History of Wahana Visi Indonesia in The Area
Wahana Visi Indonesia started its operations in 1999 with Area Development Program approach.
Merauke District is located in the southern part of Papua province. The area is a large marshland of 119.749 km2 or 28.87% of the Papua province total area. Its geographical position is between 1370 - 1410 East Longitude and 50 - 90 South Latitude. The longest distance between the North to the South is 445 Km.
The height from the sea level is only 3-25 meter from the sea level with average temperature of 26.80 C.
To go to Merauke from capital city Jakarta which distance is around 4.470 km, we have to fly 12 hours by aircraft Boeing 747 -300.
Many of Merauke's population earns their income by being fishermen and farmers. In the This ADP covers 4 sub-districts, Malind, Naukenjerai, Merauke and Semangga.
Wahana Visi Indonesia has a number of projects that fall within 3 sectors:
1. Education, goal: increase students study achievement
2. Health, goal: increase health quality of under five years old children and pregnant mothers
3. Economy, goal: increase guarantee of education fee for children
Up to January 2010, World Vision have sponsored 3,478 children.
109,390 people (children, women, and men) get benefit from Wahana Visi Indonesia's ministry through Area Development Program in Maro.
Halmahera Utara (Maluku)
History of Wahana Visi Indonesia in the area
World Vision started its service in North Halmahera since 1985 with community development project. Area Development Program approach started with the assesment and design phase in 2006, then it followed by full implementation in 2007.
North-Halmahera District is located 138 mil far from Ternate (capital City of North Maluku Province) to the North between 1.57° North Latitude and 128.18° East Longitude in North-Maluku Province.
To the west, the Area Development Program shares a border with West Halmahera district. To the East, it shares borders to East Halmahera district and to the South with Central Halmahera district.
Traveling to North Halmahera Area Development Program will take 4 hour journey by plane from Jakarta to Manado, then an hour flight from Manado to Ternate. From Ternate we need to take speed boat for an hour and then by car for 3 hours.
Major ethnic of this area is Tobelo, Kao, Galela, Sangir, and Makian.
Most of the villages are located on the coast. The hinterland is not cultivated. Exception for West Kao where the hinterland is populated as well as for Galala West and South in which the villages are dotted around a lake.
The majority of people in North Halmahera is dependent on agricultural, especially from coconut-tree product. The width of potential land in North Halmahera is very huge since there is only 25% of them being productive land.
Through North Halmahera Area Development Program, Wahana Visi Indonesia carry out minstry in:
- Health Project
- Education Project
- Economic Development Project
- Child Sponsorship Management Project
Currently World Vision through the Area Development Program is sponsoring 1000 children.
Around 27,214 people from 43 villages will get benefit from the ministry carried by the Area Development Program.
History of Wahana Visi Indonesia in The Area
Wahana Visi Indonesia started its operations in Alor by carrying out earthquake and tsunami response in 1992. From 2007 up to 2008, Sikka Area Development Program is still in seed or design phase with 800 sponsored children. The Area Development Program approach will be fully implemented by the beginning of 2009.
Sikka District is located in the province of East Nusa Tenggara. The borders for the area are Flores Sea on the north, East Flores District on the east, Sawu Sea on the south and Ende District on the west.
Sikka can be reached by 4 hour flight from Jakarta to Denpasar and then to Maumere as the capital of the district. Or as an alternative, we can also fly to Kupang from Jakarta and continue to Maumere. Sikka is about 1,800 kilometres far from Jakarta. There are about 278,392 people living in this area. At the moment Area Development Program focuses its ministry in two subdistricts of, the Lela and Nita.
During seed or design phase, through this Area Development Program, Wahana Visi Indonesia tries to ensure that Wahana Visi ministry in targeted areas well-designed by fully involving all stakeholders to increase life quality of children, families, communities in the area.
As per January 2010, Wahana Visi has been sponsored 2,834 children.
359,988 people get benefit through Area Development Program ministry in the targeted areas.
History of Wahana Visi in The Area
Wahana Visi started its operations in 1986 with community development program. Then the Area Development Program approach was implemented in 2004.
Singkawang is located at the north side of West Kalimantan Province. It is a new district in the Bengkayang district before being separated in 2001. Currently, Singkawang Area Development Program serves the community in both areas.
Singkawang city can be reached from the capital city of Indonesia, Jakarta, using aircraft Boeing 347 - 300. It takes an hour to Pontianak and then continued with 3 hour travel by car through a pretty good condition roadway. The distance between Jakarta and Singkawang is about 614 km.
The ministry area of ADP Singkawang is in the radius of 60 km from Singkawang city to Bengkayang city. Amost all of the areas are accessible by motorcycle or car. They can be accessed within 1 until 2 hours.
Singkawang city has multi ethnic population with the number of 170,473 people, while Bengkayang has around 205,877 population. Most people in Singkawang earn their living as labors (35,6%) and farmers (24,8%).
Through this Area Development Program, World Vision has a number of projects that fall within 3 sectors:
1. Education with goal to support girls and boys with their education tuition as well as to increase access and quality of education in Singkawang.
2. Health with goal to improve the nutritional status of children under five.
3. Child Sponsorship Management Project with goal to increase Area Development Program Singkawang capacity in implementing development program to transform children, family, community and sponsors.
During May to June and August to November, smoky fog has been always a challenge for flight operation to and from Pontianak (sometimes it took 6-10 days or 3-4 days).
Up to January 2010, World Vision has sponsored 4,556 children.
Wahana Visi Indonesia through Singkawang Area Development Program has been serving 82,417 people.
History of Wahana Visi Indonesia in the Area
Wahana Visi Indonesia started assessment for Sambas Area Development Program on November 2006, followed by Design Project from March - December 2007. Starting from January 2008, the program is already on implementation phase I.
Sambas District is situated in the northeast part of West Kalimantan Province or between 2°08' and 0°33' North Latitude and between 108°39' and 110°04' East Longitude.
Administratively, the borders of Sambas District are Serawak (East Malaysia) & Natuna Sea at the north, Bengkayang District and Singkawang City at the south, Natuna Sea at the west, and Bengkayang District & Serawak (East Malaysia) at the east.
The Sambas District an area of 6,395.70 km2 width or about 4,36% of West Kalimantan Province.
In 2005, the district consisted of 16 sub districts and 183 villages. But in 2006, a new sub-district, namely Tangaran which originally comes from Teluk Keramat sub-district, appeared.
The widest sub district is Sajingan Besar with area of 1.391,20 km2 or 21,75% of Sambas District, while the smallest is Tekarang with area of 83,16 km2 or 4,44% of Sambas District.
To reach Sambas, we have to take an hour flight from Jakarta to Pontianak. Then the journey will continue by land for about 5 up to 6 hours to Sambas District.
Major ethnics in Sambas are Malays, Dayaknese and Chinese.
Through this Area Development Program, Wahana Visi Indonesia has a number of projects that fall within 5 sectors:
1. Sambas Education Enhancement Project
2. Sambas Health Project
3. Sambas Livelihood Improvement Project
4. Child Sponsorship Management Project
5. HIV and AIDS Special Project
Up to January 2010, Wahana Visi has sponsored 1,344 children.
254,962 people get benefit from Area Development Program ministry.