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Kartini emergency school

Kartini emergency school in Jakarta..The Kartini emergency school was founded in the late nineteen eighties by the "Twin Teachers" Rosi and Rian Kartini. The school is situated in a slum area in the North of Jakarta. The students are children from the slums. Without the Kartini school they would most likely have no education and would spend their days begging or selling sigarets at the traffic lights in Jakarta. The school gets their funds from donators and sponsors, the uniforms are sponsored by a large Indonesian bank. The Kartini twins teach themselfs and are assisted by several volanteers. There are classes from first grade to junior high school. The students do not only get education, they also learn to be responsible, not only for themself but also for the community. Every morning breakfast is prepared by and for the group and sometimes food packages are prepared to take home. Every high school student is weighed every week to see if they have enough eat. The students also clean the dishes and sweep the floor. Sometimes parents and children have to walk 5 miles from their homes to the school..Previously the school was located under the Pluit-Tanjung Priok toll road in North Jakarta, but was removed by the authorities in Januari 2008.Jakarta, April 08 2008.Credit: © Guido Van Damme 2008

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Kartini emergency school in Jakarta..The Kartini emergency school was founded in the late nineteen eighties by the "Twin Teachers" Rosi and Rian Kartini. The school is situated in a slum area in the North of Jakarta. The students are children from the slums. Without the Kartini school they would most likely have no education and would spend their days begging or selling sigarets at the traffic lights in Jakarta. The school gets their funds from donators and sponsors, the uniforms are sponsored by a large Indonesian bank.  The Kartini twins teach themselfs and are assisted by several volanteers. There are classes from first grade to junior high school. The students do not only get education, they also learn to be responsible, not only for themself but also for the community. Every morning breakfast is prepared by and for the group and sometimes food packages are prepared to take home. Every high school student is weighed every week to see if they have enough eat. The students also clean the dishes and sweep the floor. Sometimes parents and children have to walk 5 miles from their homes to the school..Previously the school was located under the Pluit-Tanjung Priok toll road in North Jakarta, but was removed by the authorities in Januari 2008.Jakarta, April 08 2008.Credit: © Guido Van Damme 2008