"Be a Child"

It is very simple. We - Imam and Agus & Martine - have "enough" and would like to do something for those who definitely haven't. Can't be simpler.
Smartine Indonesia Travel donates a certain percentage of every tour and Imam searches monthly for sponsors.

The Dutch foundation "Wees een Kind" - Be a Child - runs an orphanage in Malang with at the moment 12 children. They can house a total of 18 children. 100% of all donations coming from private donations and fundraising events are for the orphanage and a better future for the children.


Goal: every child should be a child

Children need so much more than that essential roof over their head. Love, attention, encouragement, safety, incentives, recognition, and growth are basic needs as well. This is only possible in a secure environment called "Home". To add to the homey feeling, one of the children's parents are the care keepers in the orphanage, which gives it a homey feeling. Besides, the maximum is set to 18 children. "

Children in the orphanage "Be a Child" in Malang


Set up of the orphanage

The orphanage has constructed a separate area where backpackers and volunteers can spend the night, with private bathroom and a spacious living area. In the long run, the orphanage should be able to run independently. Students looking for an internship abroad can stay at the orphanage as well. There are two rooms in the hostel, one family room and one room with two bunk beds.


Those behind the foundation

The foundation was officially founded in 2010. The family Bachdim is the running engine of the foundation, supported by several regular donators and friends as well as many contributors.

Cooperation Smartine & Foundation Be a Child

Smartine Indonesia Travel works together with Foundation Be a Child, since 2014. 10% of the profit of the tours ordered by guests staying in their hostel, is donated to the hostel. Besides, Smartine supports several times a year by providing cars and some allowences for a day out. The last route to generate income for the orphanage is through the fixed percentage we collect every month depending on the sold tours via our websites.

 

Expenditures since December 2016 (in IDR x 1000)

  Tours Donations
Dec 2016   1000
Grand total 0 1000




Children in the orphanage of the Dutch family Bachdim - Malang