Yayasan Panti Asuhan (Orphanage) / School
Several weeks ago, we had asked Dr. Titi for a recommendation of either orphanages or a special school for children that was in need that we could visit and perhaps help. She, of course knowing everyone in town, was happy to oblige!
We were not able to secure a driver for the day, so Dr. Titi offered up her car and driver:
The building appears to have extensive termite damage and needs a new roof – but unfortunately, that is way beyond the scope of what we can do. Our help will no doubt be limited to the kitchen and with that, the local ward youth will probably be called on to help paint, clean, etc.
This school is a branch of a larger school in Jakarta and appears to be well-funded, well organized and we really didn’t see an obvious need or we how we could help. It was however, a wonderful couple hours with the kids as they participated in an after-school craft activity. DeeAnn led them in a rousing rendition of “Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes” in English and they loved it! Then they did it in Indonesian – so fun…
So the school was a lot of fun, but we don’t see where LDSC can do much for them. There are plenty of other orphanages, special schools, hospitals, clinics, etc., that need help!