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