One of the houses is dedicated to caring for children with special medical conditions. These children come from remote areas throughout Lombok. They stay at Peduli Anak temporarily while waiting for or undergoing treatment.
The Peduli Anak school has started its new school year. Students living at Peduli Anak follow regular schedules and activities, whereas students from the villages continue to study from home for now.
Unfortunately, we are still closed to volunteers and general visitors.
The staff who go in and out of the center must follow COVID protocols such as temperature check, mask-wearing, and hand washing. Staff with flu-like symptoms will be asked to stay at home until they have completely recovered. We cannot implement the work-from-home system due to the nature of our work.
Besides the staff, we also taught the children about the COVID protocols and keep stressing the importance of personal health and hygiene. They also take YOUVIT multivitamins daily to keep their immune system as strong as possible.
Life at Peduli Anak
Even though our activities and movement are limited due to the pandemic, all of us at Peduli Anak still enjoy the little new things in our day to day life.
We teach the little ones how to separate organic and non-organic trash. We also put new trash bins at every corner of our campus. The collected organic waste is used as compost, whereas the non-organic waste will be recycled or combusted.
We also installed 8 drinking stations throughout the center thanks to the Vincentiusvereniging 's-Hertogenbosch and Nynke Landman who sponsored and supported the waterfiltering system. And Hanno & Wien Riegen for sponsoring the drilling and installation of the new deep water well. At home the children can now drink from the tap, which is something rare to find in Indonesia. This is all thanks to our water filtration system that produces even cleaner water than the regular water gallon sold in the shops!
For those who love eating mangoes, we just planted plenty of mango trees!
The New Children In The Playground
Last but not least, our big family continues to expand. This year alone we have welcome 50 children who now call Peduli Anak their home. Their start in life has been rough, but they share one goal: to fulfill their dreams! And just like other children their age, they love to spend their time playing, especially in our wonderful playground sponsored by Eelco Keune, Remko Tel, and supported by Justin Edwards from Playpoint - Kompan Asia.