Previously known as Tsunami Children's Relief Fund (TCRF), we have now come under the larger scope of Asian Children's Relief Fund (ACRF), bringing child relief to different parts of Asia, our work spanning from disaster areas to under-developed communities.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

New Computer Center at the Green House, B.A.

Misba and Regen painting the garage at the green house in B.A. in preparation for the new computers that were donated by B.E.A.T.S and Bosham Youth Group.

Here is the finished lab on the with the computers ready to be hooked up and linked together with new software to run the programs.

Mishb will be helping to run the center after he finishes his exams this month. We hope to have our children involved here and other ones from our neighborhood.

The B.A. Team saying hello to all our sponsors and supporters from the green house.

Monday, June 22, 2009

2009 Beach Retreat - ACRF Kids

We had a great time at the beach retreat with the youth sharing different challenges for three team competitions and the younger children playing games and singing and dancing.

Even the younger children like Kiki were able to participate in some way.

We were also able to share in a positive way the love children should have toward their mothers. Many of them were able to say that they loved their mothers for the first time.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Visitation and birthday celebration!

Birthdays are a special occasion for the children in the projects that are run by ACRF.

Prior to the tsunami Acehnese children never celebrated their birthdays. This was started by our staff and now they look forward to the parties every other month.

We have gotten so big we have to combine the parties so that we can get all of the celebratees to have an equal part of the day and make it even more special.

Every child is given a gift and recognition from the staff when it is their birthday month.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Sister S, the Keeper of the House

Sis, as we call her is a great help to us here at the green house and a valuable member of our team. Not only does she provide valuable insight into the local culture, she is taking a computer course at a local college.

She helps us by doing the majority of the shopping, keeping track of the household expenses and cooking most of the meals. She always has a great smile and laughs a lot, which can cheer up most anyone on even the cloudiest of days. Without Sis I’m not sure we could operate as efficiently as we do.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Meet Matthew!

Meet Matthew, our latest associate who has come to join us for six months.

He is already fitting in quite easily, eating the local foods including durian, rice and fish. He is also learning the Indonesian language quite quickly and making friends with the children.

Glad to have you in the team Matthew!

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Unexpected visitors in the Jantho facility!

Visiting Ibu Norhalim

We drove up and visited the facility at Jantho and met with Ibu Norhalim whose husband died a few weeks ago. He left her and eight children, three still living at home.

It is quite difficult for them as she can only sell peanuts in the local market or around the IOM camp. So, we gave her some rice to help with the food situation and said we would help more in the future.