Providing literacy training for stateless children on Omadal Island in Semporna, Sabah. Before ‘Iskul’ or ‘school’ in the Bajau Laut language, none of the stateless children on Omadal Island had the opportunity to study because being stateless means they don’t have access to public education.

Over 200 children are not in school, without access to public education, and at risk of exposure to dangerous activity like glue sniffing

Lack of healthcare and resources; both physical and mental health issues are left unaddressed

Waste management services are simply unavailable to the Bajau Laut, leaving their island and wildlife in danger of pollution

Learn more about the issues that are face by the stateless community

Our vision is to build young leaders among the stateless and local community through holistic education

Peer assisted learning system in Pondok Iskul, providing resources and a conducive learning environment

Mini clinic for residents of the island, first aid training, and mental health first aid

Marine modules and waste management system to integrate the Bajau Laut way of life with sustainable practice and conservation efforts

Content creation team to allow students to take part in telling their story to a wider audience

Learn more about our work on Omadal Island

Every little bit helps – subscribe to our Youtube channel, and watch our videos to contribute directly towards financing Iskul and our projects! Our content creation team gives our students the opportunity to tell their own stories and learn media skills.

Iskul Sama diLaut Omadal is a non-profit organisation that stands for providing opportunities to children with their best interests at heart, and respect for the age-old cultures of local communities.