Coba Baca has many games (puzzles, chess, drawing) and toys for the kids to play with and hopefully along the way they get used to books.
For the youngest/little ones we have a playcorner.
A few times a year Coba Baca organizes, among other activities, spelling-, read aloud- and storytelling-competitions. Even a 'Book search'-competition through-out the library is organized in cooperation with NBBS, a bilingual school.
As already mentioned: Coba Baca hopes, that the courses and activities will stimulate people to start or go on reading.
We organize meetings, intended only for women (Balinese and ex-pats). At these meetings a wide range of social topics will be discussed and solutions will be considered to meet the problems.
Here are some of our plans for the future.
Coba Baca wants to become a cultural/educational center, so she can organize more activities for the community, such as the following:
organize courses for women and children, who don't/didn't get an education. If they are interested, we could teach them a few useful basic skills in order to improve hygiene, reduce pollution, improve healthcare in areas like pregnancy, babycare and care for the elderly. But also provide information on e.g. mental illnesses, physical handicaps, such as bad or no eyesight, facial deformations and on AIDS.
Our ambition is to reach as many women and children as possible. Like the women and children who live far away in the mountains and who don't have sponsors. Many women and children live their lives in a large family together with their own kids and husband. This means that they don't get much of a chance to get out of the house or the village. Furthermore there is no (public) transport.
Coba Baca is in the possession of a car, Toyota 'Avanza' (2015), with 7 seats for grown-ups, or 12 seats for children. With the car we can go to schools and tell the children about Coba Baca. We also can use the car for other purposes such as transporting donated and/or bought (new) books and officesupplies. This means that sometimes we have to go the South. It is clear that a good and safe multi-purpose car is indispensable