8 May 2012
Last updated at 04:55
Sekolah Bisa! is a tiny school, containing just 25 pupils. It was built for unschooled Indonesian children by 16 and 17-year-old students from the British International Jakarta School. Here, the pupils discuss the topic of 'what matters to them' as part of their involvement in the World's Biggest School Assembly.
Holding the placard is Ramadan, who was taken in by the school after winding up in a detention center in Jakarta. Teacher at the school Adrian Thirkell tells us: "Now, away from the toxic environment of crossroads in Jakarta, he attends a green and very beautiful school – where he also has one hot meal a day and access to a doctor".
The shanty from where all Sekolah Bisa! pupils come, soon to be bulldozed
Pupils Aria stands by the house that was knocked down when the land his family squatted on was sold
Right: Agus, the oldest child at Sekolah BIsa! had to drop out of government school a year ago. Sekolah Bisa! provides him with a free education. What matters to him? A good teacher (Pak Yudi, left). Left: Andrie, doing Maths at Sekolah Bisa!
Yusuf has leaned to read and write in a year. What matters to him? Support from a partner. Here, he works with a student from the 'mother' school, The British International School, Jakarta.
Anissa, Rendi and Iki all attend Sekolah Bisa! (literally: "I can, School")
Left: Andik enjoys the swing at Sekolah Bisa! Right: Ipul, who takes his exams in June and hopes to go to university, has learned the recorder.
Left: Luci and her two children begged on trains at at crossroads, daily, until a sanctuary was built at Sekolah Bisa! Jefri, her eldest son, is enrolled at the school. Right: Most children arrive at school without any breakfast: their only hot, nutritious meal of the day, with plenty of vegetables, is at school.
Iki, having an ear complaint dealt with.