Understanding

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All we see is not the real appearance. Even what we are seeing is the possibility of the outer skin with the wound on the inside starting to rot. She needs a touch on the wound, not on the skin. He needs to know that he needs help. That’s what I see from Amel. Nobody […]

I CAN TOO

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by Lynne Stillings I came to Rumah Impian as a Fulbright researcher studying children’s musical expression and identity in Java. I learned that some of the students at the school I was researching at had been street children. I learned about Rumah Impian and the mission to get children off the street and into school. […]

A Special Day

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This is a story about a special day for Hamzah and Romi, two dreamhouse children who now live in the Hope Shelter. Romi woke up early that morning. It was only 5 am and everyone in Hope Shelter was still sleeping. He could not wait to start his first day at school. He was very […]

The Way They Bounce Back

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By Clara Siagian “Once you label me, you negate me” Søren Kierkegaard. Today is quite a day for Ratih. She and her friends will be performing a unique musical performance in Taman Pintar; plainly but in creative sense called Musik Kaleng Rombeng. Ratih joins the rehearsal at the back yard of her school SDK Mangunan […]