Higher Education


Help Students in Indonesia Break the Cycle of Poverty with Post-Secondary Education.

THIS PROJECT WILL HELP: Nine youths from Yogyakarta, Indonesia

When you ask children what they would like to be when they grow up, you’ll hear a wide range of answers. One child might want to be a farmer or a nurse, while another will want to be an electrical engineer or a fashion designer. For nine Compassion children growing up in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, their dreams for the future are just as diverse. Unfortunately, their ability to pursue those dreams is far from certain.

These students have hope for a future free from poverty and economic uncertainty. With their dedication, enthusiasm for learning and their academic performance, along with their spiritual maturity, these youths have proven they deserve to pursue their post-secondary education dreams. Postsecondary education would allow each of them to find work that matches their skills, interests and abilities. A degree or diploma would equip these young people with the skills and education they need to find steady, gainful employment.

However, for children raised in poverty, the cost of a college or university education is not affordable. Many of the parents of Compassion children in this region are day labourers. Earning roughly $53 a month, they struggle to meet their families’ daily needs. Tuition and course fees for a diploma or undergraduate degree are beyond reach. Without assistance, these children will have to abandon their hopes for higher education.

You can help these nine deserving young people. By helping them go to college and university, you will be giving them the priceless gift of education. From mathematics, accounting and engineering to psychology, hospitality and multimedia, students have carefully selected courses of study that fit their personalities. With a post-secondary education, these young people will be able to pursue careers in stable, well-paid jobs and provide financial security for their families and their futures.

Give nine youths in Indonesia the opportunity to continue their studies and build a better future.

No less than 80 per cent of your donation will be used for program activities and a maximum of 20 per cent for fundraising and administration. If we exceed our funding goal for the initiative shown, the remaining funds will be used to fund other programs where the need is greatest.