Monthly Archives: Maret 2012

Partisipasi Anak: Apa Yang Hendak Dicapai?

UU No. 23/2002 tentang Perlindungan Anak – pasal 10: Setiap anak berhak menyatakan dan didengar pendapatnya, menerima, mencari, dan memberikan informasi sesuai dengan tingkat kecerdasan dan usianya demi pengembangan dirinya sesuai dengan nilai-nilai kesusilaan dan kepatutan.

Apa maksud dari pasal ini dan apa yang hendak dicapai? Dalam pasal 12 Konvensi PBB mengenai Hak-hak Anak (KHA) dinyatakan bahwa negara-negara pihak wajib memberikan kesempatan sesuai dengan aturan hukum setempat bagi anak-anak yang mampu menyatakan pendapat mengenai segala sesuatu yang menyangkut dirinya untuk menyampaikan padangan mereka dan pandangan mereka harus dihormati dan dipertimbangkan secara serius sesuai dengan kematangan mereka. Kewajiban ini terasa kontroversial jika dilihat dari konteks budaya di mana posisi anak biasanya adalah “mendengar” bukan “didengar”. Meskipun demikian, alasan di balik hak partisipasi anak sangat filosofis dan sangat mendasar. Read the rest of this entry

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Why do you volunteer?

Sahabat Anak is an organisation driven by the commitment and passion of volunteers. Some volunteers at Sahabat Anak have been volunteering with us for 10 years. They have given up their precious spare time to hang out with, teach, mentor and encourage underprivileged children in Jakarta to aim for a better future. This is what a few had to say about volunteering:

SimSim volunteer co-coordinator of  Sahabat Anak Prumpung:

“I volunteer because I want to be friends with the children. I want to be involved in their life as a person, as a Sahabat (best friend). I think they are precious and they help me to appreciate life more through their eagerness to learn and by grabbing any opportunity that we offer them. Read the rest of this entry

Fun Filled Weekend with Friends From Singapore

From 9 to 12 March our friends from the Singaporean Tourism Board took four days out of their busy schedule to come and volunteer at Sahabat Anak. Their four day visit was jam-packed.

The team from Singaporean Tourism Board with the students from the Children’s Activity Centre.

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Bravo! Now Sadan Can Read!

I still remember early this year when Rohanita, one of the teenage volunteers in Prumpung came to me and said that one of her 2012 new years resolutions was to see all the children in her ‘Learn To Read Class’  able to read and moving into the ‘Reading Class’. She hopes that all 12 of them would learn to read by the end of the year.

Sadan

Among the 12 children, there is one child who always has our attention and who always makes us laugh. His name is Sadan. Sadan is different to the others because he is the only child who has been coming to the classes twice a week for the past year. We are so amazed and impressed with his eagerness to learn to read. Read the rest of this entry

Sehari Bersama Anak-Anak Sekolah Mandiri

Taswin dan Roy adalah murid-murid dari Pusat Kegiatan Anak. Mereka mendapat kesempatan untuk pergi ke Sekolah Mandiri (sekolah anak berkebutuhan khusus) minggu lalu. Dan sekarang mereka membagikan pengalaman serta pelajaran yang mereka dapat dari kunjungan tersebut dengan kita semua. Read the rest of this entry

Creative Youth in Cijantung!

Bored on a Sunday afternoon?! Come down to Cijantung for the “Creation of Indonesian Youth 2!” It will be an afternoon filled with performances by the children from Sahabat Anak Cijantung. Be prepared to be amazed, dazzled and just overall entertained. Read the rest of this entry

Cijantung: Kreasi Anak Negeri

Untuk kedua kalinya, SA Cijantung menggelar pertunjukan seni dalam bentuk Drama Musikal yang terinspirasi dari kisah nyata salah satu adik binaan, yang akan mengajarkan banyak hal tentang perjuangan, kerja keras, semangat, persahabatan, doa dan cinta kasih. Read the rest of this entry

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