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Jakarta Post

Photography festival for charity

  • Eny Wulandari

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, April 3 2010   /  12:43 pm

Kalibaru subdistrict in South Jakarta, home to poor fishermen despite its strategic location close to Tanjung Priok international seaport, has captured the attention of HOPE Worldwide Indonesia, which is building a community center there. The foundation began construction of its Saturday Academy, where local children have been getting extra lessons each Saturday since 2007, volunteer Enrico Daniel H. Sitompul said. "Initially, we set up a hut along the beach, but it was destroyed by strong waves," Enrico said. He said the foundation then ran lessons in the houses of nine area residents before it eventually rented out its own house. Neighborhood unit head Slamet said the rented house had become a post for area residents to study and recycle plastic waste and unused paper. There are 170 families in the neighborhood unit. "There are 200 people enrolled in the progra...