New Textbooks

New Textbooks

Sunday, August 22, 2010

GENEROUS DONATIONS!

This past week the North Elementary School in Cedar City, Utah donated an entire reading program, math textbooks and loads of reading books to be shipped to Bohol for the San Isidro school children... 55 boxes in all!


The teachers and custodians pitched in to load the boxes into a U-Haul truck which I drove to Park City last Wednesday.


A Big Thank You to the Cedar City school team for donating books and loading the truck.

Also warm thanks to Sean Stamper of Park City's Mountain Timber Furnishings for unloading and stacking all the boxes into my garage.

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On Friday we received a second truckload from a very generous anonymous donor which gave us 110 boxes of textbooks, encyclopedias, reference books and library books, as well as 20 Dell computers!!

A Big Thank You to Cole Adams and his mom Lori who connected me with the donors.


Special thanks to Cole Adams and Jacob Covey for loading the books and computers onto the rental truck.

Jacob Covey and Cole Adams loading computer monitors

And many thanks to Charles Eaton, his right-hand man Dan, and the Anchor Storage Warehouse for storing the large supply of books and computers while awaiting arrangements to have them shipped to the Philippines.

Charles Eaton, manager of Anchor Storage
provided temporary shelter for donations
prior to shipping.

Dan wrapping book boxes for temporary storage

Forklift moving computers into the warehouse

I'll keep you posted on all progress!



1 comment:

  1. WOW!!!! This is SO EXCITING!!! Look at all the good you are doing! It is amazing to look through all of the posts and pictures and see all of the beautiful, colorful new things these teachers and children now benefit from! Amazing. Great work. You are really making a difference!

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