The Indonesian Team for the Street Child World Cup was supported by a number of NGOs across Indonesia, help and elements of communities working together. Yayasan Transmuda Energy Nusantara (TEN) is the country coordinator for the project and ran the campaign nationwide.
Other NGOs involved in leading this initiative in Jakarta include Sahabat Anak, and KDM.
Indonesia is an archipelago which lies between Southeast Asia and Oceania and is made up of approximately 17,508 islands. With 238 million people in its 34 provinces, Indonesia has become the world’s fourth most populous country. Indonesia is a founding member of ASEAN and a member of the G-20 major economies. Indonesia’s economy is the world’s sixteenth largest by nominal GDP and fifteenth largest by purchasing power parity.
As one of the most populous countries in the world, Indonesia has many communities and the strata within its communities and that fact makes Indonesia become a country that is rich in culture. This can be found all across Indonesia whether in a big city or even in a small village. However a fast growing population alongside rapid economic development does not only create positive change, but has also had negative impacts including accentuating inequality and poverty.
Based on the latest statistics of the Indonesian Government, there are about 4.5 million street children in all of Indonesia. Economic difficulties, lack of parental attention and environmental culture are the main reasons why they work and/or live on the street. The Indonesian Government along with communities have created many programs to reduce the number of street children all across Indonesia, but the fact is, it is not a short term process.
Population: 238 million
Major Language: Bahasa Indonesia (and 300 regional languages)
“Give Chance not Change”
As part of the younger generation wanting to be producers of change, TEN has initiated to create a campaign for street children in Indonesia that involves all stakeholders of communities from individual volunteers, NGOs and private sector to local and national government and it is aiming for a nationwide impact. “Give Chance not Change” is the campaign slogan. By giving opportunities not money to street children, they could improve their quality of life and futures. Street children are children and must be valued, and given the opportunities that all children deserve.
Before the SCWC Rio 2014 kicked off the boys and girls teams were invited to meet the President. On their return to Indonesia they appeared on TV shows to share their experience in Brazil and raise the profile of street children across the country.
The Jakarta Globe: Indonesia to send team to Street Child World Cup 10.07.13
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