This EU-funded project is working with YAPPIKA-ActionAid, Lembaga Gemawan, Perkumpulan SOLUD and Yayasan Bahtera in Sambas in West Kalimantan, in Bima in West Nusa Tenggara, and in West Sumba in East Nusa Tenggara, to increase civil society engagement and government accountability to improve the quality of education.
For instance, through the work of the project, SDI Hobajangi in Baliloku, Wanukaka, West Sumba District agreed at a community meeting in October 2019 to provide greater transparency on its finances. Subsequently the school created an information board which displays the school revenue and expenditure budget, including a detailed list of all sources of revenue and spending activities. Furthermore, as a result of project-related advocacy, 17 schools in the targeted areas have succeeded in obtaining government funding totalling IDR 7.6 billion to rehabilitate deteriorating school buildings and classrooms.
Schools must make their budgets public because parents are concerned about how school funds are used.
Obed Ledi, SPdPrincipal of SDI Hobajangi, Baliloku, Wanukaka
West Sumba District