Indonesia is the world’s fourth most populous country, home to some 240 million people. Widespread poverty, political instability and regional separatism hinder Indonesia’s development. The severe inequity of resource distribution to many parts of the country affect children disproportionately in their early and developing years. Indonesia has more than 76 million children, the fourth largest child population in the world.
Save the Children has worked in Indonesia for more than threes decades. In recent years, it has responded to nearly all minor, medium-sized and major natural disasters in the country. In addition to providing immediate relief to children and families after a disaster, we help communities prepare for emergencies and reduce risks posed by disasters in the future. The Asia tsunami of December 26, 2004 struck Indonesia with what could be called the biggest catastrophe in modern history. Thanks to the outpouring of support from donors, the once devastated province of Aceh is a remarkably different place than in the aftermath of the December 2004 tsunami. Today, it is bustling with vibrant communities, new businesses and bright hopes for the future.
Since 2013, Save the Children in Indonesia has worked with local
communities and organizations to design Sponsorship programs for kids.
Targeted to help children from early childhood to early adulthood, our
programs work to make a healthy and safe environment where children can
learn and grow. Our early childhood programs help prepare toddlers and
young children for school by giving them access to quality preschools
and early literacy programs, while our programs designed for primary
school-aged kids work to transform students into lifelong learners by
building strong curriculums and passionate teachers. Thanks to the
generous support from our community of sponsors, these essential
programs in Indonesia continue to give children a healthy start and the
opportunity to learn, protecting them from harm along the way.