Tag Indonesia

Public School Access for Refugee Children in Jakarta

Most refugee and asylum-seeking children in Indonesia are left out of the nation’s formal education system. In partnership with UMCOR – United Methodist Committee On Relief, we’re working to change this. As a first step, we’re hosting information sessions for parents (pictured) and enrolling children in Indonesian language classes. When the students officially join public […]

CWS Stands Ready to Respond to Serial Disasters Across Indonesia

Tragically, Indonesia has been hit in recent days with a series of devastating natural disasters. There is not yet a call for CWS staff to join government-led response activities. But we are monitoring the situation and are ready to help in partnership with ACT Indonesia Forum member. As of Sunday evening, January 17th, the death […]

Refugee and Asylum-seeking Children Give Thanks for CWS Support

A very difficult year, 2020, is drawing to a close. And, despite the heartache of being separated from their families, and the added threats posed by COVID-19, a group of children and teens who live in Church World Service care in Jakarta, Indonesia, took time to thank one of our generous friends for his support […]

Household latrines help families in Indonesia stay healthy during Covid-19

Disaster struck the village of Balongga in Indonesia in September 2018. A massive earthquake–and the resulting tsunamis and land liquefaction–destroyed or badly damaged most houses here. Today, many families in Balongga still live in “temporary” shelters that organizations including CWS helped them build. They are meant to be an intermediate solution and have a couple […]

Eggs and chickens: emergency nutrition + long-term resilience

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the government of South Central Timor, Indonesia, closed public markets. And with all local markets closed, Afes worried. He wouldn’t be able to sell his cassava or banana harvests, and his family urgently needed the money. His recent corn crop had failed because there wasn’t enough rain, so his […]

Three 16-year-old Refugees Take Top Honors In CWS World Refugee Day Poster Contest

To mark World Refugee Day 2020 in a time of social distancing and movement restrictions, CWS organized a stay-at-home poster contest among the boys who live in group homes we support in Jakarta. Originally from Afghanistan, Asadi was awarded First Prize. He told the judges he was happy to have positive activity to help pass […]

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