February 2014 Project Update

Educational Sponsorship for Orphans in Lembang

Educational Sponsorship for Orphans in Lembang Family Care Indonesia volunteers recently visited Rumah Kasih Orphanage in Lembang to present educational sponsorships to two orphans to help toward their college education. This educational support will help cover the cost of their first year’s tuition and college textbooks. Ekari is studying at a poly-technical institute and Henny at a teachers’ college.

Family Care Indonesia volunteers visit Rumah Kasih Orphanage regularly to teach motivational English classes and interact with the orphans.

Educational Sponsorship for Orphans in Lembang Educational Sponsorship for Orphans in Lembang

 

 

 

 

 

 
 


Activities with YKAKI (Yayasan Kasih Anak Kanker Indonesia)

Activities with YKAKI (Yayasan Kasih Anak Kanker Indonesia) Family Care Indonesia members Sharon and Mary presented “Joy Jars” from the Jesse Rees Foundation, sent from the USA, to the YKAKI center this month.

The Joy Jars were received with great joy and anticipation liken to little kids on Christmas morning or a Joyous Idul Fidtri celebration.

The children and parents also enjoyed a fun story on being positive and we had lot of fun doing a T-shirt painting activity, all for a fun filled afternoon.

Pleases don’t miss viewing this exciting true story about Jesse Rees.

Activities with YKAKI (Yayasan Kasih Anak Kanker Indonesia) Activities with YKAKI (Yayasan Kasih Anak Kanker Indonesia)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Relief for Mount Kelud Eruption in East Java

Relief for Mount Kelud Eruption in East Java Family Care Indonesia volunteers Albert and Andre teamed up with One Team Foundation to visit and provide relief for the victims of the Mount Kelud volcanic eruption. We based out of Kediri and visited the villages near the volcano; distributing about 4,000 liters of water, 3,000 ready cooked meals and 10,000 masks to protect the residents from the volcanic ash and dust in the air.

One Team Foundation donated funds to the elderly people as well, to assist them with rebuilding their homes and lives. We also talked with and encouraged many of the people we met, and heard an incredible story in the village of Sanding:

When the volcano erupted large rocks and ash emitted, raining down for 3 hours. During the chaos many people panicked and fled, many of them leaving their houses unattended too.

So Pastor Joseph Selamat, in the middle of all the ash and rock-fall, ran out using an old table as a shield and went from house to house, making sure the doors and windows were shut and the remaining inhabitants were okay. What a courageous story!

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Relief for Flooding in Jakarta Area

Relief for Flooding in Jakarta Area One area that Family Care Indonesia has been helping for many years is Sembilangan Island, located in Bekasi. During the rainy season this small island was submerged. Our friends in the area contacted us to assist the families affected by the flooding. We collected rice, soap, sardines, bread and other items to provide for 250 families.

Kentucky Fried Chicken also provided meal packages. Many of our friends volunteered in this effort and the distribution was conducted in one of the schools.

We also distributed 100 donated school backpacks to SD students who gathered at the school during the food distribution.

Special thanks to everyone who participated to make this project a success.

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The STEPS Program Continues

The STEPS Program Continues Family Care Indonesia volunteers conduct a 2 hour seminar in Mangarai, Jakarta for 17 teachers from Yayasan Sahbat Anak, an organization that gives education to street children.

Our seminar was on the topic of the importance of early learning and how to use the STEPS Character Building curriculum.

We had a very meaningful question and answer time which provided a wonderful opportunity for interaction with the teachers.


Relief for Flooding in Manado, North Sulawesi

Relief for Flooding in Manado, North Sulawesi Family Care Indonesia volunteers arrive in Manado North Sulawesi, Indonesia one month after the worst flooding that has ever happened in this area. Our team spent one week in Manado visiting victims offering encouragement and support.

We interacted with families and offered cash assistance directly to those that we felt were the most desperate and needy. In one situation we bought school uniforms for 14 children who had lost everything and were living in an unfinished church that was housing 5 families.

We met with (PAUD) preschool teachers in the area and gave them sponsored sets of the STEPS Character Building books. Besides offering physical assistance our volunteers spend time listening to people to hear their heart cries.

Special thanks to the parents and teachers of Rainbow Learning Center in Tangerang who collected donations to help Manado.

Relief for Flooding in Manado, North Sulawesi Relief for Flooding in Manado, North Sulawesi Relief for Flooding in Manado, North Sulawesi