April 2014 Project Update

Bandung – Yayasan Kasih Anak Kanker Indonesia (YKAKI)

Bandung – Yayasan Kasih Anak Kanker Indonesia (YKAKI) With the help of kind friends, Family Care Indonesia volunteer, Dina, was able to see an important printing project through to completion this month. The story “Novi and the Wind” was especially written for child cancer patients to help them understand about death and passing on.

Heartfelt thanks and appreciation to Mr. Hendrik and his wife Lelani of Modern Offset print company in Bandung who donated the printing of in both English and Indonesian.

Dina presented the head of YKAKI, Ms. Ira Soelisto, with 600 copies of the storybook for the six YKAKI centers throughout Indonesia. Copies will also go to the annual conference of International Confederation of Childhood Cancer Parent Organizations (ICCCPO) being held in Korea in April. The delegates will then bring the storybook back to their respective countries for translating and printing.

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Program in Jakarta

Program in Jakarta Program in Jakarta Gary had the privilege to be on the jury again this year to judge the plays presented by the students from Rhema En Cara School in Sentul. Plays were presented from Playgroup, Kindergarten A and B, and Elementary class 1 to Class 6.

The theme this year was “Women of the Bible” in commemoration of Kartini Day, held on the birth day of an Indonesian National Hero, Raden Adjeng Kartini, a Javanese noblewoman.

Trip to Timor and Flores

Trip to Timor and Flores Recently Family Care Indonesia received 2 University students from Australia as volunteers who came to assist in social projects, below is their story written by Abi:

"My sister Isabel and I made a trip from Australia to Indonesia during our university break. Together with Frances, who lives in Indonesia, we went to the East Indonesian islands of Timor and Flores to distribute goods to the people living in poor and remote locations.

Some of France's friends, who wanted to do something to help make a difference in their country, sponsored stationery, school bags, slippers, clothes, soap, snacks, toys, milk powder, solar lamps, and generators. We also received a grant which we used to buy balloons and a number of sets of the STEPS Character Building curriculum to donate to underprivileged schools.

Trip to Timor and Flores We visited 18 schools, two orphanages, and a couple of villages. We taught children English through songs and conversation, made them balloons and distributed donated goods. Our Indonesian friends in Timor and Flores took care of us and provided food, accommodation, and transportation for the entire duration of our visit. We also distributed all the donated goods during the time we were there.

Although this trip was a little shorter than our previous trips, we feel we accomplished a lot, mainly because we made stronger connections with the people we worked with. A big thanks to all those who helped with donations toward our travels and those who kept us in their prayers! We couldn’t have done it without you!"

Trip to Timor and Flores Trip to Timor and Flores Trip to Timor and Flores