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.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Birthday party for 100!

The team had our monthly birthday party on the 26th of Oct. That went well with 80 children and 20 adults! We had so many show up that we ran out of gifts for everyone.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Visit from Pak Max and Jueni

We had Pak Max, our newest addition to our Medan team, come up to Banda Aceh with our project manager Jueni for some training and refreshing. They got to see our operations in Banda Aceh and also learn the new computer program.

It was a great time of refreshing for them and a chance for all the team to finally meet up!

Friday, October 10, 2008

Plans for Future Office near Paenayaong

We are planning to start an office center for local businesses and an English school in Banda Aceh near Paenayong. This facility will provide a business to help with visas for foreign workers, provide space for our tutorials and provide computers for our sponsored children to learn and do their homework on.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Computer and English Classes in Jantho

We now have 41 Students at the computer lab in Jantho and Saut and Regan started to teach English classes in the public schools around town in addition to the classes and after school sessions that we have been doing.

We are planning to start charging a nominal fee for lessons and computer time.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Team Retreat - Sabang, 27 - 30 Sept

The team had a great time learning how to snorkel at the Marine Park out at Sabang Island as well as doing some sight seeing around the island.

The guns were donated by the Portuguese Navy and are to commemorate the events from WWII that took place at Sabang, which was occupied by the Japanese some 60 years ago.

We all felt recharged and ready to start the work again after Ramadan.