Text & Photo: Stefano Romano
Jakarta, or the Special Capital Region of Jakarta, is the capital of Indonesia, the largest city in the country, and one of the most populous urban agglomerations on earth. Jakarta is currently the largest city in Southeast Asia and its metro area is so large it has its own name: Jabodetabek (for the initials of Jakarta, Bogor, Depok, Tangerang and Bekasi).
Jakarta is located on the coast of Java with an estimated 2016 population of over 10 million people. The metropolitan area of Jabodetabek has a population that exceeds 30 million with a total area of 4,384 square kilometers (1,693 sq mi). The city proper has a very high population density of 14,464 people per square kilometer (37,460/ sq mi), while the metro area has a density of 4,383 people/sq km (11,353/sq mi).
Jakarta has an estimated population of over 10 million people in 2016, up from 9,607,787 recorded during the 2010 Census. According to the Indonesian Ministry of Social Affairs, 40,000 homeless children are living in Indonesia, 11,000 of them in Jakarta alone.
The Foundation Yayasan Kebun Anggur, start from three years, to establish a tutoring center for the children of the nation in every margine area in Indonesia, with any kind of school subject, English Language, and Character Building in a purpose to bring the children to be smart intellectually and emotionally. And also with taking care of the hygiene and health factors of the children and their environments through any social activities. The foundation was established on 10 June 2014.
The founders are Djoko Warsieono Sidik, Asta Wijaya, Soewandi Linggohartono, Agus Adiguna and Chandra Wijaya.
Nowadays there are four locations in Jakarta: Plumpang (the first with almost 200 children), Teluk Gong, Jelambar and Kapuk. There are four locations in West Kalimantan: Nyadong, Kerohok, Longkong and Ringo Tembawang. One location in Ogan Komering Ilir Lampung.
Twelve teachers in Jakarta, 8 teachers in West Kalimantan and 1 teacher in Lampung with around 400 students in Jakarta, 100 students in West Kalimantan and 30 students in Lampung. The Foundation is interreligious: the teachers are of the Christian, Islamic and Buddhist faith.
The aim of this Foundation is in its name, as said one of the Founder Pak Djoko: “We have chosen the field of grapes, because we are like farmers who have to make sweets such as grapes the hardened souls from the life of these children”.
The heart of their social activities, leading the Teacher in the darkest and hardest places in Jakarta and other cities, it’s just to work on the character of children, so that they can escape from the social label of poor and unlucky children. To born in an unfortunate place or live under the level of the ground does not mean being unhappy forever. With the love and culture you can break this chain.
This is the Mission of Yayasan Kebun Anggur:
– Establish the tutoring centers for children in School Subjects and English Language.
– Bring character Building for the children through daily-life stories, get and share values, give obedience projects to train them in daily applications and also the important thing is teachers should have a role as models.
– Share nutritious foods for children, such as: milk, soup, eggs, green beans, etc.
– Send doctors to do health examminations for children regularly.
– Teach the children on how taking care of their own health, such as: washing hands, cutting hair, cutting nails, brushing teeth, cleaning ears, etc.
– Take the children on study tour such as to: museums, public gardens, zoo, etc.
– Distribute donations from the donors to children who follow the tutoring program.
– Establish Social Service in the area where the children who follow the tutoring live with activities such as: Health seminar, free medical treatment, free haircut, fogging, etc.
“Always by the side of Children”