Zumba with Rotaract Club Yogyakarta Malioboro

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Zumba is a new sports variant that is much-loved among the womenfolk in Indonesia, especially in 2016. Behind the popularity of zumba, it turns out this one sport can provide a lot of benefits for our bodies. In addition to maanfaat for fitness like aerobic exercise, following the zumba class can release stress and make […]

Hello Dream Troopers!!

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Yayasan Rumah Impian or The Dream House Foundation was started in Yogyakarta, in 2006. The Dream House has been focusing its work on the issue of street children and high-risk children. We treat street children as our own Family and we believe that they should have the same opportunities to be able to achieve that […]

A Dream for Solidarity

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by Sammy Ladh “You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one..” This old song by John Lennon echoed in my head when I began writing this story. Dreaming is a pleasant thing to do. A life without a dream is an empty and meaningless life. Carl Sandburg said, “nothing happens unless […]

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. […]

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Street Lifestyle – A Call to Action

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For the past few years I have been noticing an interesting phenomenon in the life style of our street friends. From their mobility, moving from one junction to another, until their dependence to addictive substances, starting from sniffing glue for beginners to using and dealing drugs for the advanced, has been an interesting thing to […]

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 […]