Kindy A: Bayat the Wind Catcher


Taku and Clara on their 20-something lap!

Born to be Wild movie screening

This week the children continued raising money for our Orangutan Project. On Tuesday, they ran laps which had been sponsored by their family and friends. Surprisingly, no one did less than 10 laps!! Some even did it more than 20! They were very excited and determined to save the lives of a couple of orangutans. To close off our successful project, we did a movie screening of “Born to be Wild” at the Yoga studio. It was a touching documentary about orangutan and elephant orphans in Kenya and Kalimantan. In the end, we managed to raise more than 10,000,000 IDR!!! With that amount of money we would be able to adopt two orangutans and fund them up to five years! We decided to choose Bayat and here is her story:

Bayat came into OFI’s care when she was only a few months old. Still a baby today, she relies heavily on the love and care of her caregivers. With her long, lush orange hair and quirky personality, Bayat is an incredibly endearing orangutan. On hot days, she loves to be fanned by her caregivers. When they do this, she will stand up and stretch out her arms, almost as if she is trying to catch the wind. Although Bayat is a bit hesitant in forest school, she will climb under the watchful eyes of her caregivers. (

All of this could not be done without the support of each and everyone of you; parents (and other sponsors), teachers, and of course our children who had been doing an amazing job! We are very grateful to have been given this opportunity.

We’ll miss you, Nefes!

This week, unfortunately, we need to say goodbye to one of our wonderful students, Nefes. It has been a pleasure to have her as a part of our little family. We all wish her well on her next adventure!

Kindy A teachers also hope that you all have a great break. See you next term!

Kindy A Team

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