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INTRODUCTION

 

Bandung is a large city on the island of Java in Indonesia. The Bandung Street Children Program (BSCP) makes a difference in the lives of street children in Bandung by:

 

  • Organising daily on-the-street Art in a Box events to entertain, monitor and support street children
  • Providing a loving home and an education for street girls without (responsible) caregivers in our BSCP Home for Girls

 

To finance our organisation, we collect funds from several (international) sources:

 

  • We welcome donations from all organisations or individuals
  • We sell cards (handmade by the street children), T-shirts, coasters and other interesting items to raise funds
  • We encourage people all over the world to become paying members of our official Association
  • We work with local organisations and businesses who want to contribute to the welfare of street children in Bandung

BACKGROUND

OF THE PROGRAM

 

The Bandung Street Children Program (BSCP) was initiated in 2010 by members of Rotary Club Bandung Braga Metropolitan to make a difference in the lives of the many street children in Bandung, a large city in West Java, Indonesia.

 

The Bandung Street Children Program is officially run and overseen by the Perkumpulan Sanggar Sahabat Anak (loosely translated this means: the friendly place for children association), a formal and legal non-profit entity that was established in 2014 to run and oversee the Bandung Street Children Program.

 

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ART IN A BOX

ON-THE-STREET ART EVENTS FOR STREET CHILDREN

 

Every day, trained outreach workers visit certain locations in Bandung where they know street children hang out. The outreach worker spreads out a plastic mat and prepares the art materials: coloured paint, paper, pens, reading books, colouring books, cardboard, glue, scissors and so on.

 

The street kids, from toddlers to older teenagers, know what is coming and can't wait to start! The children can express their emotions through art and, for a few hours, forget about their tough life on the street.

 

But through these Art in a Box events, our outreach workers also get to know the street children in the various areas personally. They advise them on issues such as hygiene, nutrition, drug abuse or medical care.

 

If they see a child with a serious issue, our program can provide short and long-term social and medical support.

 

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BSCP HOME FOR GIRLS

A LOVING HOME AND AN EDUCATION FOR STREET GIRLS

 

The BSCP Home for Girls provides a loving home and an education for street girls without proper caregivers, the highest at-risk group of all the street children.

 

We identify (young) girls on the street with a high risk of abuse, neglect or a future career in prostitution. If all conditions are met, we will take her into our BSCP Home for Girls.

 

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