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Jakarta Post

Raising funds for disadvantaged peers

Jakarta   /   Tue, December 9 2008   /  11:44 am

Chubby little girls and boys ran around the lobby of TVRI building in Senayan, while teenagers practiced their moves. Over 300 youths from communities and schools -- including Perguruan Cikini, Sekolah Cikal, Al Azhar, Concilio Music Center, Jakarta Dance Center, Sanggar Tari Jawa Bulungan, as well as the Trisakti and Tarumanegara universities and Jakarta Public University -- are staging a musical performance to raise funds for the education of disadvantaged children. The fund will be used to construct a 7,900-square-meter learning center in Parung, Bogor, for disadvantaged children between the ages of 15 and 17. "We want to train children, who are poor, saved from the streets, lost their parents and have dropped out of school yet still have the willingness to improve their lives," Henny Hughes, chairwoman of the Indonesian American Education Foundation ...