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.

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.

Competence Training

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

Our Fourth Basic Training Program

In September 1016, a new series of training seminars for kindergarten teachers began in Melingkat, with eight participants from four villages. Once again, Aran Tan from Kuching was able to teach and lead the students, drawing on her experience in running her own...

Where the Rain Forest Dies….

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 Oelschlegels take over the leadership of a home for school children

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...

Forgotten Children?

„Even if the whole world were to forget the children in our village, God has not forgotten, and that’s why we care for them.“ These words from Pastor Luisa in Melingkat about five years ago, were the catalyst that started the kindergarten project of the Nehemiah Team...

Establishing New Montessori Kindergartens

What would a culturally relevant Christian lifestyle look like in the rain forests of Borneo? This question has been one that the Nehemia Team has been asking for a long time now. One answer that we have found and have put into action for three years now, is the...

Project Week in Kindergartens and Schools

The Nehemiah Team is looking for kindergartens and elementary schools in the region of Franconia who are interested in running a special, week-long project with the theme “How children live in other places – What do you know about Borneo?“  Through this program the...