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Great photo and article by +Shakuntala Devi

Great photo and article by +Shakuntala Devi

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Children Of The Dump.

For the scavenger children of Indonesia’s largest rubbish dump, building a career outside the place may be a life ambition harder won than for many others.

But that hasn’t stopped 11-year-old Nurafidah, who spends her mornings in school and her afternoons sorting plastic, from dreaming of becoming a chef.

“I want to reach my goals. I want to be successful and help my parents build their own home, and have my own home one day,” she says.

She is not alone. Many children of the dump are sure they want to be doctors, midwives and in the police force. Some hope to be in the military, others want to be singers.

Location : Ambarawa, Semarang, Indonesia.
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4 Responses
  • Shakuntala Devi
    September 29, 2013

    Poverty has not been a new concern for the people of this world, a large number of populations are affected by the poverty and situation is getting worse. In Indonesia there is large number of population is being affected by the poverty. The concern of today is not just poverty but the increasing poverty of children and the effects that poverty is imposing on the children. The poverty of children is one issue every one is concern about in the today’s world and will remain concern in the years to come. 

    Thank you so much +Goran Arvidson for sharing my work. I really appreciated so much. Thank you….

  • Goran Arvidson
    September 29, 2013

    +Shakuntala Devi I´m glad to do it. It is a very important topic to talk about. Often. I do volunteer work for Kids Future ( kidsfuture.se ), a small organisation in Sweden helping children in Thailand and I also worked with Cause of Death: Woman ( causeofdeathwoman.com ) which dealt with violence against women. In a small way I try to contribute to a better world :)

  • Shakuntala Devi
    September 29, 2013

    Wow! +Goran Arvidson I am so proud of you!
    I am myself is a member of Red Cross for over 8 years, and I belongs to Amnesty international.
    I use to manage Domestic Violence Center for 5 years in Los Angeles.
    Goran, this kind of work is very honorable. I think you are agree with me, by volunteering ourself in this cause we are never asking for recognation. The time and attention we give too the needs are coming from our own heart.
    Right?

  • Goran Arvidson
    September 29, 2013

    +Shakuntala Devi No. I only do this to get fame :D :D :D
    Just kidding. It´s more like a need to try to do some good. Justice and love.

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