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A Documentary on the Plight of Jakarta’s Street Children

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.

The Complexity of Prumpung

Prumpung is an area in Jakarta which has complex problems. It is a very dense and crowded area with a rather unique society. The residents usually work as sculptors at Merak Port, buskers near the traffic lights, laundry service or by selling fried snacks on the street. Read the rest of this entry

15 Children Received Their Birth Certificates!

The 10th of April 2012 was a memorable day for 15 children from Prumpung who finally received their birth certificates.

After going through a long bureaucratic process, with the help of the Sahabat Anak officer and Rohanita from Prumpung, the children can now enjoy their rights to have an identity recognized by the Indonesian Government. Read the rest of this entry

Decorating Prumpung’s Reading House

Hurray! A double story house has recently been rented by SA Prumpung and has been converted into a Reading House for the children. All of the books owned by SA Prumpung, a majority of which were donated by our loving friends, have been moved to the second story of the new house. Despite the limited size of the house, it is still big enough to meet the children’s reading needs. Read the rest of this entry

Mereka Bersuara Mari Dengarkan!

Kampanye Hari Sahabat Anak 2012 – Suarakan Impianmu – sudah dimulai sejak 17 Februari 2012 kemarin. Roadshow HSA 2012 sejauh ini sudah mengunjungi delapan area di Jakarta dan sekitarnya, serta sudah mendengarkan suara dan impian dari sekitar 300 anak marjinal.

Tujuan utama dari kampanye ini adalah sebagai wadah untuk anak marjinal dan anak jalanan bersuara dan menyatakan pendapat mereka. Metode pertama yang dilakukan adalah si anak menuliskan cerita pengalaman pribadi mereka. Read the rest of this entry

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. Read the rest of this entry

Klinik Sahabat Anak: Langkah Kecil Mendukung Hak Kesehatan bagi Anak Indonesia

Klinik Sahabat Anak merupakan salah satu program Sahabat Anak terbaru yang mulai dijalankan pada 2011. Klinik ini akan mengunjungi tujuh daerah binaan SA dan beberapa mitra sesuai yang membutuhkan layanan kesehatan. Read the rest of this entry

Sahabat Anak Clinic: A Small Step in Promoting Indonesian Children’s Rights to Health Care

The Sahabat Anak Clinic is one of our latest programs which commenced in 2011. The aim of the clinic is to visit the eight Sahabat Anak Tutorial Areas and a some of our partner organisations who are in need of health services.

The medical team preparing to deliver free health check ups to SA Prumpung.

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