5miles believes that education is not only important for the poor to break out of the poverty cycle, but it is also important to start them young. Petra Preschool Bintan was an existing school that needed a new building. We give thanks for the money raised to help build the school for the 70 students who attend the 3-hour preschool programme. The building was completed in June 2017, just in time for the new school year which began on 10 July 2017.
Petra Preschool Bintan provides a Christian values-based education for children (K1 and K2) who learn godly values such as forgiveness, perseverance, honesty and compassion. The teaching team is led by school principal and founder Elsje Rompis.
5miles continues to support the school in terms of resources and sponsorship for students from needy families.