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Partners of the Week – LPPA and YKKS (ChildFund Indonesia)

Posted in Partner of The Week on April 20, 2021

ChildFund has been active in Indonesia since 1958, helping children achieve their full potential and become young adults who foster lasting and positive change. By working with parents, teachers, principals and other community members, they have reached more than 900,000 children and their family members. 

Aflatoun has been partnering with ChildFund Indonesia since 2015. In 2020, together we reached more than 7,000 children and young people nationally. Currently, Aflatoun’s curricula is being implemented by 17 local partners from ChildFund Indonesia’s network. In this special blog, we’re featuring LPPA and YKKS who are implementing partners of ChildFund Indonesia.  

LPPA (Lembaga Pengembangan dan Perlindungan Anak – Organization of Child Development and Protection)

LPPA is an organisation based in Indonesia, and one of ChildFund Indonesia’s network partners. LPPA strives for the fulfilment of optimal physical and mental welfare for children to ensure their survival, self-development and participation in social life. Similar to Aflatoun’s philosophy, LPPA uses a child-centred approach and considers children as active participants in the learning process. 

During the COVID-19 pandemic LPPA has demonstrated resilience and continued to provide high quality social and financial education for children and young people despite the strains of the global pandemic. They organised great initiatives for students such as activities around saving, growing vegetables and recycling waste. These aimed to engage children with local communities and authorities, and motivate them during these challenging times. It was wonderful to see their social initiatives working for the benefit of the community safety and environment. 

In March 2021, LPPA took part in our Partners Resilience Challenge, and were selected as one of the top 3 submissions by our jury. Watch their inspiring story now.

Yayasan Kese Jahtera an Keluarga Soegijapranata (YKKS: Family Wellbeing Foundation)

Another great partner from Indonesia, who also participated in the Aflatoun Partners Resilience Challenge, was YKKS. They encourage children and youth to be agents of change in their communities through social and financial education. YKKS works with young people between 0 and 24 years in 8 villages in rural and remote areas of Indonesia.  

Based on survey results, children who participated in their programmes showed behavioural improvement and a willingness to participate more actively in community activities. As part of their learning process, children are engaged in activities such as establishing online shops or supporting family livelihoods. As social changemakers, some of them become members of child-friendly village task forces, peer educators, and mentors of early grade children. After their involvement in Aflatoun clubs, when they are above the age of 15, they participate in more meaningful contributions to their village. 

PKHLK Omah Cakap Semarang is a social and financial education programme initiated by YKKS and Aflatoun International. During the Covid-19 Pandemic, YKKS’s members tried to provide as many distance learning methods as possible to their students, and organised several competitions to celebrate the anniversary of The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. 

We will feature more partners of ChildFund Indonesia who are implementing Aflatoun programmes soon