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    Surbaya Boys Home

    South Pacific & East Asia Zone November 25, 2013
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    World Missions
    In Indonesia, the Sponsorship program provides nurture and support to orphaned and vulnerable children living in two Salvation Army children homes. The homes are something of a contrast, not just with one being for girls and the other for boys, but that they also reflect the diversity of life and culture in Indonesia.

    The bustling capital city of Jakarta is the location of the girls home, while the rural and somewhat isolated northern area of Sumatra is the location of the Surbaya Boys Home. Between the two, a total of 83 children are supported through the Sponsorship program with the children receiving all the essentials they require for school - uniforms, bags, books, shoes - as well as a fish pond. More than just an added attraction, the fish ponds at these homes provide fresh fish for the menu and an opportunity for the homes to earn an income as they sell the fish not served at their table in the local market. We wish we could share a taste of the fish - but on behalf of the children, their families and the staff - thank you for ensuring that these "loaves and fishes" are multiplied.

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