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The people involved


The people involved


Lestari Sayang Anak was founded by Ingrid van der Mark on 18th of April 2009. Ingrid studied educational and child psychology, and received her M.A. degree in 1996 at the University of Leiden. In 2001 Ingrid also received her PhD in Social Sciences. Ingrid also has experience as a preschool teacher in Jakarta. Ingrid is involved in the management. She handles fundraising and finances for the Foundation, training of the staff with regard to caregiving and education in the orphanage. Ingrid is also responsible for promotion and pr. Ingrid directly interferes with educational matters, or other matters that need attending to. Ingrid has the final responsibility for the overall development of the children, and the orphanage as a whole. 

Our team of care takers
We have five employed caregivers, who take care of the children, and love the kids as if they are their own. None of the ladies are professional 
caregivers, but they all have children of their own, and some have experience as caregiver in an expat family. They all work five days a week, taking turns with their weekly two-day leave. The ladies all live in, except our head-nurse.

Supporting staff

The ladies also take turns in cooking, cleaning the house, and the laundry. The man in the house is bapak Toni, he takes care of the jobs that require strenght, and technical solutions. Gardening, fixing anything that is broken or needs improvement, and together with Ingrid he brings the children to school and picks them up again. Toni also pays the electricity and telephone bills.

Welcome to our shelter, a place where abandoned                                                                              children, are cared for, loved and educated

The Orphanage


The Children

Our Shelter



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