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

EVENTS


The Indonesian team is busy preparing for the Kartini’s Day event that will happen in the last week of April. We will have an all female webinar speaker from tourism ambassador, business owner, & scholarship degree abroad. What’s going to be exciting is to hear from not just one but two speakers from IHF Children, they are twin sisters Jannesa & Joanne! Are you excited to hear how women support women & we can reach our dreams too regardless of our gender?? Stay tuned!



Have you ever tried fasting before? During this month, our fellow Muslims exercise full month fasting even our young boys & girls also exercise fasting too. It reminds us of our less fortunate fellows who can’t eat and have access to clean water to drink. That’s why we need to be grateful for what we have, conserve clean water, and don’t forget to help less fortunate people. Eid al-Fitr usually celebrated with giving donations and grocery supplies for people in need, if you’d like to do this you can drop them to our Jakarta Center or direct bank transfer to Yayasan Asah Asih Asuh (Bank Mandiri) 006-001-042-030-9. 



We are so glad to welcome our new local GLDs Dhea & Wildan. Dhea is going to work for Jakarta Center. She’ll be involved in the Event Coordinator Team, Awards with Writing Editing for their interviews, Mentoring with Educational Mentors, Indonesia Fundraising. 

Wildan is going to work for Bali Center. His teams are Media PR, Indonesia Education, Indonesia Mentor, Graphic, Website. 

So excited to see the young generation in making this world a better place. You can join us too https://ihfonline.org/volunteer-application-form/ 


April 2022

 

Finances


Entering the month of Ramadhan when everyone wants to spend with their family and relatives but sadly some of our IHF children don’t have their biological family. But they can always count on us, we will support them from the emotional and education development sector. And for financial support, we need your help. We have 8 children who have not received TEP sponsorship yet.. The sponsorship, called The Education Program (TEP), that they received will be used to provide the things that help them with their education, such as to buy books and school supplies, to pay school transportation costs and to pay extracurricular fees, or to buy lunch. A portion of the TEP sponsorship will also be used to fund the classes in IHF. This will really help them to be able to continue their education.


You can help these kids to provide the stuff they need to continue their education by sponsoring them! By simply go to https://ihfonline.org/sponsor-program/ to sponsor these kids. 


There’s also another way to help Indonesian education which is to fund our classes so we can continue to provide a better education system 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 the https://ihfonline.org/sponsor-program/ page and make a donation today! 



Fundraising needs


Ramadan is also symbolized by sharing charity with people in your neighborhood, where some people would share food supplies or money. Celebrate and share Ramadan with us: 

Send direct food or any kind of daily supplies to our Center, or 

Donate by scanning QR code Yayasan Asah Asih Asuh with your mobile banking app. Donate unique nominal 1 (example Rp 100.001,-) for IHF Medan, 2 (example Rp 100.002,-) for IHF Jakarta, 3 (example Rp 100.003,-) for IHF Bali


By the end of April, we’re going to celebrate Kartini’s Day. We’ve Invited inspirational women speakers and rhis year we are excited to be including IHF children (girl/s) to be the speakers too! Where we will listen to these powerful and impactful women/girls. This is an external fundraising event, to join this event you need to 

Donate any amount, 

Share your donation receipt,

Our team will guide you through,

All donated money will be used to provide better education for the children.

Please contact event.open@ihfonline.org or marcella@ihfonline.org if you’re interested to join! Come & support our girls’ dreams and education!


Last month we were focusing on crowdfunding for Indri. Donated money is sent through our web and through our crowdfunding. There’s always good people out there, they just need to know where to allocate their kindness. Towards the end of March, we received a direct donation to Yayasan Asah Asih Asuh bank account and if combined with donated money through the site, we have achieved our goal! Yippee.. Stay tuned for more update about Indri returning to school!

 

 

 

HIGHLIGHT OF THE MONTH:

 

Sofiyan

 

 

 

Hi, my name Sofiyan Muhamad Jaiz. Sofiyan, for short. I was born in Jakarta on the 9th of June 2002. I’m the second child out of three children in a family of simple traders. I completed my elementary school at SDN 07 Cipinang Muara, Jakarta before continuing my vocational studies at Kemala Bhayangkari 1 Jakarta. Besides my education, I’m a fashion and video editing enthusiast. Long story short, when I went to school I always wanted to be able to speak English and other languages, but couldn’t because of my parents’ economic limitations. I felt that my goals were out of reach until I finally found the International Humanity foundation (IHF). Since then, I have been in IHF for approximately 10 years. 

Being an IHF student since the 4th grade, I’ve gained tons of experience while learning new skills. In High School, we get to meet students from different schools where we were able to build an everlasting connection. Even until now, being an IHF alumni, we still keep in touch and meet each other. Besides that, all of the teachers were very kind. They like to tell stories, sharing their own personal experience. Here, I get to live vicariously through their stories about countries outside of Indonesia and alas, learn about their language and culture. Their teaching methods were also amazing. Most teachers provide workshops that hone our skills; both soft and core. Personally, before being in IHF, I wasn’t much of a public speaker. Having a substantial amount of presentation projects, I was able to develop my public speaking ability. 

 

I was also an occasional informal Mathematics teacher in IHF for elementary school children. Here, I further gained more experience. I learnt how to be patient and emotionally aware for kids that young. Through this, I was able to share stories with the kids of this generation and the best teaching methods according to them. 

 

I believe that IHF has given me the right amount of opportunity and facility to further develop my skills. It became my second home where I can learn while having fun and sharing ideas with people around me. Not only do the teachers teach school subjects but also manners. Things that I learnt in IHF are useful and Alhamdulillah now I am a student at Singaperbangsa Karawang State University majoring in Electrical Engineering. I want to thank the teachers who have taught and educated me. It turns out that we can overcome limitations as long as there is a will.

 

That’s all from me thank you 🙏

 

 
 

 

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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The Jakarta Center would like to give an award for Ade Sucipto this month (March). For being an Excellent Board Member of the Year. He has been with us since the beginning of the IHF Indonesia journey.




INTERVIEW

I am Ade Sucipto, from International Humanity Foundation Jakarta, Indonesia. Before coming to IHF; I was one of the students in Yayasan Kuncup Mekar Wangi (Free Course For The Poor). I first met IHF CEO, Carol, at Yayasan and where she introduced IHF to us. At that time I was still Senior High School student, and my financial wasn’t really good and it became problem for my education. Thank God I met with my mom, Carol (The IHF Founder) ya I used to call her mom. She asked me to join with IHF so that she could help me with my education and then I decided to join with IHF.

 

In IHF Jakarta center, I wasn’t the only child who lived there. We were about nine children who stayed here at that time. We lived as part of the IHF Family because we ate, studied and played together. Moreover, we also had a free course (Bimbel Gratis) program which is still running even today for the poor and many students come to study in IHF through this program. We have some classes running in our center such as English, Math, Computer and also Life skill. They’re so happy to study here because they learn something that they don’t get in their school such as computer lesson, learning English with the foreigners (Native Speaker) and also they’ve got many new friends.

In IHF, we have so many volunteers coming from all over the world such as America, Australia, England, China and etc. They come here with their own money. They come here to be volunteers and help us to develop our skills and motivate us to keep studying so that we can reach our dreams. I felt lucky and grateful to become part of IHF Family because I have learned so many things from this wonderful place such as languages, many different cultures and also technology.

I am so thankful for what IHF has done to me and many Indonesian kids. It’s really meaningful for us. Today, I reached my dream with the help of IHF to become a teacher. I teach in a school called Embun Pagi Islamic School, for elementary students. I teach English, Science and Math for my beloved students.

I have become IHF Board Member since 2009. My job is to make sure that the IHF free classes program keep running well for the poor, being one of IHF Board Members has given me much lessons such as responsibility, leadership, public speaking skills and etc. One of the reasons that inspire me to be volunteer or board member in IHF is that I have seen many poor kids that don’t have access to good education because their economic condition is not too good so I want to help them as much as I can through IHF. Until today, I am still meeting many amazing volunteers from Indonesia also from abroad. I hope with the help of IHF volunteers, we can make a better world together and make a difference in people’s lives. Thank you so much IHF. 

Ade, IHF Board Member


Fundraising Priorities

Past Events

In the month of March, most Jakarta Children are battling with their mid-term exams from school. Do you remember those feelings when you need to squeeze your brain for a week of exams? We hope hard work pays off for all Indonesian students. Having any kind of support through thick and thin is very important, especially when it comes to children’s development. IHF Indonesia would like to present the Indonesia Mentorship Program, where they would be IHF Indonesian children’s new best friends & advocates, and guides in reaching their dream. If you’d like to take part in their development, please join us as a volunteer with this link https://ihfonline.org/volunteer-application-form/

 

At the end of March we are celebrating World Water Day, as water is the source of life. We would like to encourage our IHF children to be more aware about the importance of water and what they can do as the future leader. But of course in an interactive and attractive way! Wanna know how it turns out? Stay tuned for our next month’s update!

 

Are you a feminist? Because next month we are going to celebrate Kartini’s Day, an Indonesian hero who fought for women empowerment especially in education.. If you’d like to support our kids (specifically girls) telling them they can do anything they want to do, be whoever they want to be. Don’t miss our event! Ticket purchased is going to support a better education system for our IHF children, for more information follow our instagram or contact +62 878-8056-4871 (Jakarta Center).

 

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