11/04/2006: "OUR SECOND MATCHING GRANT HAS BEEN APPROVED"
Thank you to All for your support in many ways . It was quite a pleasant surprised for me and my family to received a recognation for our activities as " Rotarian of The Year ". Friends said that we have delivered some result for the activities that we have been doing it for the last 6 years. May be a litle tiny one but the fact is that there are so many things to do for a long time if we want to help out the orphans at our orphanage and the children around us into a better living condition. Anyway I am receivng the award on your behalf with a hope that we will be able to do better in the future.
A good news was given to me that my second proposal to The Rotary Foundation HQ in Chicago about helping to furnish a library ( named Bolelebo library) has been approved. It was a realy happy moment for me as we will be able to buy so many things to fill up our newly built library. The Rotary Foundation has given me one year to execute the plan that I made earlier. With your help I hope that we can do it in 4 months at the most. To buy books for the library is not too difficult but the maintain it , to install book covers for each book , to stamp each book etc is not that simple . It is time consuming and we must be able to choose good books according to the targeted people will be quite hard to do. A good news also received this afternoon which originated from Seatle. The Trickey family ( Ron and Nanik) told me that she will ask their friends to send us some books from Surabaya. Praise The Lord. By having more books we will be able to give more choices to the villagers to read according to what their interests and what they need .For a Matching Grant Usually the approval will be given at least after some 6 week from the time we are requesting a Matching Grant but to our proposal we are getting the aproval in only some 10 days after we submitted the application to The Rotary Foundation.