Kampus Diakonia Modern (KDM) is a shelter for street children, with age ranging from 5 to 20 years. The children have been wandering around at stations or other places in the city where they were taken by KDM. Some are orphans, others come from problem families and the house has been shut off or run away.
The children live in KDM’s area, go there to school and ultimately guide to independent living and the labor market.
KDM has five different units to achieve this. Rescue and Adaptation which recruits the children and adds the practical initial values. Then they come under the Parenting Unit where the children live under supervision in different living rooms. The children are coached by supervisors who bring standards, values and social skills. At the same time they fall under the Basic Education Unit. The children have a different level of knowledge, some are not or very low educated, others already have a base and can, for example, read and write. The Basic Education Unit consists of three classrooms teaching at different adapted levels. Thereafter there is a special department (Entrepeneurship) which guides the older children to the labor market from around 16 years. A special workshop has been built for this guidance and development of skills and talent.
Werkgroep ’72 provides financial assistance for construction projects, the acquisition of educational materials and external specialized courses for children. In addition, it will help with the preparation of scheduled maintenance and advice in the field of human resources.
Yayasan Sayap Ibu
Yayasan Sayap Ibu (YSI) is a shelter for children who cannot be cared for by their parents for a variety of reasons. The majority of the children were given for adoption. The organization has strict rules and is the only organization accredited by the Indonesian government to regulate national and international adoptions. They also offer the opportunity to allow children to stay temporarily in the orphanage, as parents (and family) cannot provide the necessary care due to sudden setbacks. In addition, YSI training organizes for staff, gives advice and consultation to people with adoption, advises families where problems are present, donates food and milk powder to families who otherwise could not afford their children, provides therapy for children with a Disability or major disadvantage. There are three homes: one in Yogyakarta, one in Bintaro (where heavier handicapped children are collected) and one in Jakarta.
For years, a group of volunteers, every Wednesday morning, goes to the hostel in Jakarta. They play with the babies and toddlers, read them for, sing with them. In short, they try to challenge them in a variety of ways to develop further. The number of children varies as children regularly leave or leave for adoption.
Each month, a volunteer of Werkgroep ’72 per child makes one or more pictures stored in a photo book at the administration. Upon adoption, the adoptive parents get the booklet so that they and the child have a reference.