INDONESIA

Type of mission

6-month Residency (1 April – 30 September, 2018)

Where

Surabaya, Indonesia

Partner organization

YPKAI Rumah Singgah (The Indonesia Child Cancer Care Foundation)

Art Therapists

Stephanie Setiyadi

Beneficiaries

  • Children from underprivileged socio-economic background, undergoing cancer treatment
  • 2 YPKAI caregivers

Donors

      

Background

The goal of the mission was to bring the skills of a local arts therapist to enhance the psychosocial support of children staying temporarily at YPKAI.

The therapy sessions were conducted using group arts therapy modality followed by staff training sessions.

The primary aim of this intervention was to support and enhance the resilience of children so that they lead a life of dignity, hope and become assets to their community.

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Type of mission 

3-Step Humanitarian mission

  • Step 1: 27 June – 9 July, 2016
  • Step 2: June/July 2016
  • Step 3: March 2017              

Where

Batam, Indonesia.

Partner organization

Radmila Children’s Home

Art Therapists

Tracy Lei, May Lim

Beneficiaries

30 children with behavioural and psychological issues from traumatic experiences and severe neglect.

Background 

Situated out of the city central and within peaceful spacious surroundings, Radmila Children’s Home provides shelter living conditions and education opportunities to children of ages 3 – 18 years old, whom are mostly orphans or from incomplete family backgrounds.

An art experiential workshop was facilitated for a total of 8 local staff and caregivers to introduce art therapy as an alternative communication platform and better understand the use of art materials for therapeutic purposes to encourage emotional expression.

Impact

With collated feedback

  • 100% of the staff felt the need to have an art therapist in their team and that the workshop was relevant to their needs to using art with the children.
  • 90% of the children felt happy attending the art therapy group sessions. 
  • 70% learned to be more confident and creative
  • 53% felt happy
  • 47% felt proud of themselves

As such, the children were able to explore and express their inner world of emotions through a less threatening and meaningful way, with heart-warming memories to be kept for all.

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Type of mission

July (1 month)

Where

Bali

Partner organization

Volunteer Project Bali

Art Therapist

Fijeanty De Wit

Beneficiaries

19 children with disabilities at the WG Project

3 children with Cerebral Palsy

4 children and 3 teenagers with down syndrome

4 children with autism

5 children with various other disabilities

Donor

Vandenborre Family

Background

Disabled children in a school in Bali

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Our work here

Number of missions: 3

Global impact in Indonesia: 149 children, 2 caregivers

Partners:

Programmes:  Humanitarian mission, 3-Step mission; 6-month residency