FOUNDATION KEBON SEPATU: A BROADER HORIZON

Providing educational programs for those who, for lack of formal education on Lombok and Sumbawa, are offered access to acquire skills and trainings, through Social-Eco Projects.

Help  us to develop educational projects  by offering equal opportunities to youngsters and adults.

Our Projects

Boat Maintenance & Building Workshop

Organic Homeopathic Garden

Introduction

Since the establishment of Yayasan Kebon Sepatu Indonesia in 2007, the Board of Directors on Java has been committed to ensure the development of educational projects for various segments in society, which never had the opportunity to have formal education. Most vulnerable are the youngest, but also their parents – amongst them single mothers who were abandoned and who had been forced to provide for their dependents –  or families in the lowest income groups.

During the preliminary studies two groups  were in need of support; the vast farmers community, predominantly concerned with staple rice crops, and the fishermen – most of which had not even received the most basic skills of safety measures, like proficiency of swimming.

In setting up various educational/training projects, close cooperation with the local population is mandatory in ensuring success. To check  feasibility, for example of the agricultural project in Ketare (Lombok NTB), farmers were invited to join a multi-crop  training program, provided by the agricultural expert of the Yayasan Kebon Sepatu Indonesia, Mohammad Djaeni. 

Progress on the boat- maintenance and building school – youngsters from 15 to 18 years old – is the main focus of our current visit and will be up and running in September 2019.

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Twenty years ago I returned to my country of origin for the very first time, and only because my mother had requested me to get some earth (tanah) for my father's ashes to be mixed, then at last his spirit would be apeased....

So, in 2004 I experienced this incredibly strong feeling of returning home; not questioning where I was at home, but knowing that I belonged.... I will never forget that sensation when I looked over the paddy fields in Sukabumi, the place of birth of my father and meeting up with some wonderful people, who I call my mirror images.

It was there that the idea of setting up a foundation for those, who were underprivileged because of the choices their parents had made for them, and circumstances that were not under their locus of control, that I felt convinced that at some stage in your life - when you realise how fortunate you have been to have been able to go to school, university and better yourself by means of a professional career - it is time to return some of that great fortune to others, who never had that opportunity; that was the ground principle of Yayasan Kebon Sepatu.....

Twenty years onward, and we had to say goodbye to some incredibly kind and wonderful contributers in terms of sharing their time and expertise for the welfare of our foundation; Irawansyah Tasriff, Mohammad Djaeni are no longer with us. Strong friendships have evolved like the one I cherish with Karen Tambayong the first President of the YKS, the first secretary Jos Vogelpoel; I will be eternally grateful for their unwavering support and kindness... In the end all efforts and successes are marked by the teamspirit of our foundation.

Sukabumi has always been a very special place in my heart and during my stay with Karen, we visited the beautiful surroundings as a celebration and love for nature and joined the group after her meeting, I also visited my dearly beloved Daance, who was also one of the first members of the West Java branch!
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Twenty years ago I returned to my country of origin for the very first time, and only because my mother had requested me to get some earth (tanah) for my fathers ashes to be mixed, then at last his spirit would be apeased.... 

So, in 2004 I experienced this incredibly strong feeling of returning home; not questioning where I was at home, but knowing that I belonged.... I will never forget that sensation when I looked over the paddy fields in Sukabumi, the place of birth of my father and meeting up with some wonderful people, who I call my mirror images.

It was there that the idea of setting up a foundation for those, who were underprivileged because of the choices their parents had made for them, and circumstances that were not under their locus of control, that I felt convinced that at some stage in your life - when you realise how fortunate you have been to have been able to go to school, university and better yourself by means of a professional career - it is time to return some of that great fortune to others, who never had that opportunity; that was the ground principle of Yayasan Kebon Sepatu.....

Twenty years onward, and we had to say goodbye to some incredibly kind and wonderful contributers in terms of sharing their time and expertise for the welfare of our foundation; Irawansyah Tasriff, Mohammad Djaeni are no longer with us. Strong friendships have evolved like the one I cherish with Karen Tambayong the first President of the YKS, the first secretary Jos Vogelpoel; I will be eternally grateful for their unwavering support and kindness... In the end all efforts and successes are marked by the teamspirit of our foundation.

Sukabumi has always been a very special place in my heart and during my stay with Karen, we visited the beautiful surroundings as a celebration and love for nature and joined  the group after her meeting, I also visited my dearly beloved Daance, who was also one of the first members of the West Java branch!

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Ik weet nog goed Akke hoe je me vertelde over je eerste bezoek en wat het met je deed. Thuiskomen was het voor je.

Being on Lombok also gives the opportunity for meeting up with friends and extend the professional network do some "brainstorming" sessions 🙂 , as well as having some great fun with my wonderful kids <3 ... See MoreSee Less

Being on Lombok also gives the opportunity for meeting up with friends and extend the professional network do some brainstorming sessions :-) , as well as having some great fun with my wonderful kids

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Prachtig Akke

Contact Us

Yayasan Kebon Sepatu

E-mal:
foundationkebonsepatu@yahoo.com

Tel NL: +31 (0)6 407 50484
Tel IND: +62 817 7526 6641

Yayasan Kebon Sepatu (Indonesia)

HQ: Jakarta Pusat

Project Office
Office Location: Bale Pelange, F4-no. 12, Sandik, Batu Layar, Lombok Barat NTB – Indonesia