" Whoever is kind to the poor lends to the Lord,
and he will reward them for what they have done." Proverbs 19:17
The Indonesian Government requires children to undergo six years of primary and three years of secondary education, while preschool education, such as Playgroup or kindergarten, is voluntary and not coercive, provided the child enrolled in the school must be three years old or older.
The government-run public sector schools are relatively low compared to the private. The Education Bureau forces every student to attend religious classes. They can choose to study Islam, Christianity, Buddhism, or others, but because Islam dominates the entire education system, most students are encouraged by teachers and principals to choose Islamic beliefs.
As the world economy relies on English as the primary communication language, many schools want to improve students' English ability. Still, they need help finding Islamic teachers who can speak good English. Therefore, Christians generally good at English can enter the school to teach. However, Muslim principals and staff will always keep close eyes on those teachers and regularly give high measurements and additional policies to prevent Christian teachers from performing.
The best way for children to enjoy the free environment to know and worship the only true God is to set up Christian schools. Since the Government is an Islamic base, all these Christian schools must be self-provided and enjoy no government help. In the long term, it is tough to continue as many Christian schools like to sponsor poor students with free tuition.
We plan to support low-income families to study in Christian schools. We will have a missionary pay the school's monthly fees directly. Through the visitation, the missionary can build a good relationship with principals and teachers who closely monitor the sponsor student's studies. Besides, the missionary can also visit the families, thus increasing opportunities to spread the gospel to parents and other siblings.