Shangri-La Hotel, Surabaya adopted the MI Nurul Huda School 1 in December 2010, along with its 146 elementary school students and 38 kindergarten students. The school is located in a rural area and is owned by the villagers. Daily operation is supported by BOS (Government Fund) and village funds but the school still needs more funding to support its operation. The students’ parents are farm and mill workers with minimum income. The school constantly struggles to provide proper facilities such as washrooms, classrooms, a canteen, library, computer lab, properly stocked clinic and fencing around the perimeter. Furthermore, there is limited water supply for the students. Shangri-La Hotel, Surabaya is helping and supporting in the above mentioned areas through volunteer work and organising monthly activities to improve the school's facilities. Apart from that, we also encourage our employees to voluntarily support activities such as tree planting, handicraft making, English training and more.
Enhancing the Learning Environment
The hotel continues to work on increasing the number of classrooms as well as tiling and putting up walls and roofing. New washrooms have been been built and old washrooms have been renovated. A well-stocked library and computer lab are in the works, while a decent sized canteen is to be built in the future. All of these efforts are made with hopes of assisting children with their overall literacy and improving the school's presentation.
As part of our programme to give back to the community, Shangri-La Hotel, Surabaya constantly works on its Embrace project with MI Nurul Huda 1 School in Menganti-Gresik to improve the school's facilities and give full support to the students’ education. On 14 July 2012, the hotel team went to the school and commenced a tree planting project and handed out educational books donated by colleagues.
The hotel organised a painting project at the school on 13 October 2012, where all of the classrooms were painted by hotel volunteers. In November 2012, Shangri-La Hotel, Surabaya made plans to provide the school with a proper paved school yard integrating some sports facilities such as badminton and volleyball courts. As Shangri-La Hotel, Surabaya is also concerned about the kids' education and future, we are developing a programme where students will be guided through middle and high school before having the possibility to train or work at Shangri-La Hotel, Surabaya.
Visit or contribute to the Mi Nurul Huda School, Raya Kepatihan 75, Menganti, Gresik, East Java.
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