Education is the key to development and growth, opening the door to jobs, business investment, and better health care. Sumba is part of Nusa Tenggara Timur (NTT) which is made up of over 550 islands and is considered one of Indonesia’s most impoverished and underdeveloped regions. More than 4.6 million people call NTT home and 22.19% are children aged 0-9 years. The average income per household is USD $40 per month and the main occupation is subsistence farmers. Most homes typically do not have electricity, running water or adequate sanitation. People must haul water from long distances and many children lack the opportunity to have early childhood education or go beyond primary school. These boys and girls have few opportunities to explore other options for their lives.