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One-third of RI children suffer from stunted growth: NGO

Jakarta Post    |   Sunday, 10th May 2015  3:28 PM


As many as 8.9 million Indonesian children, 37 percent of them, are suffering from stunted growth caused by malnutrition, a humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children and families is saying.

Wahana Visi Indonesia (WVI), a partner organization of World Vision, says it has also found that 3.3 million Indonesian children, or 12 percent of them, have lower-than-expected body weights, which may eventually affect their health and productivity in the future.

1,000 Days of Nutrition for Your Child's Development

Jakarta Globe    |   Wednesday, 6th May 2015


It is not a secret that breast milk is the golden standard of nutrition for newborn babies, up until they are at least 2 years old. However, by 2013, only 38 percent of Indonesian babies were breast-fed.

Exclusive breast-feeding is one of the most important factors for development in a child's first 1,000 days of life. This sensitive stage is also one of the determining factors of their physical well-being in the future. But how can 1,000 days make such a significant difference?

Papua Schools Lead the Way in Innovative Class

Jakarta Globe    |   Thursday, 30th April 2015  09:10 am


The success of education determines the success of a nation. As Indonesia’s founding fathers stated, every citizen should be educated. However, not all citizens have access to education.

Indonesia is known as one of the developing countries facing complex problems in education.

In Papua, Education at the Forefront in Long Battle for Peace

Jakarta Globe    |   Sunday,  1st March 2015


Jayapura, Papua. While primary education remains a luxury that many children in Papua cannot afford, 10-year-old Eko Kogoya is doing his best studying the various subjects delivered at Tiom Elementary School in Papua’s Lanny Jaya district.

Eko has been placed in a special program established by the school for fifth-graders who are academically more advanced than their peers. While children in the regular scheme go home at noon, Eko and several other gifted students spend four additional hours at school to cover extra material.


We Can't Stop Disasters, But We Can Be Prepared

Jakarta Globe    |   Wednesday,  7th January 2015


In the past decade, there has been typhoons in the Philippines, storms in New York City, earthquakes in Haiti, tsunami in Japan, volcano eruptions in Iceland, floods in Thailand and of course all of these disasters have also taken place in Indonesia.
Our archipelago faces one of the most diverse natural disaster threats in the world. Are we prepared for another one? Have we properly built our resilience towards disaster?


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Wahana Visi Indonesia is a Christian humanitarian organization working to create lasting change in the lives of children, families and communities living in poverty. Wahana Visi is a partner of humanitarian organization World Vision Indonesia and implements most of World Vision's programs. Inspired by our Christian values, Wahana Visi is dedicated to working with the most vulnerable people. Wahana Visi serves all people regardless of religion, race, ethnicity or gender.
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