New home for Afghan and Somali unaccompanied children

Leslie Wilson | October 20, 2016


New home for unaccompanied boys

In Indonesia I joined the official opening of the 3rd of 5 group homes CWS organizes for unaccompanied and separated (refugee) children. The Jakarta neighborhood where we are renting the house for 40 Afghan and Somali boys has been quite welcoming, which is great for the boys who have left so much, including their families, behind in search of better lives. As I was leaving the house, the boy in the yellow shirt was arriving by a complicated route from Afghanistan to join the others in making the rented house into their new home … for now. Join me in wishing them well!

Leslie Wilson is CWS Asia Regional Director, who visited Indonesia in Oct 2016.


Since we can share photos of our kids only in profile or shadow, here’s one of the adults who were there to stand by the “Thanks to the US Government” sign, which graces the upstairs common space. The men at the left are our Afghan and Somali translators both of whom are also adult supporters for the boys and trusted liaisons to their respective refugee communities in Jakarta. The UNHCR rep is in the robin’s egg blue vest, and the other guys are our CWS Indonesia team leaders, Dino, Michael and Andi.

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