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Thanks to supporters

Thanks everyone for your help on the Pozible campaign - over 10% there in the first weekend! That's incredible. Thank you, Tashakur!

Still nearly 90% to go though. If you are planning to donate please do it early, as it helps to encourage others. And please keep sharing too.

Thanks again for all the support.

From everyone at CRLC

http://www.pozible.com/project/198598/-1/9559a224707c6864993ddd807a233225

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Visitors

We're very lucky to have some really wonderful people come and visit us at the learning centre. Below is a post about her visit from a young Australian woman, Caitlin Welch. She ended up becoming a great friend of ours.

http://www.caitlinwelch.net/blog/2015/01/21/cisarua

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Who are Refugees?

It is a series of art work by our young students, who are living as refugees in Indonesia. They have gone through some horrible time in their lives. We are amazed to see the outcome of their feeling on paper through art.

The question is answered by one of our young students, Zahra Jafari through colours and extracts of their immense experience in their short life.

Zahra is only 9 years old and already knows why she was forced to flee from Afghanistan and where she went to seek protection when no one helped her. She knows beauty is in the peace.

More art works will be shared under this title in coming days.

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Community's Contribution to CRLC

"My father is cleaning the Learning Centre and I am waiting for him”

The Learning Centre always receives support from the community in many ways. Two families come everyday to look after the children and help the management team and when the kids go home they clean the Learning Centre.

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Resumption of our educational activities

Cisarua Refugee Learning Centre is excited to announce the resumption of its educational activities on Tuesday, 13 October 2015.

On Monday, 12 October at 3 pm, the parents are invited to the learning centre to re-register their children for the next educational year.

Looking forward to continuing the education.

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Rizwana is no longer refugee

We would like to acknowledge Rizwana's contribution to our community and the Learning Centre.
As one of the first teachers at the Cisarua Refugee Learning Centre, much of its progress and success are because of her wonderful efforts and hard work. The Centre's staff members, teachers, students and parents appreciate her efforts and kindness so much.
Your friendly and patient nature have made you a valuable member of our community who will be greatly missed. You have brought so much colour to our centre with your art, and also happiness to your students and their families.
You have also been a kind host for many of our Indonesian and international visitors welcoming them into your home with your hospitality.
We all wish you happiness and a great life in Australia and we are sure you will be a successful person in your new home!

Thank You Rizwana!

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A fundraiser event for the CRLC in Canberra.

Dear friends and supporters there is going to be a fundraiser for theCisarua Refugee Learning Centre tomorrow in Canberra. It'll be fun. The evening will be filled with poetry, music, dancing and interactive installations. Also, Muzafar Ali one of the Co-founders of the CRLC will give a presentation.
Please join them and invite your friends to this wonderful event. We are very thankful to our friend Caitlin for organising the event to support the children and their education.

For more information please visit the link below:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1455337878102820/

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Look at their future house!

Our hard working teachers are often allowing the students a chance to draw whatever they want. This time they decided to draw their future house. They designed these beautifully, and more importantly each house had so many similar things such as TV lounge, garden and bedrooms.
We also hope they find a home one day and design a house for themselves.

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Indonesia Independence Day

On behalf of refugee parents and children, we delightfully and wholeheartedly congratulate Indonesians a very happy 70th Independence Day. We really wish a prosperous Indonesia in future with plenty of potential for moving forward.

We love Indonesia for enjoying peace and free from repression.

Happy Independence Day Indonesia.




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Want to help us?

Want to help us pay the rent at the Cisarua Refugee Learning Centre? The learning centre was established 1 year ago and is entirely managed by refugee volunteers. We are proud to announce that our friends in Australia have started a non-profit, Cisarua Learning Inc. to support us.

You can donate to the school at their website.

http://cisarualearning.com/support-1/

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Proud To Host Butet Manurung

On 04 August 2015, we had the grand honour to host Butet Manurung, a pioneer for alternative education for indigenous people in isolated and remote areas in Indonesia. She initiated the first pilot school in Orang Rimba society (or Suku Kubu), a tribe who live in Bukit Dua Belas National Park, Jambi, Sumatra
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Butet_Manurung

The night before we screened the Sokola Rimba for the children. The kids enjoyed a lot and asked many questions from Butet related to Suku Kubu tribe and how she established a school in the jungle. 
It was a great opportunity for our students and teachers to get inspiration from a prominent Indonesian personality, like Butut Manurung. We really thank Butet for visiting to our learning centre.

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Art For Charity

Poetry lineup announced!

The polish club stages will be graced with the wonderful Melinda Smith and Alison Plevey as they perform their newest collaboration, Zoe Anderson and Andrew Galan.

Melinda is a poet and the 2014 poetry winner of the Prime Ministers Literary awards. Alison is a dancer and physical theatre performer. These to Canberra wonder women work together to weave each other words and gestures into one. Its amazing...

Zoe is a Canberra based poet. She was a finalist in the 2015 World Poetry Cup in Nimbin.

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Andrew Galan is an internationally published poet and co-producer of Australia’s renowned BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT!His poetry is gut, direct, been described by reviewers as ‘riddled with satire’, and is imagination and reality meeting, sometimes to eat, sometimes to fight.

We are in fine company here ladies and gentleman. Expect unexpected bodily sensations.

Set Times -

6.00pm: Laura Ingram (acoustic)

7.00pm: Poetry hosted by Aaron Kirby featuring Melinda Smith and Alison Plevey (live dance & poetry), Andrew Galan and Zoe Anderson)

8.00pm: Speech and documentary films by Jolyon Hoff and Muzafar Ali

8.45pm: Owen Campbell (itunes #1 blues album)

9.30pm: Doppel (deep house/progressive house)

10.30pm: Gabriel Gilmour (progressive house/techno)

11.30pm: Prole (Hip Hop)

Visuals by Caitlin Welch

https://www.facebook.com/events/1455337878102820/

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We are honoured to host a lot of non-refugee visitors in our learning centre.

We are honoured to host a lot of non-refugee visitors in our learning centre. They were professors and students from different Australian universities, international students, Indonesian academics, author, media personalities, social workers, volunteers, teachers, trainers, journalists, filmmakers and researchers.

We are glad to say that we not only told them our stories but also got inspiration from them. Our students interacted with them and learn from their experiences.

They all made our refugee life very colourful with their experiences and ideas. We again say, you are most welcome to our learning centre.

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Women And Children To Play Sports

Establishment of Cisarua Refugee Learning Centre eventually gave an opportunity for, particularly women and children to play sports.

They made a lot of new friends, they made teams and they started to compete in football/soccer matches. It is fun for the students to play football with each other.

Particularly for women, it's a unique opportunity to play football in Indonesia because none of them could play anywhere in their countries. Now our women community have 4 futsal teams and they compete with the young students.

Young students run all around the centre's ground and giggle all the day. We just need to be vigilant when they play.

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Here are only few of the stars.

All of the students at our learning centre are stars. They are heroes of education. They are valuable and they are bright. They love to get education and they are brilliant. They are honest and they are hard working.

Here are only few of the stars.

We are proud of having such talented students with us. They have proven their talent on every stage. One year was amazing with you. We really hope you all to resettle in another country and continue your education in much better way. Best of luck to all our students in future. We believe we'll have many prominent people in future out of these students. We will witness this - we believe!

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We Thank Our Supporters

Our learning centre could always be an idea with the support of these amazing people. On this important day we feel obliged to acknowledge their tireless support for our learning centre. Some of them are:
Mr Jolyon Hoff and Ms Caroline Sage
Ms Lucy and Mr Angus Hamilton
Ms Jackie, 
Ms Helen Sage
Ms Wendy Harris, Ms Jennie, Ms Rachel, Mr Brenton Hall, 
Ms Pam Jacobs
Ms Melanie Morrison and Ms Marty Morrison
Ms Eva Orner
Mr Henry Rajendra and Ms Penny Gilmore
Ms Robyn McIntyre
Ms Cailtlin Welch
Mr Simon Taaffe
Ms Cathrine Roberts and Ms Michele Jones
Ms Judi Miller
And the list goes on with a lot more names who morally and materially supported us in our cause to educate refugee children.

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