The Jakarta children’s home cares for orphaned children who would otherwise be homeless and further victimized as street children, beggars or child labourers. These children previously had a very dark future but thanks to their sponsors they are breaking the poverty cycle and have a future full of hope.
Project Partner: Rumah Harapan Indonesia
Rumah Harapan Indonesia (an Indonesian registered charity) commenced a transitional children’s project in Jakarta on the 22nd October, 2004.
This project provides a transitional program for orphaned children who would otherwise be homeless and further victimized as street children, beggars, child labourers or prostitutes.
RHI is also considered to be a training centre for these children, enabling them to be schooled and to eventually gain skills for a worthwhile career.
Breaking children out of the poverty cycle and enabling them to play their role as contributing members of society is the priority of this project.
Vulnerable children are provided with a safe home, medical care, and the opportunity to break the systemic cycles of homelessness, abuse and poverty, through education and training programmes. RHI also seeks to transition these children into caring families.
The Jakarta children’s home is doing well in cramped conditions. This children’s project is in need of much better facilities.
- Loving 24hr care by trained carers
- Child protection
- Schooling (books, tuition)
- Medical and dental care
- Food, clothing, hygiene needs
- Bedding, furnishings, and a desk
- Toys and play equipment
- Vocational training
- Reintegration to extended family where possible