NGO making a difference in Indonesia
( The Sacred Childhoods Foundation) - The Sacred Childhoods Foundation is an NGO seeking to make a better life for child trafficking victims in Indonesia. Sacred Childhoods is creating 'The Sanctuary,' a small eco village in a remote area of Bali where trafficked and abused children can come to live whilst they recover from their traumatic experiences. The eco village (built from recycled wood, bamboo and other environmentally friendly materials) will include 5-6 traditional wooden houses for the children to live in, 3 small staff houses, a school, a therapy studio, a workshop, a medical clinic, a large communal living room and kitchen, and extensive gardens incorporating organic vegetable plots, wild flower and herbal gardens, space for mediation, and play areas.
The children will be paired up with an Indonesia foster mother and live together in groups of 4 or 5 children per house. The foster mothers will provide 24 hour loving support and nurture to the children, alongside a team of Western and Indonesian therapists, teachers, and support workers. It is expected that the children will live at The Sanctuary for approximately 3 years whilst they regain a sense of psychological and spiritual balance, deal with any physical health issues, and become integrated back into society. The team will make efforts to reunite the child with his/her family if and when it is appropriate for that individual child, and continue to support the child long term in the best possible way.
The Sanctuary is currently under construction (two houses and the wall have already been built) but due to financial constraints the project cannot be completed without additional contributions. Outside funding would contribute to the building and annual operational costs.
For more information on The Sanctuary and ways you can contribute please click here.