Indonesian Street Children Organization (ISCO Foundation) targeted to help 200,000 poor children in the period of next ten years. According to ISCO Foundation, at this time there were 2000 children have been assisted by this social foundation.
ISCO provides free education on an ongoing basis to the unfortunate children who live in slums area in Jakarta, Surabaya (East Java), and Medan (North Sumatra).
"From the beginning our commitment is want to realize dreams of these poor children to obtain a decent education rights," said Josef Fuchs, the founder of ISCO Foundation in Jakarta.
In the 10th ISCO's anniversary, Josef Fuchs said, in July 17 the foundation will brings on 800 less fortunate children in Jakarta to exults in Taman Mini Indonesia Indah, with various games and educative race, and will be attended by a number of education figures.
To financing education need of the children, ISCO is assisted by various parties, ranging from coorporation donors such as Carrefour, PT Hutchison CP Telecommunication, HESS Indonesia, and the Indonesian government.
"We hope the support will be more powerful in next 10 years, and to help 200,000 children," added Ramida Siringo-Ringo, Executive Director of ISCO Foundation.
The Foundation was established on the initiative of Pascal Lalanne and Josef Fuchs since May 1999. Starting from the two areas in Cipinang Besar Selatan, Manggarai and started with only 60 children. ISCO is currently embosom 2000 children from 26 slums areas in three provinces. Value of this education assistance reach Rp. 1 million per child each year.
ISCO's vision and mission, Ramida said, such as providing equal opportunities for all children to get their basic educations, develop their characters, to be the same as other children, have the expectations of the future, and prevents marginalized Indonesian children become street children or child labor.
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