When our founder, Chaim Fetter, was traveling through the rural areas of Indonesia in 2005, he was confronted with the lives of street children. Moved by the harsh conditions under which they grow up and their lack of any opportunity towards a better life, he decided to make a difference.
Together with his childhood friend, he founded the Peduli Anak Foundation on the remote Indonesian island of Lombok. They bought initially 1.5 hectares of land in the middle of the rice fields and started to build a project area with shelters, schools and medical facilities from scratch.
Now, more than decade later, Peduli Anak Foundation* is a non-profit organisation for child welfare in Lombok and Sumbawa, Indonesia dedicated to providing family-like care, education, in home family care, medical and legal support to thousands of underprivileged, neglected and abused children whom have been placed in their care by the Indonesian child social services.
Preventing child abuse and exploitation and providing access to education and medical care are the fundamental goals of the Peduli Anak Foundation; goals that reflect the UN Millennium Goals and the assumptions as stated in the UN Convention of the Right of the Child.
* Also known locally as Yayasan Peduli Anak and LKSA Peduli Anak.