In a riverside community in Yogyakarta, children are given the opportunity to partake in weekly classes offered by Project Child Indonesia. The classes take place two times a week during the afternoon in one community named Kricak Kidul. They are attended regularly by around 50 children. Lessons are taught bilingual in English and Indonesian by Indonesian and international volunteers.
The project benefits from a broad network of volunteers who are, for the most part, based in Yogyakarta, for either study or work. Project Child also receives support from individuals and groups from all around the world. The expertise offered by our supporters indescribably enhances the progress of the project.
The content of the lessons is specially geared to the children’s needs. They are enabled to learn in a playful way, for example by dancing, singing, painting, and crafting. All necessary teaching materials, as well as healthy food and drinks for physical well-being, are provided by the project. Since many families in Indonesia are poverty-stricken, Project Child hands out pencils and notebooks to every pupil at the beginning of each school year, to lessen the financial burden felt by many families at this time of year.
Furthermore, Project Child runs field trips and projects based upon the interests of the children. An example of a field trip conducted by Project Child was the Green Class, were the children were taken on a field trip to the local zoo or park.