Menu and the Twin Mothers Free School Jakarta | Indonesia
Menu is an abandoned 10 year girl living at the Twins Mother Free School in Jakarta.
With her father imprisoned in jail and her mother who left her to live with another man, Menu was faced a precarious future. Originally adopted by relatives, she and her brother moved into their cramped livings quarters in a low income area of Jakarta. It was a situation where their new parents barely had enough to raise their own children and with surety the situation couldn't last.
They were eventually moved to the free emergency school run by the charitable Twins Mother. Its an organisation that provides a free education, free meals, and free books for poor people who cannot afford to have better education. At her age Menu should have better education and better care from her parents, but the situation forces her and her brother to live it hard.
Charitable schools give people such as Menu, her brother and other friends who are in the same predicament a chance to better education and a better life.
"In Indonesia there are million who have situation like Menu, the government seems not pay attention seriously to the situation, as photographer I just hope that this essay will open others not to much depend to Indonesian Government and start do something than just say ?oh that poor girl? and then some tv show who got blown up this situation for their own benefit, start doing something that applicable and helping children like menu to get better live and education. Children are the future of Generation."
Photo documentary by Indonesian photographer Donal Husni (Hits: 87117)
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