|Coba Baca Niews|
Coba Baca Newsletter 19, June 2015
Dear contributors and fans of Coba Baca,
It is already some time ago that you received news about us. Naturally you received news about Coba Baca via Facebook. More news about the library you can find on our website www.cobabaca.org in our files/archive at ‘News’ under the last added newsletter. Of course we did not sit back and relax.
Last year in June we finished the building project, save a few things that had to be installed, adjusted or repaired. The delayed start of the rainy season gave us the chance to see if the building was rain proof.
On the 15th of March 2015 we were finished with moving to the new location, lay-out and furnishing. The new address is Jalan Segara Wangi in the village of Tukadmungga. It is just 2 km away from the former library in the village of Kalibukbuk. It is still in Lovina.
After the 15th of March we opened in a modest way to make a test run. We didn’t do any promotion for the new location. We just put a few signposts on the main road and were happy to see that many of the local people had no trouble finding the new library.
The local government of Tukadmungga welcomed us expressing support and enthusiasm about Coba Baca. Coba Baca is now very well known in Lovina. So to have a library in your village looks very positive and is considered an image boost.
May was our very 'soft opening month': all kids, who came in got a teddy.
Winta, our secretary, became pregnant. She has now really the most beautiful and sweetest baby in the whole wide world (see picture). Winta started working again, full-time. Our youngest visitor doesn’t complain about all the attention she receives. This is 'daycare Bali Style'
Coba, Maheni and Winta are again busy with teaching English, Indonesian, Dutch and computer skills.
One of the big advantages of the new library is that classes are held separately and upstairs.
Coba together with Marijke and Pascale set up a ladies-only meeting club. The ladies meet once a month. At the meeting all kinds of subjects, that need attention, are discussed. The number of ladies attending the meeting is growing every month.
To conclude with another positive fact: in the month of April Coba Baca bought a new car, Toyota 'Avanza', which surprisingly provides a lot of space.
'Last but not least' we hope that the difficult times get less difficult for everybody. Some say there is a bright light at the end of the tunnel.
The past years we have seen so many positive things. Our sponsors, all our
Coba Baca Team.
Coba Baca Team.