About the local hosting organizationBackground: This project was Initiated since 2006 by cooperation with NOVIB IDO which concerned in the prevention of STI and HIV/AIDS in Tegalrejo and Sukosari the two prostitution areas in Semarang uptown. After this pilot project, this project turns to focus more on the education especially highlighting the mental side of the children in the prostitution. This is due to the lack of concern on this issue from all stakeholders in Tegalrejo prostitution area while IIWC found out that there is big chance for IIWC to address the children issue. Project: Tegalrejo project at moment is the follow up of workcamps that regularly organized between IIWC and NICE Japan by setting up a shelter. This shelter is used for children to learn their school subject and to gain soft skills such as handicraft, dance, singing, etc assisted by volunteers. This year we start to set up international group to support this project and make it better in the future. Aims: 1. To promote or introduce the shelter among the local youth or students nearby 2. To motivate the children about the importance of education 3. To organize activities for the children in prostitution area 4. To exchange culture between participants, local people, and local students
About the volunteer workmain work is running daily teaching activities in shelter (language classes, handicraft, arts, dance, etc) , promote shelter to be recognized by local youth ( youth club, high schools, or university) in order to get local volunteer that could help for daily teaching in shelter and activity with local people.
Local accommodationTegalrejo IIWC House family (minimum standard Javanese rent house); sleeping bag and mattress needed, self cooking
About the project locationTegalrejo sub-village, Jatijajar village, Semarang, Central Java Indonesia
Extra info about the projectbe ready with many ideas for games and competition for children. Be open minded, and need to have lots love and cares to children , be ready as well that some children might be hyperactive.