June 2010 Project Update

Medical Clinic Assistance at Kebon Nanas

Medical Clinic Assistance at Kebon Nanas

Family Care Indonesia once more joined together with Saint Antonius Clinic for community social service in Kebon Nanas with a Puppet performance, games, magic, balloon art and more for over 40 children of local families. Thanks to the generosity of sponsors and Pondok Toejoeh alongside the help of Alumni FHUI 2008, free general medical assistance and dental care was received by over 300 patients.

At the same time, over 700 families received donations of basic items including rice, oil, sugar, soap, instant noodles, milk, coffee, and other household items.

The recipients of these gifts for the most part survive through collecting materials for recycling, heavy labor, or are buskers or housemaids.


Drug Rehabilitation at BNN

Drug Rehabilitation at BNN

BNN assists the entire country through it’s rehabilitation facilities with the BNP (Provincial Narcotics Body). The participants in the rehabilitation program based in Lido have increased in number and the program has been escalated. One way they have been able to manage this is through their new facility in the Thousand Islands.

Family Care Indonesia volunteers have likewise stepped up their role in the rehabilitation by increasing the number of sessions they contribute through English language instruction, computer training and psychological guidance to the participants.

Included in their guidance sessions are such subjects as: valuing life, developing a positive outlook, personal cleanliness and manners (most drug addicts lose their sense of care for their surroundings), self–discipline, teamwork, overcoming vices, and teaching other positive traits.


Motivation for Graduating Students

Motivation for Graduating Students

On Sembilangan Island, where Family Care Indonesia volunteers have been working closely with the only local school for many years, we attended the year–end school graduation program and encouraged the ranking students to continue to study hard.

Part of our contribution included a small gift to motivate the students in their studies. The gift consisted of writing notebooks, perfume, a watch, a set of coloring pencils, and other things.

This is the second year we were able to get involved in this school year–end program.

A special thanks to those who contributed towards the gifts given to the students!


Continuing our Work on Flores Island

Continuing our Work on Flores Island

Family Care Indonesia volunteers visited Flores for the second time this year to continue our educational material distribution program at poor schools in West Flores.

On this trip we also brought along two volunteer trainees from Taiwan and Korea to experience firsthand the unique culture of East Indonesia and get an opportunity to be directly involved in our social projects.

Basing out of Ruteng, we distributed a large amount of educational supplies, clothing to the children many of whom lack such basic clothing items as underwear and shoes.

We are currently gathering more donated items for our next trip to Flores.