Make Science Fun
Phase Seven

The Benesse Mini Microscope is making science fun for students in Bangli and Buleleng, Bali, Indonesia, bringing the natural world into the classroom and under the microscope.

Benesse Mini Microscope
Educational Toy
  • A scientific instrument for viewing small objects
  • Designed for kids
  • Has a 30x zoom magnification with built-in lights
Benesse Mini Microscope, a scientific instrument for viewing small objects, is designed for kids

This project has been completed.
Thank you to all who contributed.


As in many parts of Indonesia, students in the remote rural area of Bangli and Buleleng, Bali, Indonesia have limited access to learning materials. This lack of resources makes it difficult for students to understand how science can help us understand the natural world. With hands-on experience of using scientific equipment, students can discover for themselves the excitement and fun of learning about science.

How we can help: 

By connecting the Benesse Mini Microscope with children in Bangli and Buleleng, we are helping to provide a fun learning experience for both the students and the teachers. Teachers will be able to use the microscopes to teach students about microorganisms in the surrounding ecosystem, and the students will be able to explore their local area from a new perspective.

Who are we working with: 

We are helping students who live in the remote areas of Bali, Indonesia. Our local partner, Yayasan Kemanusiaan Ibu Pertiwi, has been working closely with the community in Bangli and Buleleng through various scholarship programs for children for many years.


The educational microscopes will be distributed for free to ten schools in Bangli and Buleleng by our local partner Yayasan Kemanusiaan Ibu Pertiwi, throughout their school supplies free distribution program.

Project timeframe: 
Three months
Location :
Reaching 1868 people
Local Partner Contribution: 

Financial contribution: technology distribution cost

Non-financial contribution: volunteer, monitoring and evaluation activity

Project Costs: 
Cost TypeCost DescriptionCost Unit AmountCost QuantityCost Amount
Product - Benesse mini microscope educational toy
Cost of technology
Product - Replacement batteries
Cost of technology
Translation and packing expenses
Shipping cost
Shipping from Kopernik HQ in Ubud to Dumai, Riau
Payment processing fee
3.3% average based on the average size of project and average donation amount
Fluctuations in currency exchange rates and shipping costs may change the final quantity of technologies we ship for this project.

A huge Kopernik thank you to the 4 people who pitched in $650.17