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Bogor project

Asy Syifa

This year’s project focuses around an orphanage, located in Bogor. Until now, the owner donates the rent to the orphanage. But because the building is in a really bad condition, the owner wants to sell the house. That’s why we want to help the orphanage to buy and renovate the building so the kids can stay in the orphanage. So we asked the kids to make drawings. The kids in the orphanage in some cases don´t have parents. But the orphanage gives shelter to kids from poor families as well. This doesn´t mean the kids don´t have any dreams. In fact, they are very eager to learn to speak English and are dreaming to become a doctor, nurse or even a astronaut. With your help we can get these kids a step closer in realizing their dream.

About the kids

This center  has about 65 children, ages ranging from 5 to 20 years old that regularly attend the center. The children have backgrounds such as single parent families, orphans, disability’s, malnutrition and low income. Most kids go to government schools with little or no English education. Some of the kids go to school in the morning and some in the afternoon. There is no other place for the children to meet and learn and play.

What is needed?

Because the building will be for sale soon our plans are to buy and renovate the building first. We would like to remove the interior walls to make the space feel more bigger and usable. Make the ceiling higher to give it a bigger feeling and better circulation with more windows for natural light. Also in the front we would like to catch the rain water for cleaning or washing their feet before they enter the center.