Australia Oikos Care is proud to be a partner for Project J773N CARE Development Project, Indonesia with Global Development Group (ABN 57 102 400 993), an Australian DFAT approved Non-Government Organisation carrying out quality humanitarian projects with approved partners and providing aid to relieve poverty and provide long term solutions. Global Development Group takes responsibility of the project according to DFAT rules providing a governance role and assisting in the areas of planning, monitoring, evaluating and auditing to ensure the projects are carried out to DFAT requirements. Tax deductible receipts for gifts over $2 with a preference for this GDG approved aid and development project J773N will be issued by Australia Oikos Care Trust (ABN 64 536 107 625). If funds raised exceed the requirement for this project, the funds may be directed to a similar project activity. Please note that no non-development (evangelistic, political or welfare) activities are funded by any of these projects. For more information please visit www.globaldevelopment.org.au
Indonesia has a population of 247million. There are many urban areas in Jakarta, including slums, where children are either orphaned or so poor that their parents can’t afford to educate them. They are caught in the poverty cycle with no escape.
This project seeks to help impoverished children and teenagers, in two different locations, out of poverty by giving them the opportunity to go to school and provide them with vocational skills training that will enable them to earn an income and change the course of their future.
Two primary schools in urban slums are supported by the project. One school is constructed in a dumpsite, where parents work as recyclers, and children are at risk of being drawn into work and out of school. Children completing education will have more employment options. Specifically, they will not become employed in the dump and other very low paid work, and will not become trapped by debt. Health improvements will enable better school attendance.
The project aims to break the poverty cycle for 100 students from 3 marginal communities in Jakarta with 33 graduating per year. Indirect beneficiaries in the two communities number 500.
Recently monitored by GDG, the two small schools have been well constructed and basically equipped and staffed. These schools are embedded in very poor slum conditions, but standout as hopeful and positive influences in these communities. In-Country partner, YCARE, is well established, with good staff and proven track record. An effective education model of small class sizes and motivated teachers is operated by YCARE. They also run other similar schools that are looking for further support.