ANZA Social Welfare Activities
ANZA supports disadvantaged people in many areas of the community through the activities of its social welfare committee. All members of ANZA who have an interest in social welfare are welcome to join the committee, which meets monthly at ANZA House. Getting involved with these activities is a very interesting and rewarding experience, enabling expatriates to ‘give back’ a little to the local community. Involvement can take the form of hands-on help in the projects, raising funds or simply monitoring ongoing projects on a weekly or monthly basis. Several private companies and sporting teams have also chosen to help fund the activities of ANZA’s social welfare programme which includes extending a helping hand to the following:
- disadvantaged children through orphanages and schools in poor areas
- elderly people, through kampung food kitchens (Indonesia’s equivalent of meals on wheels)
- disabled people through institutions (for adult paraplegics, for blind and low vision children and for multiple-handicapped children)
In addition, with extra funds ANZA is able to respond to many one-off genuine requests for help, such as building classrooms in poor schools and sanitation facilities in slum areas, purchasing supplies for emergency situations, purchase of school desks and equipment, and furniture and sports equipment for orphanages, or wheelchairs for disabled people who cannot afford them.
Opportunities for Private Sponsorship of Basic Schooling and Children’s Surgery
ANZA also runs programs by which individuals or groups can help support the needs of children and young adults who cannot afford an education, and children whose families cannot afford desperately needed surgery.
The ANZA Student Sponsorship Program was initiated in 1988, and since then has been providing scholarships to allow many hundreds of children from poor families to remain in school, giving them a better future. Talented but needy university students are also helped to complete their education. The costs to sponsors are surprisingly low:
|Sponsorship Type||Amount Per Annum|
|Primary School Student||
|Junior High School Student||
|Senior High School Student||
If you are interested in sponsorsing a student or would like more information about the Student Sponsorship Program, please contact [email protected].
The ANZA Medical Sponsorship Program began in 1997 and since then has sponsored more than 1,000 operations for children from needy families. Poor children born with craniofacial problems such as cleft lips and palates or tumours, or who have suffered severe burns, can be given a new chance at life through an operation sponsored by caring people. Sponsors can choose their patient and will receive before and after photographs. The cost for a harelip or cleft palate repair is approximately Rp 5 million; while a combination harelip and cleft palate operation is around Rp 8,000,000 to Rp 12,000,000. Other more severe conditions may of course be more expensive.
If you would like to sponsor a medical operation, or would like more information about the Medical Sponsorship Program, please contact [email protected]
If you would like to find out more about any of these opportunities to help others, would like details of the next ANZA Social Welfare monthly committee meeting, or if you would like to get involved with ANZA social welfare: