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Yayasan Emmanuel, founded in December 2000, is a not-for-profit social services NGO headquartered in Bogor, Indonesia. It provides services and support to infants, handicapped children, malnourished children, poverty-stricken and scavenger communities. The Foundation helps over 6,700 children and individuals each month through 5 programmes focusing on education, and homes and community services.

Education Division

Outreach Programme

The Outreach Programme (OP) ensures access to education and provides scholarships to over 2,000 disadvantaged and poverty-stricken children in 500 schools every year. The students come from the provinces of DKI Jakarta, West Java, and Central Java. In addition to scholarships from Grades 1 through 12, the programme provides weekly tutoring, mentoring, and supports 50 students through tertiary education. Since 2001, more than 11,000 scholarships have been provided with more than 1,050 students successfully graduating from high school.

Innovative Schools Programme

The Innovative Schools Programme (ISP) is aimed at improving the quality of education and educational experiences of students in West Java in the single most effective way possible; by improving teacher quality.

ISP forms deep, long-term relationships with partner schools, which are selected from applicants with whom YE’s Outreach Programme has existing relationships. ISP then tailors the program to meet the needs of the schools and the educators who work within them. The program takes teachers where they are and engages them in a process of experiential learning, reflection, and the application of contemporary educational research within their school contexts. Since 2010, eight schools have enrolled in the program.

Mobile Library Programme

The Mobile Library Programme (MLP) provides library facilities and books to disadvantaged communities. Particularly in poorer areas, libraries are nonexistent even at the school level. This makes it very difficult for under-privileged children to practice and learn the joys of reading since most would not be able to afford to buy books from the store.

The MLP operates trucks with a specially retrofitted cargo area with over 5,000 donated books to thousands of children in the Bogor, Greater Bogor, and Jakarta area. An annual membership allows the children to check out and enjoy books, learn to appreciate the library and its books and develop a sense of ownership in the program. Since November 2007, the MLP has provided access to books to over 34,600 children and mothers, 1,500 of whom have become permanent registered library members.

Homes & Community Services Division

Orphanage Home Immanuel-Nicolas

The home has housed and cared for forty-two children since December 2000. Currently it houses ten children, from 7 to 9 years of age, from all over Indonesia. Thirty-two children have graduated from the home or been successfully reintegrated into their families. As well as being housed, cared for and fed, children are provided with schooling and given extra-curricular lessons such as drawing, music, sports, computer and English.

Drawing on a holistic model of education, and sensitive to the Indonesian environment, the orphanage encourages all of its children to reach their full potential in a loving and nurturing home so that they may one day become self-reliant adults able to function responsibly and successfully in a complex, difficult and rapidly changing society. The home’s long term focus has, since 2008, shifted to serving children with disabilities.

Food Rescue Programme

The YE Food Rescue Programme (FRP) works with the Jakarta International Hotel Association to secure prepared and perishable food from 15 four and five star hotels in Jakarta to distribute to hungry and malnourished people in the scavenger communities in and around Jakarta. Everything is provided free of charge to over 120 children, mothers and the elderly each day, with an average of 2.7 tons of food being delivered to diverse communities. We prioritize food safety in all our programs and plan to work towards establishing a professional food bank to continue to reach the hungry and impoverished.

Historically, from August 2003, the program has rescued over 167 tons of food providing over 170,000 meals. The Food Rescue Programme is committed to helping provide food and a healthier diet to hungry and malnourished people in the scavenger communities in and around Jakarta.

Please contact the orphanage directly for further details on how you can help:

Yayasan Emmanuel
[email protected]

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