These projects stands for the (street) children in poor neighbourhoods. They provide pre-school and after-school care, homework supervision, English lessons and training in an activity center.
Their goal is to offer these children opportunities for a better future and to work on their dreams. The projects don’t only want to offer daycare and education, but also want to work structurally on prevention: preventing children from ending up on the street.
In Indonesia many people are infected with HIV/Aids. This is a sensitive subject, as sexuality and drugs are still taboo. This makes it difficult for the diagnosed people to seek help and support. Luckily there are projects that are committed to this target group.
Information and training is given so that people learn to deal with their condition and the additional psychological and social problems.
In Indonesia people are ashamed of having a child with a disability. This can be seen as a “bad karma”. In Indonesia they are quickly inclined to give them up, but also for financial reasons. We believe every person with an intellectual / physical disability has his own qualities and has just as much rights as everyone else. We work with an institution that offers daycare, work and activities for children, adolescents and young adults with disabilities. Two physiotherapists are in house, which means that an internship for physiotherapy is also possible.
School for deaf children
This school guides children from an early age to develop into independent youngsters. Language is the key to learn.
Deaf children can go to this educational institution from the age of 2. At this school the children learn to talk, write and read, but also arithmetic and other subjects. A lot is done with gestures and lip reading. They also learn skills to live independently.
Projects / foundations who focus on justice and an equal society. Women are supported to fight for the rights of women and children and to prevent any kind of violence.
Topics include: Preventing domestic violence, women and children warning about human trafficking, violence and sexual abuse.
The crisis center is intended for women who are vulnerable to violence or survivors of violence. The women can live in the crisis house temporarily. They receive support and guidance here.
Programs are offered that focus on psychological well-being of women. The aim is to provide women with the knowledge and skills to strengthen and free them from violence. Programs are also offered to men, learning to deal with emotion and aggression.
School for disabled children
This school offers help to children who need special care. The children have multiple disabilities. Most are deaf, deaf and blind or deaf and visually impaired. The aim of the school is to teach the children skills to become more independent.
The school also offers 24-hour care for children who can no longer live at home.
Traditionally people tend to place children living in poverty out into orphanages because that was “better for them”, so they have access to basic needs and can go to school, is argued. Many orphanages have been created in Indonesia for these reasons. Think Volunteer believes that poverty should never be the reason for placing a child out of home, away from their family. Unfortunately, there is insufficient money, knowledge and resources in Indonesia. The orphanages we work with, are only for real orphans (children without parents). They provide good care and are open for improvements.