Introduction

The IHF Jakarta Center is located in an eastern suburb of Indonesia’s Capital City. The center is in a fairly large house on a quiet street of private houses. The IHF Jakarta Center is a Children’s Home to a small number of children. The building is also used as an education center, offering free English, Math, Computer, and Special classes on a daily basis.

Poverty in Indonesia’s Capital City

In any capital city, huge disparities between people with different socio-economic backgrounds can be quite prevalent, and Jakarta is no different. Most of the children who attend the IHF Center come from impoverished families, often travelling 1-2km on foot to get to the center. However, most of them are in reasonably good health, well-nourished, and receiving loving care from their parents and relatives.

Family Structure in Jakarta

About 25% to 50% of our IHF students are born to non-Jakartan parents. Because these families lack the support of immediate family members, the children often miss a year of school while the family transitions from their hometowns to Jakarta. The current family structure in Jakarta means that sometimes the children do not come to Jakarta until months, and even years later, after the parents have settled into their new life in the capital. These children often have a hard time adapting to the new city’s school system. If the family suddenly finds themselves struggling financially, the parents may send the children back to the village, which disrupts their educational progress yet again.

To tackle this issue, IHF Jakarta collaborates with the local and expat communities to receive a continuous influx of teaching volunteers to instruct students on different academic levels. Volunteers also hold a variety of classes and workshops, providing students with the opportunity to experience a well-rounded education in all subjects.

The IHF Jakarta Center is a Children’s Home to a small number of children. The building is also used as an education Center, offering English, Math, Computer, and Special classes on a daily basis.

Meet the Jakarta Family

This month, Jakarta has 8 active volunteers in total, 1 Intern, 5 Teacher’s Volunteers and 2 At-Home Volunteers. We are looking for some new Local Volunteers to help us with Fundraising, Event, Media, Curriculum (Class Management), and also Math and English Teachers for online classes.

Location

The Jakarta center is located in a large house on a quiet street. There are three classrooms
in the house, one for each subject. There are children, other volunteers and local staff
staying at the center. 

Sponsorship Goal

In Jakarta Center, we have 7 online classes for Math and English Class ranging from 5th Grade Elementary School to 9th Grade Junior High School, and we also have 1 special activity online class. We need your help to fund our classes so we can continue to provide the education for IHF children. By donating $30 a month, you will help us to cover the operational cost needed to keep the class running. Go to our ‘Class Sponsorship’ page and make a donation today!

 

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Ongoing Events

April ended with heartbreaking news. Indonesia and the world mourned the sinking of Indonesia’s Navy submarine KRI Nanggala-402 in the Bali waters. Our prayers and thoughts are with the families and loved ones of the crewmen who went down with the ship in the early hours of April 21, 2021. May God rest their souls in peace

May 2021

 
 

This month, we start our academic activities with a Special Class about Profession. In this class, our volunteers dedicate one day to share not only their professional careers and stories, but also inspirational messages to IHF children in elementary schools. This class activity aims to give insights as well as motivations to the children so that they don’t lose hope in chasing their dreams. The first profession we introduced to the children is Indonesian Navy: TNI AL (Tentara Nasional Indonesia: Angkatan Laut). In this class, we have Kak Rizal Malawi as our Guest Speaker. Kak Rizal is one of Jakarta local volunteers who is serving in Indonesian Navy, contributing to the cultivation of the maritime sector in Indonesia by providing the nautical safety information through bathymetric data processing. We are planning to keep the Special Class and Online Program continuing. 

 

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Eid Al Fitr

After facing a 30-day long Ramadan, we finally celebrate Eid Al Fitr. Eid day happened to be on 13th of May. This is so unfortunate that the pandemic hasn’t ended this year, so we repeat the same celebration as last year: stay at home, no mass Eid praying in the mosques, and no gathering for more than 5 people in the house.

 

 

 

April 2021

 

Class & Sponsorship

In April, we decided to manage two more classes for the elementary children. We are so thrilled to hear that the 4th Graders frequently requested for online classes as the final exam is coming up in two months. To keep the online program continuing, the sponsors for the classes are highly needed. Be a sponsor today, give impact forever!

 

Welcome back Daus and Evelyn!

Daus has been our English teacher since January 2020. Although his volunteering time was cut shortly after March last year, he is ready to teach his beloved kids again in Grade 4. The better news is that Grade 4 is totally enthusiastic about having online classes not only for English but also Math subjects, and Evelyn (Math teacher for Grade 8) will be filling the teacher position. Thank you Daus & Evelyn!

 

Special Activities: My Profession Series

This month, we are planning to have online Special Activities about jobs and occupations. This event with the title ‘My Profession Series : Mengabdi Kepada Indonesia’, will have a guest speaker Rizal Malawi who works as an Indonesian Navy. He will share his career stories and his service to the country. He will also give inspirational messages to IHF children in elementary schools. This class activity aims to give insights as well as motivations to the children so that they don’t lose hope in chasing their dreams. We are planning to make a series of this event, by inviting other guest speakers from a variety of professions to inspire our children to pursue their dreams

My Profession Series

It went down a treat with all the students - It is so important that we ensure that our students have access to inspirational people and understand their career prospects

 

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Fundraising Priorities

Past Events

February is the month full of love. We are so happy and excited to get a happy news from two of our board members, Ade and Ayu. Ade and Ayu have known each other through IHF. They have been with IHF since the earliest moment of IHF Jakarta. They fall in love during their time as the volunteer in IHF and later Ade asks Ayu’s hand in marriage. And they finally tie the knot on 21st February 2021. The wedding also aired live for their friends and relatives who cannot attend their wedding. There were so many happy tears and joy during the ceremony. All of us in IHF wish a long happy marriage for Ayu and Ade!

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