Go the Distance Challenge

Let's go the distance to build schools, send teachers, and provide quality education for thousands of children.

In remote villages of Indonesia, small children walk for hours to reach to the nearest school, with no guarantee that a teacher will be present. Thanks to the Go the Distance Challenge, schools are being built and teachers are pioneering education.

The Go the Distance Challenge raises funds to connect Indonesian children with quality education,
by opening affordable Christian schools with highly trained teachers.

Every donation made to provide children with life-changing education
will be doubled to fund classroom expansions.

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Key Messages

Here are a few highlights about this campaign:

What is the goal of this fundraising initiative?

The 2024 #GotheDistance Challenge raises funds to connect underprivileged and marginalized children in Indonesia with life-changing education. All funds raised will be used to help:

  • Provide scholarship for underprivilege children.
  • Build more classrooms.
  • Send teachers to remote islands.

Why Indonesia?

  • Indonesia is home to 64 million children between the ages of 0-14.
  • The country is stimultaneously a diverse, complex, and multicultural nation with 1300 ethnic groups that speak 742 different languages.
  • There are educational challenges due to populations scattered across 17,000 islands.
  • Quality teachers are lacking, especially in remote areas.
  • In cities, Christian education is considered private and mostly unaffordale for underprivilege families.
  • There is great opportunity to train indigeneous teachers to bring transformative Christian eduaction to children and communities in need.

Why Christian Education?

We believe that the most effective way to reach out to children, set them free from poverty, and share the knowledge of God is through great teachers. Mustard Seed International is connecting isolated communities with the education that every child deserves. We do this by training indigenous youth to become quality educators with the capacity to change the future of Indonesia.Mustard Seed International empowers the next generation and establishes thriving communities through a holistic model of transformative Christian Education. How do we do it?

WE TEACH: We plant seeds of hope in the hearts of children because we believe that life-giving education can change the future of Southeast Asia.

WE LOVE: We love because God first loved us. It is this love that compels us to go into remote areas to start schools, care for orphans and serve those in need.

THEY LEAD: We believe in the importance of local leadership; therefore, we train and equip indigenous youth with the necessary tools to help their society flourish.

Fundraising Toolkit Portal

We're thankful for your unwavering support and are thrilled that you've decided to make an even bigger impact by becoming a fundraiser. We want your fundraising journey to be easy and fun. These are some tools that will be useful to help you reach your fundraising goal.

Last Year's Go the Distance Challenge Impact

Read Fitri's story below on how a new school on her village has changed her life forever:

A new computer lab at Mentawai (Gapanau) Island, Sumatera

Classrooms expansions and school facilities upgraded at
Solo (CI School) Java and Sumba (The Island of Promise)

A village school, pioneered by a TfN alumnus, completed construction of
it's first school building on the Papuan Highland

How Your Support Blesses Children in Indonesia

The Indonesian archipelago consists of 17,000 scattered islands inhabited by approximately 1,300 ethnic groups. It is home to 279 million people, 50-70 million of which are Indigenous Peoples.
This July, nine TransformNation (TfN) Interns will go to villages where they will teach and mentor children. The chart below shows where they are headed:

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