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When I grow up, I want to be…

The Launching of Share Your Dreams!

As children we all have dreams. As one child from Sahabat Anak Kota Tua said “My dream is to become a doctor!”

Some children wish to be a doctor when they grow up, others wish to have a fast car, while others wish to have a big family. And even though our dreams may be unrealistic at times, like dreams to become Superman, dreaming is what gives us hope and the ability to imagine the future. All children have dreams, however, some children are never given the opportunity to voice their dreams. In Jakarta, street children face this reality every day. Their dreams to become a doctor is quickly squashed as they realise their parents cannot afford to send them to school, that they must work to help support their families and that even if they did have the money they do not have the right documents to enter school. Sahabat Anak has been working hard since 1997 to help give street children the opportunity to realise their dreams. Read the rest of this entry

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Drive Books Not Cars – Mega Book Sale

Drive Books Not Cars awesome book sale!!!

For the past two months Starbucks and a number of other locations around Jakarta have had Drive Books Not Cars ‘drop boxes’ set up, so that Jakartarians, young and old alike, could donate their pre-loved books. Just last Saturday a number of dedicated volunteers and staff from the Jakarta Globe cruised around Jakarta, trying their hardest to avoid that infamous “macet“, collecting all the donated books. With a total of 7,000 books the volunteers got together to prepare for Sunday’s book sale.

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Saturday at Starbucks

Thank you Starbucks and Jakarta Globe!

On Satuday 28 January 2012, the Children from Sahabat Anak Gambir woke up early and headed down to Starbucks at Wisma BNI. Starbucks and Jakarta Globe joined forces to provide a fun-filled and educational morning for the children from Sahabat Anak Gambir.

The children arrived right on time and were greeted by Kak Corry, from Starbucks. As they entered the Starbucks they all grabbed a comfy chair and were eagerly awaiting their iced chocolates!

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Drive Books Not Cars

As I sat down recently to my Friday night ritual of a large sausage pizza – you know, the kind with extra cheese in the crust – and a pirated Twilight DVD, my overflowing  bookshelf caught my eye and unsettled me. This was partly because I feared it could fall and crush me and partly because I can’t remember the last time I cracked a book open. Read the rest of this entry

The race is over, but remember the finish line is not yet in sight

Minggu pagi tanggal 18 Desember 2011, sebanyak kurang lebih 1.100 anak marjinal turut berpartisipasi dalam acara Fun Run yang diadakan oleh surat kabar Jakarta Globe. Adik-adik telah mulai berdatangan sejak jam 6 pagi. Mereka berasal  dari delapan wilayah binaan Sahabat Anak, dan mitra dari wilayah lain seperti Depok, Kebon Singkong, Buaran, Klender, Jati Asih, Senen, Panglima Polim; serta anak2 dari organisasi ISCO, Himata dan KDM juga ikut meramaikan. Read the rest of this entry

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