February 2013 Project Update

Sharing the Blessings with Flood Victims

Sharing the Blessings with Flood Victims

Family Care Indonesia Team members Vincent, Esther and a friend visited Sembilangan Hurip Jaya area in Bekasi to distribute basic food essentials (sembako) to elderly people and widows that were affected by flooding this month. The school children in the area were also given Multi vitamins (Scott’s Emulsion)

Helping Flood Victims in Jakarta

We received information that there was a residential area still surrounded by flood water in Kampung Dalam, Cawang, East Jakarta. We agreed that this seemed like a good opportunity to be a help to others and before too long we were able to collect enough food and clothing to share with 200 families including both brand new and good second hand clothing, milk, noodles, cookies, toys, shoes and vitamins donated by our friends. Thanks to all who made this possible.

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This event was co-hosted by Family Care Indonesia and Klinik Keluarga Santo Antonius who give free medical checks and medicine. Most of the residents were suffering from bronchial infections. Helping Flood Victims in Jakarta Helping Flood Victims in Jakarta

 

 

 

 

 

 


Wheel Chair For the Needy

Wheel Chair For the Needy

Family Care Indonesia volunteer Esther visited Cilincing in North Jakarta at the “Putri Kasih Foundation” to deliver sponsored milk and a wheelchair that was donated to assist the weekly health check-ups for the elderly who are affected by tuberculosis, HIV and other health related issues.

 

 


Central Java Project

Central Java Project

A regular project Family Care Indonesia has been supporting is Dolandeso in Boro, Kulon Progo outside of Yogyakarta. This is a project to give students from upper class schools the opportunity to live in a village and experience nature and learn about the simple things in life that often they are out of touch with due to the fast paced gadget filled life in society today.

We are realizing that there are certain aspect of life that are missing in modern society which cannot be obtained by knowledge based education but that the village community richly possesses and that villagers themselves can actually teach us these virtues when given the opportunity.

Central Java Project This month we brought 18 high school students from the Gandhi International School in Bali to Boro for 4 days of this life changing experience. The students were divided up in groups of 2 and placed in a family home to be involved in everything their foster family did for a living, this meant waking before the sun comes up, going to the market, working in the rice fields and cooking at home.

It was amazing to see these students slowly change from their first day of complaining about almost everything in their new physical situation without conveniences and then to see them actually crying when leaving their temporary foster parents and sharing what they learned from the 4 day experience, predominately on the topic of appreciation and thankfulness, simple but extremely priceless virtues.

Central Java Project We always consider it an honor to participate and be a small part in changing hearts and minds through this magical experience. A special thanks to the mangers of Dolandeso and their vision with this project.