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The children of the dump

  • Mary Baines

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Mon, March 4 2013 | 08:57 am
The children of the dump

PREMIUM On the periphery: A child wanders through the area near his home in Bantar Gebang, Jakarta’s waste dump.For the scavenger children of Indonesia’s largest rubbish dump, building a career outside the place may be a life ambition harder won than for many others.

But that hasn’t stopped 11-year-old Bantar Gebang local Nurafidah, who spends her mornings in school and her afternoons sorting...