July 2010 Project Update

Early Learning Seminars in Jayapura, Papua

Early Learning Seminars in Jayapura, Papua

This month four Family Care Indonesia volunteers visited Papua Province to initiate new projects in this region. With our initial focus on Jayapura and the surrounding area we held seminars, visited schools and orphanages, gave counseling, engaged in several meetings and conducted surveys for future ways to help.

Our principal focus was to support education. A team of qualified educationalists from FCI held an Early Learning Seminar aimed at satisfying the need for “Professional Training for Teachers & Parents”. The seminar focus was on the importance of early learning and character building. It also promotes a values-based education that is lively and fun.

To this end we organized 6 educational seminars in both Jayapura and Sentani with 227 attendees and 52 sets of seminar material donated. Those attending were PAUD teachers, school teachers, parents, and also nannies.

Early Learning Seminars in Jayapura, Papua

Sponsored packages of educational material were given to schools that have a hard time purchasing quality material. We donated VCDs, books, and motivational magazines to several schools that provide free education to Papuan children.

Character building and values based education is on the rise and is seen as an important tool in positively influencing future generations. During our three week stay we met many people who not only helped but are interested in continuing to support FCI's future efforts in Papua.
 


Participating the Asia Pacific Hemophilia Camp hosted by Bayer Schering

Participating the Asia Pacific Hemophilia Camp hosted by Bayer Schering

Family Care Indonesia volunteers, participated in the 2010 Asia-Pacific Hemophilia camp, which was held in Bogor hosted by the pharmaceutical company Bayer Schering.

FCI volunteers conducted an Edutainment Fun Arts and Crafts program for around 60 people; 25 boys from ages 7-20 who suffer from Hemophilia. We enjoyed a fun filled time creating origami shapes, painting t-shirts and learning how to sculpture with balloons.

Despite their serious conditions, each of the children displayed at all times a happy smile and a zest for living. Our volunteers did their best to make the time spent with them fun and exciting. We had a wonderful time interacting with the parents and all the staff present as well.