Pekalongan Happy Children
Description: Pasir Sari, and Bugisan are areas in Pekalongan where children with less opportunities and drop out children living. It happens because of very less income of their parents who normally work in informal sector. A hard living in the city leads people to be hardly struggle for a living. This cause parents will insist their children as “money producer” by asking them to go down to street to beg money. Why children? because people will normally feel pity on children rather than adult in giving money. This situation put the children at risk and vulnerable. In fact, according to convention if the rights of the child, children have rights to survival and development. Include the rights to education, primary health care, leisure and recreation, cultural activities, etc (unicef.org/crc).Eager to co
Type of Work: Station learning, non formal active learning, artistic concepts, stories, art work (painting, theater, and music), sharing sessions, cooking session, games with local children around the campsite, and cultural exchanges.
Accommodation: GREAT Volunteer house. Volunteers will share together sleeping space separately between females and males. No bed. Need sleeping bag. Sharing bathroom.
Self cooking by the volunteers. Volunteers will make common rules & daily teams for their collective living group.
Language: English among participants. Bahasa Indonesia with most of the children and local people.
Requirements: Strong motivation and interest in non formal learning methods for kids
Approximate Location: Pekalongan City, Central Java
Notes: Weather can be up to 40 degree Celsius with 80% humidity. Less hygiene condition.
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