Bridging the Digital Divide in Jakarta

Wibowo and Bagus receive computer training to help them eventually become self-sufficient members of society.

Orphans, now motivated to learn, practice their newly developing PC skills.   Orphans, now motivated to learn, practice their newly developing PC skills.

Tom with 3 young graduates, now enrolling in college  Tom with 3 young graduates, now enrolling in college

Family Care Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia

"There are some times when there is a sense that one's efforts have made a difference, and these past months here in Jakarta have been one of those times", quips American Tom Bergstrom, Project Manager for Family Care Indonesia.

"With the help and encouragement of FCF, we have at last been able to institute a sustainable program providing computer hardware and operational training to scores of Indonesian children in several orphanages in and around Jakarta, children who otherwise would have little or no access to such technological benefits."

Indonesia, still suffering the effects of the '98 financial crash, has the largest number of school dropouts of any Asian country, the seeds of future problems flourishing as we write. All the more reason to be happy about programs such as this providing an opportunity for scores of children to cross the digital divide.

"A secondary benefit of the help from FCF has been that others have taken notice of our program and are now beginning to offer their help. They see that it is a substantial and serious project, and so we have hope of enhanced help from new sources in the future."

To learn more about this multi-faceted program please click the following link: Family Care Indonesia.