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.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Earthquake Imogiri Project

Mena and Jim visited the village of Imogiri in July and met with village elder who welcomed us to the community.

Ibu Sri and Judias our Papuan teacher both agreed to expand the program for the children with help from the village elder.

We were able to visit all of our 10 children and address the current situation. They really need our help especially in the area of education assistance, as they cannot afford the tuition fees. One of our goals to see all of the children to be able to attend school.

We determined that we will continue to support the project and help Judias and Roy, another member of the team, to visit the area once a week and have tutorials and after-school activities not only with our 10 children but also with other children from the community.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

A New Team Member!

We were blessed to have our newest team member Regen join us in early July.

Regen has been doing an internship in Jakarta after graduating from a college in Indonesia. Regen will be helping with the children’s classes in Jantho.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Medan Children's Home

We have found a wonderful house in Medan that suits our needs for a boys' home which we are able to rent at a reasonable price. We are very thankful that the owner is willing to leave most of the furniture for us so it is already 75% furnished!

With funds that came from SIB Seremban we are able to rent the house for three years and plan to move in next month. Now, all we need is a couple to take over the Permai home to care for the girls.

Thanks SIB Seremban!

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Computer lab at Jantho

David and Su Fern arrived for a visit and helped us set up our computer lab at Jantho. They were able to setup six computer systems - five for Jantho and one ready to go into the Punge classroom. So we hope to have two computer labs operational by next month.