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Photo Essay: Orphans International Sumatera

After the Tsunami at our Lubuk Village campus in Aceh, Indonesia, October 2005.


Banda Aceh, Indonesia. Photos of the Orphans International Orphanage in the village of Lubuk, near Banda Aceh. This project was began by Jim Luce out of New York, “Raising Global Citizens.” The children are raised culturally and socially within the village. They go to a Muslim school in town where they study the Koran as well as learn English, and technology.

There are twelve children and their names are Dina, 10, Rahmi, 12 and Wirda, 11, followed by Ismael, 10, Bahrizal, 13, Muliansyah, 12, Ishak, 12 and Fahrulrazi, 11, then Ferdaus, 13, Mustafah, 10 Reske, 10 and Wahyu, 11

The house mothers are called Umi (mother in Arabic). Maidar wears a blue scarf early day and Bunda (mother in Indonesian) Erawati (blue top). The male role model comes from Pak Wa (uncle) Nuri. The international staff have been trained and flown in from Haiti, Peru, and the U.S.


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