Our educational values
One of the most important aspects of physical development during infancy is the development of the brain. It has far-reaching implications for psychological, cognitive, and language development. During the first six months brain growth is the fastest, and then continues in a slower rate. At two years of age the brain attains 75% of its adult weight. Although the nature-nurture discussion is still going on, plenty of research has shown that environmental stimulation is necessary for a normal brain
development. If infants are deprived of stimulation some functions of the brain can be lost forever. In particular if these children have no chance of “catching up”.
This is why the main priority of Orphanage Lestari Sayang Anak is high quality care, including sufficient individual attention and interaction.
To enable this high quality care, the number of children needs to be kept low. If more children are brought in we rather open up a second house, a third house etc… instead of housing them all in one building.