Sharing Dreams, Hopes and Wishes!

The 2012 Sahabat Anak Day Campaign – Share Your Dreams – has been running since February 17th, 2012. The Roadshow has been taken to eight different areas around Jakarta and has been listening to the voices and dreams of 300 marginalised children.

The main aim of the campaign is to provide a platform for marginalised and street children to have a voice. Their first task is to write a story about their dreams, wishes or hopes.

The "Share Your Dreams" Campaign at Mangga Dua.

The children are normally very brave and eagerly await to share their stories with us. They share stories about their hopes, dreams, good times and bad times. One child, from Sahabat Anak Gambir, shared with us that his dream is to one day become a policeman so he can catch all the criminals. Another boy wants to be a soccer player just like his idol.

Other times the children share personal stories about their lives. Some of these stories are sad and the children share with us about heartbreak and hardships they have faced in their short lives. These stories always leave a lasting impression on the volunteers.

The volunteers helping the children at Sahabat Anak Gambir to write their stories.

The other aim of the Roadshow is to help facilitate the children in filming their own short film. Their task is to make a short film on the topic of  “Who is Their Ideal Teacher.” The children always have so much fun filming their own clip with their own little pocket camera and acting crew.  Some children are so excited to just hold the camera, or to be an ‘actor’ or to impersonate the volunteers or their teacher.

Sharing stories

Children from all the different areas of Jakarta have various opinions on the kinds of teachers they like. It is evident to us that their teachers, role models and the volunteers who work with them all leave a lasting impression on the children. This exercise has shown us that the role of a teacher is a very important one and we may not be fully aware of the impressions we are leaving on the children we teach.

If you wish to be a part of this roadshow and volunteer your time please email the Sahabat Anak Day team at

About Sahabat Anak

Sahabat Anak is a non-profit organisation that provides quality education and children’s rights advocacy in an effort to encourage and inspire Jakarta’s street children to escape urban poverty. The movement began in 1997 after a group of university students made a commitment to make a difference in the lives of Indonesia's street children. As a volunteer-based organisation, Sahabat Anak aims to involve as many members of the community as possible to help improve the lives of street children.

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