A Documentary on the Plight of Jakarta’s Street Children
Posted by Sahabat Anak
In 2010, Al Jazeera filmed a documentary on the issues, dangers and lives of street children and their families living in Jakarta.
Aris Merdeka Sirait from the National Commission for Child Protection said that;
It is the Government and society’s responsibility, not to look at them [street children] as criminals, but to look at them as victims. Victims of dysfunctional families and of rampant poverty.
Together Jakarta’s community needs to continue working together for the good of the people. Street children do not deserve to be treated as delinquents and social misfits, they are victims of the life they have been born into.
Sahabat Anak continues to provide free education to street children in an attempt to break the poverty cycle and help them aim for a better life away from the streets.
Please take the time to watch this video and to learn more about the problems facing Jakarta’s urban poor.
About Sahabat AnakSahabat 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.
Posted on 06/04/2012, in Bahasa Inggris (English), Children's Rights and tagged Al Jazeera, jakarta, poverty cycle, rampant poverty, sahabat anak, social misfits, Street child. Bookmark the permalink. Tinggalkan komentar.