Building a library in Bungaya village Bali

Your title/position Project Initiater & Manager
Type of Enterprise other
Year the ngo or company was founded 2014
Website puspadi bali
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Explain your project in details:

Building a library in Bungaya village Bali. 15 year old Bali teenager Tyas Latra and I (a 16 year old Australian teenager) became friends when I lived in Bali. Tyas loves books and is a student leader. At this time the Indonesian Government mandated that Indonesian children must read for at least 15 minutes a day because their reading skills were not very good. But it is hard for children growing up in a remote village to get access to books for reading so Tyas and I started a project to fund raise to build a library in her village Bungaya. We have been very lucky to get the support of numerous adults, organisations and other teenagers including Librarian Graeme Smith & the students from Immanuel Lutheran College and Mt Creek High School and Rotaract on the Sunshine Coast Queensland where I live. In Bali we have been supported by teenagers from Bali Island School, the Australian Government and Bali International Womens Association. And I have used my business to fund raise and made and sold lots of fairy houses. My little make believe buildings are helping to build a real building, a library in Bungaya village Bali. The library is also a small community centre that includes a bathroom, kitchen and open meeting hall, a Bale. Community education events will be run in the Bale. It will be one of the few buildings in Bali that is fully accessible for persons with disabilities. The library construction and management will be with one of Balis leading NGOs Puspadi Bali who work with people with physical disabilities and run Balis wheelchair program and make artificial legs.

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Impact of your enterprise on sustainable development

The library has been designed by Journeyman International architects to have a small footprint on the local environment. The library will help to improve the social wellbeing of all 4000 people who live in Bungaya village as it is not just a library but a small community centre. It has the open Bali meeting hall, known as a Bale, where community meetings, education sessions and community activities such as Balinese dancing classes, a very important part of Bali culture, will be held. The library will also contribute to the economic development of the area as by making books available for children and families, it will help to improve the reading skills of children, so they will get a better education, especially girls and then go on to get better jobs and help to lift their families out of poverty.

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Sustainability and future plans

With the library construction almost finished, now Tyas and I are looking for organisations who would like to help us provide the books for the library. And, I will keep making lots of fairy houses to fund raise. We have been able to gain most of the English books we need but now we need Indonesian books, especially early readers for children, to help develop their reading skills. The library will hold between 2000 and 4000 books depending on the thickness of the books. To enthuse the children and encourage a love of reading, a program of weekly regular visits by the local schools will be set up. Also poetry reading competitions and spelling competitions will be held at the library. Many different community education programs will be held in the Bale at the library complex and as an example, will include sessions on topics such as recycling because rubbish is a big problem in Bali and on identifying symptoms of diabetes. Diabetes is a very fast growing problem in Bali and within 5 years of being diagnosed with diabetes, people have their first amputation, usually part of their leg. So even though Tyas and I have listed just 2 of the UNs Sustainable Development Goals relating to reading and education, our library complex will address many more of the SDGs. And we are very proud that as 2 young teenage girls we have been able to work together to build the bridge of friendship between our countries and to potentially change the lives of over 4000 people.

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Your profile as an entrepreneur

When I was 12 my teacher called my mum in for a meeting. My reading and writing was below the national average and the teacher said mum needed to encourage me to write more. So as a start mum encouraged me to write out all the designs for the fairy houses I was makeing. It turned out there were no childrens craft books teaching children how to make fairy houses so a publisher actually wanted to publish my book and so at 12 years of age I became a published author. After this I started to do a free fairy house class in a local library every school holidays to thank the libraries for stocking my book and from this parents started asking me to come to their houses to do a fairy house birthday party for their child. And so at 13, I became a small business owner. When I lived in Bali for 2 years I used my business as a social enterprise to raise money to help the Balinese people and also the street dogs and cats of Bali. And I became friends with Tyas and so our project to build a library in her village Bungaya came about. It was a fit with me because I already had an established relationship with libraries in Australia who stocked my book.

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Comments

September 1, 2017 04:50

Dear Resiliant Entrepreneur,

It's the end of the competition, I want to urge you to not leave this community without the contact (email especially) of as many other entrepreneurs on this platform. You never can tell what your further conversations may produce.

It's the power of networking and leverage I'm talking about...
Here's my email [email protected] looking forward to hearing from you.

Regards
Seth

August 31, 2017 23:44

Bye fellow entrepreneur:
As I say good buy, I must say it has been an astounding time reading so many great entries.
I went through the details of your idea and was indeed very impressed. Would you be kind enough to please explain to me as how you got this idea? Equally importantly, who were (are) the people who inspired you for you to come up with this idea.
Take care and all the very best!
Shuhra

August 31, 2017 22:30

Hello fellow passenger,

You might have heard the famous song "What I've done" by Linkin park. The lyrics have been beautifully carved by the late singer Chester Bennington. The song covers the ways in which our so called development has helped only a handful of the upper society members, whereas people are still living in poverty.

We have a great platform here which is urging super brains from around the world to come together and collaborate with their ideas and help make this world a better place to live in. You have been a part of this community and I congratulate you on your effort that you have put in.

Thanks once again and all the best for the future
Regards,
Team GreenSpace

August 31, 2017 21:56

Hello my fellow traveler, How are you feeling as our road ends temporarily?
I have just seen your entry and have been thoroughly impressed by it. Will you be willing to collaborate incase you want to set it up on ground?
I would like to be in touch with you,
Cheers from Kabul.
Shuhra

August 31, 2017 20:57

Comrades,
In this fight for a sustainable future, what we need is innovation; something which is not necessarily new, but which makes us look at things from a different angle.

I believe this is one of the major motives of this community which we are a part of. Taking one step together hand in hand towards our goal is the only way we can achieve it.

So I wish you the very best in this endeavour of yours and hope to see you together in the new tomorrow

Regards,
Team GreenSpace

August 31, 2017 18:49

Yes, it was a wonderful journey !
a. Reading them gives me good bumps. Will you be able to give me some more details about your proposal?
b. Also, please go through my IDEA called EDU-CELL and if you like it, please vote.
c. This is what I could think when I saw your proposal. Truly inspirational and positive initiative from your side that is sending ripples amongst my friends and relatives. If you think it will be applicable in Afghanistan, please send me the details.
Thank You !
Truly, Shuhra K, Afghanistan

August 31, 2017 18:05

I SEND MY THANK YOU FROM KABUL!
WHAT A JOURNEY AND WHAT A PROPOSALTHE SIMPLICITY OF YOUR IDEA WAS JUST TOO GOOD. WHAT ABOUT YOU? HAVE YOU BEEN ABLE TO SEE MY PROPOSAL? IT IS CALLED EDU-CELL TO HELP THE SCHOOL EDUCATION IN AFGHANISTAN. INTERESTED? CLICK AND DOUBLE CLICK!!
SIGNIING OFF, SHUHRA

August 31, 2017 17:36

Thank You my dear!
Three thoughts come to my mind as we end:
(a) Will we be in touch?
(b) It is a small and beautiful world
(c) All the best
Bye for now!
S. Koofi, Kabul

August 31, 2017 16:55

THANK YOU!
THANK YOU FOR READING MY PROPOSAL. I HAVE READ AND EVALUATED YOUR INITIATIVE AND I CANNOT BUT HELP GIVING IT MY HIGHEST COMPLIMENTS. HOW DID YOU MANAGE TO THINK OF SUCH A WONDERFUL IDEA, I WONDER?
ONCE GAIN A BIG THANK YOU FROM MY SIDE.
SK

August 31, 2017 03:40

Hello,

This entrepreneurship-campus platform has been amazing it has enabled us to see all the enthusiasts and to share our passion and experiences to learn from each other. Good luck with your work and wishing you all the success on your journey. Please try to keep in touch; this is important to me as I find this inspirational.

I appreciate all your votes, valuable feedback, advice, and suggestions. For me it has helped me to improve my ideas and also helps me to win and learn from the ideas that you have given me.

Best of Luck! And keep it up

Kindest regards

August 31, 2017 00:23

What a proposal! I am truly amazed.
So many good thoughts including yours. Reading them gives me good bumps. Will you be able to give me some more details about your proposal? And on a different note, wont it be great if you have a quick glance at my IDEA called EDU CELL.
Take care!
Shuhra (Kabul) !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

August 30, 2017 22:25

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Greetings from Afghanistan!
Awesone. Fantastic. Relevant. These are the three words that came to my mind when I read your proposal. Congratulations. If you get a moment, would you be kind enough to read my proposal (IDEAS) called EDU-CELL from Afghanistan? And if you do manage to read it, would you be kind enough to vote if you like the IDEA? And if I am not asking too much, please forward the link to your friends and family.
Thanks in anticipation!
Shuhra K

August 30, 2017 21:35

Hiii!!!!!!!
As we are in to the last day of the competition, I am taking this opportunity to thank you for your valuable comments, votes and suggestions. Your project is very much interesting and helpful and I wish you would be there in the finals. I am concluding by this words-
"Often the difference between a successful person and a failure is not one has better abilities or ideas, but the courage that one has to bet on ones ideas, to take a calculated risk and to act".
I am wishing you to be a successful person.

REGARDS
AJITH MATHEW
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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August 30, 2017 21:13

Hello fellow traveler!
I must say that I found your idea truly inspiring. I would like to know more about it? Do you think you can give me more details about your proposal so I can understand it more and give ffedbakc as well as evaluate if it can be done in my country?
I would also like to request you to please my IDEA called EDU-CELL. DO you think it is relevant in your country. If yes, let me know. I can even help in establishing it in your place during the course of this year!
Have a great day
SHUHRA

August 30, 2017 20:38

Hello my friend,
May I entreat you to read my entry EDU CELL. I have read your and must say it is fantastic. How did you come up with the idea, I wonder? Who helped you?
Bye for now,
Shuhra.

August 30, 2017 19:46

What a proposal! I am truly amazed.
So many good thoughts including yours. Reading them gives me good bumps. Will you be able to give me some more details about your proposal? And on a different note, wont it be great if you have a quick glance at my IDEA called EDU CELL.
Take care!
Shuhra (Kabul)

August 30, 2017 14:59

Dear Fellow participant,

You have done well thus far. Only few people will venture relentlessly into the things in which their instincts proposes because sometimes the goal appears too crazy to achieve, so they just retreat.

Actually, someone has said that "The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do."

You may have seen this before but I want to remind you that it's true, only those who are "crazy enough" eventually get results.

Congratulations for been "crazy enough" (seeing beyond normal and following your dreams despite the odds)...

Best wishes,
Seth

Also,

Remember it's not over until it's over.
It may be just a few days to the end of the competition but it's not the end of your dreams
There's still a lot you can achieve.
Stay focused.

Regards

August 30, 2017 14:56

Dear Fellow participant,

You have done well thus far. Only few people will venture relentlessly into the things in which their instincts proposes because sometimes the goal appears too crazy to achieve, so they just retreat.

Actually, someone has said that "The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do."

You may have seen this before but I want to remind you that it's true, only those who are "crazy enough" eventually get results.

Congratulations for been "crazy enough" (seeing beyond normal and following your dreams despite the odds)...

Best wishes,
Seth

Also,

Remember it's not over until it's over.
It may be just a few days to the end of the competition but it's not the end of your dreams
There's still a lot you can achieve.
Stay focused.

Regards

August 29, 2017 16:14

Hello everyone,

Now we are reaching the end of the competition. I want to thank everyone who have been voting and commenting on my ideas and interest in helping support GU.

As all of you said, a visual universal language is needed for this continuously developing society. I am trying my best to launch my Gadaa Universe with the help of you and your constructive comments. We will do whatever it takes to exceed your expectations.

Best of Luck! And keep it up

Kind regards

August 28, 2017 21:28

Congratulations!!!!!!!
Without change there is no innovation, creativity, or incentive for improvement. Those who initiate change will have a better opportunity to manage the change that is inevitable. So change this world with your idea.
Wishing you all the success and hope you will be there in the finals.

BEST OF LUCK

AJITH MATHEW

August 28, 2017 20:15

Hello,
Being a part of India's well-known Entrepreneurship Cell of the most prestigious engineering college in India, I have interacted with many startup enthusiasts, have got to know how they think and what are some qualities that set them apart from the ones who are not able to see their idea through. Reading through your idea, I have realised that your idea has that spark which can help it become a successful venture. Coupled with its aim to help the society achieve its goals sustainably, your idea can be something quite helpful for the same.

But before it's implementation, you need to do a "premortem" check on how it can fail. This would prepare you for any uncalled-for circumstances and help you prepare for them accordingly.

Lastly, I would like you to have a look at our idea, GreenSpace, and share your views about the same.

Regards,
Team GreenSpace.

August 28, 2017 16:09

Greetings my Colleague ,

Thank you for participating in that great event , it was a great nice Journey , but the best thing of it is meeting good friends like you , I hope every one of you achieve his dreams.
thanks again & best wishes for you.

Ahmed

August 28, 2017 12:13

Hello My Friend!

Thank you for being here all this while. Your dreams are valid and your project is very viable. Keep thriving and best will keep coming your way.

Best of Luck.

August 27, 2017 17:53

Hello dear members of the entrepreneurship community,

I hope you will join us too and learn the GU universal communication system and the Gadaa system practices when the platform and the system implementations are complete and fully ready for use. This work is still under development. I will let you know once it is finished.

Please keep your constructive comments. Your feedback is important! Many thanks to all contributors!

Thank you for supporting GU project. We will notify you as soon as the platform is live.

Best of Luck!

August 26, 2017 21:14

Dear Champion,

It takes just one idea/project to transform the world. As you keep working hard towards your dreams and to add your quota in the improvement of the world, I wish you the best of luck.

Remain Lifted!

August 26, 2017 20:56

Hello,

To all the people who are asking how to join once the GU platform goes live, all you need to do is to create a free account. Please keep an eye out on the website and my social media pages at: http://gadaauniverse.com/

Kind regards

August 26, 2017 18:03

Hello Great Mind!

Thank you for your support to AfricEnergy so far. I appreciate your kind words, positive remarks and contribution on my idea. As you continue to progress in your quest for the improvement of the World, I wish you success and breakthrough.

Best of luck!

August 26, 2017 01:04

Dear Samara,

The TRUTH is, your community will not just benefit from such an amazing initiative of yours but that you will forever be remembered for this great change and transformation you'll cause.

Keep up the spirit because it's adorable.
Your kind is scarce, so hard to find around, you're indeed a great leader!
Wish you all the best world changer.

Kindest regards
Thomas Seth
CISTEM

August 25, 2017 05:11

Dear community member,

As the competition deadline is approaching near, we would like some feedback regarding our idea, some ways by which we can tweak it and make it a little better and ready for future execution.
(follow this link https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/12/5961/comments)

Please vote and support our idea.

Thank you in advance.
Team GreenSpace

August 23, 2017 18:32

Hi,
After going through your project, I firmly believe that with good management and excellent execution, this project will help the society grow in a sustainable manner. This would have various positive effects on the environment and also the society in general.

I wish you the best for the same.

I would really appreciate if you could go through my idea as well(follow this link https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org Our idea deals with covering an otherwise unused rooftop of a building with green plants and using that space for a multitude of activities.

Thank you
Team GreenSpace

August 23, 2017 11:55

Hi,
Thank you if you have already commented my idea Path To Knowledge. If not, I invite you kindly to do it at: https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/12/5633/ I would really appreciate your opinion.
Best regards,
Andrei

August 23, 2017 11:03

Hi Samara,
Your project is very much appreciable. People like you are a blessing to the modern world because you are utilizing your skill to help the common people. Keep this spirit throughout your life. The will to do varitiies in life opens up the door of opportunities. So keep this positive attitude always .
I wish you all the success for this competition and also please vote and comment on my project AUTOMATIC COCOA BEAN SEPARATING MACHINE.

August 23, 2017 09:01

An Awesome Day to You, Dear Campus Colleague,

Cheeking through your Project and seeing it progress in this competition leaves me motivated and inspired that with us, our planet will become better and flourish in goodness and development desired by every human being with dreams and aspirations. To keep you moving and staying on in face of challenges as growing Entrepreneurs, it is my pleasure to share this link with you, "7 MOVIES Every Entrepreneur Should Watch", copy and paste this link to view; youtube.com/watch?v=s3x-_yRRUrk

All the best to you in you Idea!

Cheers
Anita Mbah.

August 22, 2017 22:31

You may enjoy this article on "How to Segment a Market" for your project/business: copy ad paste this address into your browser: wikihow.com/Segment-a-Market

Best of Luck!

August 22, 2017 21:26

Greetings, Dear Entrepreneurial Colleague

We are few steps to the announcement day. I want to use this medium to appreciate your effort, progress so far and support to my idea. Never relent, keep pushing and I wish you success, all the way.

You may enjoy this article on "How to Segment a Market" for your project/business: http://www.wikihow.com/Segment-a-Market

Best of Luck!

August 22, 2017 21:15

Hi Samara
I hope you're making good progress whether this competition is on progress or not, this project should make more progress to its full extension. Congulatulation for the efforts you're making on it.
Best of luck!
https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/12/5816/

August 22, 2017 20:31

Dear Samara
I hope you're making good progress, whether this competition is on progress or not this project should make more progress to its full extension. Congulatulation for the efforts you're making.
Best of luck!

August 21, 2017 10:42

Thank you Great Mind

Having you around is very encouraging and wonderful. I wish you success on your journey and you should always expect the best coming your way.

You may like to see my idea, AfricEnergy, for comments and support.

Cheers.

August 21, 2017 05:22

Hi Samara,
I like your approach that you are doing something for the people.
I invite you to please read my idea" Edu-Cell" and give some suggestions on my idea if any ?
Community effort is always welcome.
Thanks for reading my request!
THANKS IN ADVANCE FOR PUTTING THE EFFORT IN ANSWERING.
If you like it Please also VOTE.

August 21, 2017 04:58

Dear Samara
You have a very interesting and life changing project as it will bring bright future and positive impact towards quality education access. Congulatulation for the effort you're putting on this project.
Never give up
I support your project
Best of luck!

August 20, 2017 15:08

Hello,

I invite you kindly to please read and give some suggestions or comment my idea GadaaUniverse[GU]-Gadaa Universal Communication System and GU-Fair.

Thanks in advance for your vote and comment. I really appreciate your contribution and would be glad to hear your advice and opinion.

Good luck with your project!

Kind regards,

Firanbek Robele

August 20, 2017 06:34

Hii,

your project is a very impressive and it will surely be beneficial for all the people..
It looks promising.
Congratulations for all your efforts that you have put into your project.
Good luck
Regards

August 20, 2017 06:34

Hii,

your project is a very impressive and it will surely be beneficial for all the people..
It looks promising.
Congratulations for all your efforts that you have put into your project.
Good luck
Regards

August 19, 2017 10:53

Hello,
I invite you kindly to comment my idea Path To Knowledge. I would be glad to hear your advice. I have written this message after I commented almost all ideas and projects and probably yours too. I am deeply sorry if this message bothered you, but everyone on this platform wants to go to the finals with his/her idea and makes all it is possible to get there. Maybe not all the actions are fair. Some participants copy the same meaningless message and paste it to all ideas. I just do marketing. Again, I am sorry if this message disturbed you.
Kindest regards,
Andrei

August 19, 2017 04:05

Hello!

Your project is quite interesting and impressive, as it tends to promote quality and equitable education.
Congratulations for your efforts.

I wish you success and you may stop by on my idea to add your contribution.

Best of luck!

August 11, 2017 13:07

Your initiative is awesome and I am really happy to see how much care you have to that remote village. Life stories are most of the times the engine of a successful business. I hope your library will be as well.
Best regards,
Andrei

August 11, 2017 05:49

Great Project. I want to invite you to vote for my project and comment if you want it.
Thanks and good luck

https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/14/7257/

Prathvi

July 1, 2017 16:24

Hi Samara,
I like your approach that you are doing something for the people. I wish very soon you got a big library in that area. The village people interest in reading or writing is less so you can give them small tution classes,a basic start that when the library will established they can read the books by their own.

June 25, 2017 07:55

Really awesome. Keep it up. Your project will change many life's. We do not have library in are villages. I am also working on idea to help children but differently.

Good luck
Regards

June 17, 2017 11:44

Thank you for your nice words. To answer your question, Tyas and I have done the fund raising for the library and Tyas has started an Interact group in Bali, which is a teenage group for Rotary. They will most likely do some fund raising for the library on an ongoing basis. But once our fund raising is completely finished and the library has books, then the whole project will be managed by one of Bali's leading NGO's, Puspadi Bali. Puspadi work with persons with physical disabilities and run Bali's wheelchair program and also make artificial legs. They do a lot more than this, helping to get children with disabilities into school and adults into the workforce and advocate for equal rights for persons with disabilities. They have a very wide network so will not have any problems finding people who would like to support this project in the future. I will also stay involved over the years using my fairy house business to continue to help with funding, albeit from afar as I am now living back in Australia.

June 17, 2017 09:45

Literally wow! I enjoyed reading your project .. I wish you the best of luck Samara.. but one question
You will be in need of continuous financial support for maintenance and update of books for example. How will you ensure you get this?

June 7, 2017 01:04

Hi Jacmen K
Thank you for your comment.
This is my first big fund raising effort and it was a lot of money that Tyas and I had to raise. We are both still at school and have managed to raise $18,000 Australian. Now we have to raise another $10,000 for the books and it will take us a while. There are lots of villages around Bungaya and a big town Candidasa that people will come from to use the library and community centre because education programs will also be run there. So it is not only for the 4000 people in Bungaya village. I don't know what projects we will do in the future. Maybe something for people with disabilities in Bali because they need lots of help but first we have to get some books. Samara

June 6, 2017 15:19

Hey Samara ,
your project is very usefull , in Brazil i was working in a similar project and nowadays we have a library that help people in precarius situation to learn .This is a good idea .

Congratulations !
Warmest regard with kind love.

June 6, 2017 13:53

Dear Samara,

I am impressed by the way your are providing to a remote village with library to allow children to access books . This will help them develop their reading skills. Keep it up. But I would like to know if you are only building a Library in your friend´s village or are you extending the project to many villages?

Jacmen K, from Cote d´Ivoire