Helping Indonesia’s street children

Did you know that of the 70 million children in Indonesia, nearly 18 million are very poor, live on the streets or have no families?

From as young as five, children are choosing the street as a place to make money and get attention, but they are vulnerable to violence, abuse and exploitation.

Juli, aged 9, shaved off her hair to pass as a boy to avoid abuse on the street

Juli, aged 9, shaved off her hair to pass as a boy to avoid abuse on the street

Since 1972, Kampus Diakonia Modern (KDM) has been offering street children from Java and Sumatra with the opportunity for a better life, by empowering street children to become independent, self-supporting adults. KDM could not do this without its partners and friends, and the many ways people can support its work.

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I could not find my way back home…

My name is Sinyoh and I am from Nias. I ended up on the streets at the age of 7 until I was 9 when a volunteer took me to KDM. Now I’m 20 and have majored in Hotel and Tourism at Trisakti University. I’m still living at KDM while looking for the right opportunity to work as a chef in a restaurant.

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