Responding to the great Indonesian Tsunami in December 2004, Norma Nashed wrote an article in the local newspaper with a promise that after the media attention subsides and the relief agencies leave, her promise to the orphan children of the Tsunam.
2004 - Present
Responding to the great Indonesian Tsunami in December 2004, Norma Nashed wrote an article in the local newspaper with a promise that after the media attention subsides and the relief agencies leave, her promise to the orphan children of the Tsunami was that they would not be forgotten. Immediately she started delivering on her promise by raising awareness and funds in 2004 while she was visiting her brother in the Bahamas.
Restore a Child now sponsors seven homes for orphans through partnership with YAPI (Yayasan Advent Peduli) in Medan 32 children, North Sumatra, in Singkawang 22 children, Kalimantan, in Kawangkoan near Manado 82 children, Sulawesi, and the Kupang orphanage in Nusa Tenggara, 36 children; Ambon, Jogya; Slapure in Purwodadi, 67 children.
The orphanage in Medan was the first to open on January 3, 2006. Restore a Child and HELP International, contributed to the completion of the home.
Since 2005, the following students graduated with funds from Andrew Kuntaraf Memorial Fund and Restore a Child as follows:
285 High School
100 University Graduates
234 Total number of children in the homes
41 University students in 2021, 20 already graduated in June
Restore a Child believes in sustainability and therefore has started funding agricultural projects as well as poultry, fishing and soap to generate income. Excess produce of corn and beans are being sold. We planted 800 fruit trees in 2014.
The sewing machines we purchased for the homes were put to use during COVID in 2020 and 2021. More than a thousand masks were made (sewn) by our young people in the homes to donate to poor people. In 2021 Medan Adventist Hospital inaugurated Restore a Child Pediatric Ward and in Jakarta we opened a home for orphans, and soon will open a training center for computers for young people in the community. We also will open an agricultural training center in Surubaya on land from the Conference