[ Program Description ]
Friendship From Indonesia is an international community service program that aims to convey Indonesia’s sense of concern to the international community by involving youth to improve the quality of life and peace.
[ Our Values ]
Set off and act from self-initiatives, without seeking for material feedback and for the sake of civilians, as a method and a statement for social change
Respect every individual according to the statement written in Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
International solidarity for a world with more justice and solidarity between humankind in every walk of life.
Respect for the Environment
Respect, maintain, and appreciate the environment as well as the ecosystem because we live in it and we depend on it for living.
Open and inclusive for all individuals who has one vision with our movement, without judging through their genders, skin tone, religion, nationality, social status or political views and any other possible reasons for discrimination.
Cooperating with local community and local actors to strengthening positive potential of the whole civilians and form the local community become a main actor of change.
[ Program Goals ]
The goal of this program is to create opportunities for youth to be immersed in intercultural environment and cultures through activities that facilitate the transmission of traditional knowledge, and values, while also nurturing the relationship between youth. We carry out Culture Camps using traditional cultural activities including multi-generational gatherings, and language and culture immersion. We do not only learn the language through language and cultural immersion, they also promote pride, peace and understanding the different values and cultures.
[ Activity ]
1. Orphanage Volunteering
Volunteering is generally considered an altruistic activity where an individual or group provides services for no financial gain “to benefit another person, group or organization”.Volunteering is also renowned for skill development and is often intended to promote goodness or to improve humanquality of life. Volunteering may have positive benefits for the volunteer as well as for the person or community served It is also intended to make contacts for possible employment. Many volunteers are specifically trained in the areas they work, such as medicine education. or emergency rescue Others serve on an as-needed basis, such as in response to a natural disaster.
2. Truth & Dialogue
Dialogue aimed to build the group and elicit trust amongst participants as prerequisite to start exploring concepts related to conflict such as personal and social identities, conflict dynamics or violence. It culminated with one day spent sharing how conflicts affected the lives of participants as young individuals.
3. Cultural Diversity
A walking around in the capital city will never be as great as this third activity. We fight the shyness and fearness together in facing the local people and speaking english even local language to them. Applying a fun games of observation in the field of tourism, cultural and social diversity in a group, the participants will able to make some documentary movie and such a wonderful picture with the local people during the activity.
[ Site Details ]
Hoa Lo Prison
Hoa Lo Prison was built by the French between 1886 to 1901, with an added renovation in 1913. The French colonial administrators thought to make an example of Vietnamese agitators for independence. Prisoners in Hoa Lo were shackled to the floor and were often beaten by the guards. Executions were carried out in Hoa Lo Prison by way of a mobile guillotine, which still stands near the prison’s death row. The Hanoi-based Communist government of North Vietnam had intended to keep Hoa Lo Prison as a reminder of French brutality.
Hoan Kiem Lake
Hoan Kiem means “Lake of the Returned Sword”. Legends as to how it acquired its current name vary in detail, but all relate to nationalist hero Emperor Le Loi, who borrowed a magic sword and used it to defeat aggressive Chinese forces before returning it to a turtle that surfaced in the lake. A giant turtle known as Cu Rua in fact lived in the lake for decades or longer before dying in January 2016, to the shock of many Vietnamese, who had considered the 160-kilogram beast sacred. The huge turtle had become a symbol of Vietnamese independence and resilience, and was one of the last four Yangtze giant soft-shell turtles left on earth.
The Vietnam Friendship Village
The Vietnam Friendship Village was founded in 1992 by George Mizo, an American veteran of the Vietnam War who was interested in helping to repair the damage done to the Vietnamese people and to Vietnam-America relations by the war. The village was originally conceived of as a residence for orphaned children and elderly people suffering from the impact of Agent Orange. Collaboration between the Vietnamese, American, and German governments provided the land and funds necessary to build a medical building and several residences. The focus of the village has broadened, and it now provides residents with a variety of alternative health treatments, food grown in an onsite garden, and education in trades and crafts as well