We have recently been talking to Sylvie Wilson, president of the charitable organisation, “Le geste d’amour” (the gesture of love). The charity was established following the devastating Tsunami of 2004 to assist the people of Sitinoraiti in Sumatra.
Their vision is to provide a better general quality of life for the children of Sitinoraiti and in 2009 an orphanage “Lembaga Panti Asuhan Sitinoraiti” (Institute to help the children of Sitinoraiti) was inaugurated. They strive to provide a secure, healthy and caring environment; promoting the children’s educational and social development.
The orphanage is located in Pangururan in Northern Sumatra, Indonesia and occupies an area of 6000m² on the border of Lake Toba.
The objective is not only to house, educate and care for the children, but to continue to help them into work. During our month’s stay at Sitinoraiti we hope to assist with the general day-to-day running of the centre, coordinate various educational programmes and arrange leisure pursuits and English conversation classes.
With our ’home’ on our roof and our vehicle making us completely self-sufficient, we will not be dependent on the resources of the charity projects we visit so can give 100%.
To find out more about the work of Sitinoraiti Orphanage please click here.