The province of North Maluku was subject to religious and ethnic conflict in 1999 and many people were killed and displaced as a result. Health care services remain at a minimum. Working in a remote and needy part of Indonesia, our partners provide support, preventative education, healthcare services and a drug recovery opportunity to members of its community.
WHAT WE LIKE ABOUT IT
This project will train up a core group of 10 educators in basic community health, HIV-AIDS, human trafficking awareness, pornography cons and sexual abuse issues. After 3 months of training, they will then educate over 6000 people, mostly high school students. They believe every child is valuable and deserves to be loved, empowered and educated. Their aim is to provide the best possible healthcare, confidential counselling, motivational coaching and support to each individual they care for.
Planning to teach topics such as sexual abuse and pornography came as a direct response to the recent death of an 8-year old child who was gang raped. HIV rates are also increasing and our partners want to help put a dent in this growth, therefore saving lives. 99% of people living with HIV go undetected; they are unaware that they have the virus and have no access to Anti-Retro-Viral therapy medication. Local survey results show that one in two boys and girls have been sexually assaulted and one in eight girls have been raped (one in twenty boys).