Medan, Sumatra


IHF operates an Education Center in the Indonesian city of Medan.

The IHF Medan Center has the highest number of students attending classes on a regular basis. The center offers daily English, Computer, and Math classes for students, ranging from SD1 level (first year primary school) to SMA (senior high school) level. There are also IHF Education Program (TEP) students who live in Patumbak, a small, impoverished village outside of Medan.

Medan’s Diverse Communities

Medan is the third largest city in one of Indonesia’s main islands, Sumatra. The city has diverse communities that reflect its cultural history. Many tribes call Medan home including the Bataknese, Javanese, Melayunese, Chinese, Indian, Acehnese, and Padangnese. No other city in Indonesia has the unique cultural diversity that Medan offers.


Family Structure

Many of our students are raised in single-parent families, either by single mothers (whose husbands are deceased) who work as housemaids, pedi-cab drivers, or other laborers who make below-living wages.

With this type of family structure it is difficult for people to offer their family financial security, especially when their entire income is solely dependent on whether they are able to find customers each day. Some of the students who attend our IHF Medan Center have no other option but to live with their grandparents after their parents abandon them.

At IHF Medan Center our goal is to help the children from these impoverished families be the next great leaders by expanding their knowledge and confidence through academic and social development. We want to help raise them up to be adults who will be competitive applicants for successful positions that will make a difference within their communities, allowing them to break the poverty cycle once and for all.

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UP & Coming News

The IHF Medan Center strives to provide a perfect place for children to expand their studies and experiences. Activating, educating, and empowering the children can not be done alone. That’s why we have a working team of local and international volunteers, and sponsors and donors.

Improving the program and services to children and people within the community is our priority, for which fundraising is essential. The main goal is for each class and student to obtain sponsorship so they can learn effectively.

Currently, we are in the midst of fundraising brainstorming. One of our top fundraising events so far is “Melody for Humanity,” which is a musical performance by Ramabeth, Tiur, and Fires, our local Volunteers. We cooperated with some cafes around the center and raised money for our programs by sharing our musical talents.

The second plan is Intensive TOEFL and Conversation for local colleges. Our international and local volunteers will be working together to make our goal possible by fundraising a small amount of Rupiah that will go toward educating impoverished children within the community.

We will be hosting musical performances every two weeks and plan the intensive TOEFL and Conversation for local colleges in the middle of November.

Reaching the community around the center and the global community is important, so we have a program named “$1 to help Education.” We will spread posters and magazines about our activities while collecting the funds from the community.

At the end of the month we will release a report on the progress and continuously post our daily activities through our social media platforms.

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