Category: Charities

Meet Natalia Perry

Founder and Director of Safe Childhoods Foundation, Natalia has spent over a decade supporting abused children around the world. She has worked in 11 countries in 11...

A Green project recyclable collection team at work in Cilandak

Recycling in Jakarta

If you are like me and you can't bear the idea of throwing away a growing amount of plastic, metal and glass containers every day, contributing to the clutter of...

A Home Called Lestari Sayang Anak

A Home Called Lestari Sayang Anak

According to a 2008 survey by Save the Children, up to half a million children live in residential care in Indonesia, a frightening number. It is even more frightening...

Taman Bacaan Pelangi

Painting the Colours of Literacy in Eastern Indonesia

Eastern Indonesia is a realm of a million wonders. A region rich in panoramic landscapes, biodiversity, and ancestral traditions, much of Eastern Indonesia remains...


His mind was tired from too little sleep, his head itchy with a stomach that was groaning from barely enough to eat. As far as his home was concerned, he was just a...

The Safe Childhoods Foundation

The Safe Childhoods Foundation

The Safe Childhoods Foundation considers every childhood to be precious. Their dedicated team provides healthcare and aid packages to those living in absolute poverty...

Ewa with Kopernik co-workers

Kopernik: Serving the Last Mile

More than a decade ago, Ewa Wojkowska remembers driving at night in complete darkness through a remote town in East Timor. Located in one of the poorest districts of...

Contemporary Circus

Contemporary Circus

There was a time when the circus was a travelling show with performers, freak shows, and a herd of animals as good old family entertainment. In the early 20th century,...

IHF - International Humanity Foundation

Travelling with a Purpose

Ever wondered what it is like to come to Indonesia for a volunteer abroad programme or contribute your time to a worthy cause as a local expat in Jakarta? International...

Karangasem Special Children’s Penitentiary

A Model for Rehabilitiation

The children’s penitentiary in Karangasem primarily houses young boys aged 12-18. It is a model for juvenile rehabilitation. Governor Ketut Artha, fondly referred to...

Robin Lim

Meet Robin Lim, also known as ‘Ibu Robin’, Founder and Executive Director of Yayasan Bumi Sehat [Healthy Mother Earth Foundation].  Robin was awarded the...

Movember – In your Face, Cancer!

There are two kinds of men in the world: those who can pull off a moustache and those who can’t. Movember, a month-long campaign to raise awareness for prostate...

Savage Swangis, Boogey Men and A Bird on a Wire

Savage Swangis, Boogey Men, and “A Bird on a Wire”

It cut through the night like a knife with a vengeance and silence fell in two; the dogs woke, pricked up their ears, barely whined and curled up tighter, eyes searching...


Volunteering in Indonesia

Individuals from all over the world come to Indonesia for a variety of reasons. Some arrive for the purpose of exploration, some for the purpose of employment, and...






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