Since 2010, XSProject has been supporting the educational needs of trash picker’s children. Our Pre-Grade 1 classroom is located at the Cirendeu garbage dump in Jakarta and administered by Miss Vicky, an Early Childhood Development professional. She follows the Indonesian curriculum for kindergarten students.
The children then attend 1st through 12th Grade in the Indonesian public-school system. XSProject pays for uniforms, shoes, books, backpacks, school supplies and in some cases, transportation for up to three students per trash picker family. All vaccinations, medical, dental and vision are also covered each school year. We believe that by assimilating children from trash picker families with students from a variety of economic backgrounds, they become aware of opportunities they wouldn’t otherwise know about.
When students graduate from high school, XSProject prepares them for entering the job market. The XSCollege Scholarship Fund supports the most dedicated students from the trash picker community who desire to obtain a college degree in a medical sciences or STEM field. Currently our greatest need is funding the XSCollege Scholarship Fund.