On Borneo, our team works primarily on educational projects for children from remote villages affected by extreme poverty. In addition, we support local smallholders by selling FairTrade pepper.
Biggest City: Kuching
Size: 751.936 qkm
Population: ca. 16,2 Mio.
Team Leader Wolfgang & Heidi Oelschlegel
Language: Bahasa Indonesia
Aid Projects of the nehemia team Borneo
In 14 remote villages in West Kalimantan, Borneo, the nehemia team now looks after Montessori kindergartens on site. The support ranges from financial aid to construction and maintenance costs, method training of the staff and material procurement.
Our team offers training in the Montessori methodology for educators, and health education, seminars and youth camps for communities. Training in Montessori pedagogy is not only available for kindergarten staff who are supervised by us, but also for anyone interested in further training in the subject.
Small Business Development
Borneo is a beautiful island whose inhabitants are confronted with extreme poverty in many places. To support local village development, we help local farmers sell FairTrade pepper so that the proceeds reach those who deserve it.
nehemia Origins Borneo
News from Borneo
From the deforestation of the rainforest, the protection of species, the poverty of the population to natural disasters and corruption - Borneo is struggling with a long list of problems that can only be tackled bit by bit in international cooperation. There are many...
In September, a team with Hans Heidelberger, Florentina Kuhs, Peter Friedrich, Jonathan Ziegler and Niels Brande (Denmark) set up to visit the Montessori kindergartens of the nehemia team with the Dayaks in various villages in the jungle and to create photo and...
In August a team of young people from the YMCA in Leutershausen (Heidi‘s home town) visited Borneo. Every one of them was involved last year helping with the charity bike race and wanted to get to know the place where Wolfgang and Heidi Oelschlegel and the Nehemiah...
Indonesia is free! During the annual Independence celebrations, this is the usual greeting. The people celebrate with parades and national songs ... and above all, with all sorts of competitive activities. A nine-member German outreach team with Norbert Knöll and...
A small team visited the heartland of Borneo in April 2016: Hans Heidelberger with Thomas Tschaftary, Katrin Albang and Claudia Schweyer, accompanied by Wolfgang and Heidi Oelschlegel, who are leading a school boarding house in Sanggau since several years. Once again...
The German Nehemia co-workers Wolfgang and Heidi Oelschlegel took on leadership positions at the “New Hope” children’s home in Sanggau in the summer of 2015. This project is under the oversight of World Outreach and offers about 110 children and youth between 6 and 24...