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What a pleasant, different post. No railing, no bitching, just humanity! If all IM readers sent them ten bucks, I reckon it would be useful.
Thanks Ross, you’ve got that right!!! I’m incredibly impatient now, waiting for the news that I can come to Malang again…
Great article Madrotter, and great work!
My wife is from Malang, and I’ve been to poor schools there in the past. These were schools with non-handicapped poor children (not the wisma’s you describe) and even there I left with pain in my heart. I admire your courage of facing this misery and contributing to fix it, it’s not easy.
If all IM readers sent them ten bucks, I reckon it would be useful.
I’m happy to chip in.
thanks! strangly enough it’s a lot of fun! those kids are very, very happy there! and i loved malang, so clean and beautiful, so different to the garbage-city that bandung has become, hopefully i will spent lots of time there in the near future…
Nice post! Small correction — Romo is actually Javanese for “Father”, so Father Romo is a redundant construction.
Yes, Malang is great. One day I hope to spend my pension there. Bukit Tidar or Batu is nice and cool.
I might be able to persuade people at a local university (near Sawojajar in Malang) to send their English students for OJT to the charity. I don’t know if it will work, but I think it’s worth a try. In what part of Malang are the places you described?
Hey Brother, nice work!
Good story, good pics, you told the story exactly as it was, i know because I was there with you.
Keep up the good spirit. I am proud to see my big brother is going to take care of these kids and faces the challenges on the way.
He is doing it from the heart, and that is what counts.
Keep up Henkie!!
wahahaha now i got my brother posting here!!! never thought that would happen! i love you man! didn’t know that romo means father, never too old to learn i guess…
not sure which part of malang it was i was there for only two days but sending students to teach there might be a good idea maybe you should contact the good people of bhakti luhur about that?
Oke, madrotter, send us details of their bank account number etc., and those of us who wish can do the deed. a pm will do, thanks.if there are concerns about publishing it.
i was talking about that with patung, because there is no info on the bhakti luhur website about donations, i will call to holland today, see what i can find out ok!
I had another look at their website, the English version just says
Head Office of The Organization ” Bhakti Luhur” :
Jl. Seruni No. 8 Malang 65141
Telp. (0341) 491672
Fax. (0341) 491173
But the ID version:
Nama Bank : BCA BANK Malang
Alamat : Jln. JEND.BASUKI RAHMAT No.70-74,Malang
No.Rek. 011-30-9501-3 a/n Yayasan Bhakti luhur
ABN-AMRO BANK, Jalan Pemuda No.54, PO. BOX 1850 Surabaya (60018) INDONESIA
Account number : 41.13.144 in US$
wow! you are incredible patung! that was quick!
Yeah, I checked their letter-head to no avail, but BCA is easy for me. Thx for that!
For your informative and positive article about how we can help other.
It actually reminds me of another from a couple of years ago:
Expat Charitable Work by Purba Negoro. The promised future regular postings about other charities never appeared, but it didn’t matter because there is a link to them in the article.
I once tried previously to put in a subtle plug for a charity in a posting (here if you’re wondering). Unfortunately, the only comment I got related to that part of the article was negative… I’m not sure why. Regardless, I am happy that this article got a larger and more positive response.
Good work Patung!
I have an account at the same BCA branch
checking those links… interesting comments by purba negoro…
Sorry, I send this email not for become donature….:)
Actually I need a help from you, how to apply become the student in Father Yansen Rehabilitation in Malang. i Have My brother which Have special need. My brother doesnt have a complete legs and he now already 17 years old and we feeling late in giving the help for him. I really need your information about where is the place and how to apply to become the student there.
Well, it’s across Dieng Plaza, Bhakti Luhur, I think Ibu Susi in administration will be able to give you further information….
I’m sure they will be able to do something for your brother…..