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Ministry Highlight: Indonesia

facts-about-indonesia Compassion began its ministry in Indonesia in 1968 with the Child Sponsorship Program. Between 1984 and 1985, because of financial integrity issues we terminated our largest partnership which resulted in the closure of most of our child development centers in the country. But in 1988, the Child Sponsorship Program was expanded once again.

We started the Leadership Development Program there in 2005 and the Child Survival Program in 2009.

Country Director

Handoko Ngadiman became the Indonesian Country Director in 2010 and comes to our ministry with more than 10 years of leadership experience.

Handoko has served in high-level roles, including as the Vice Executive Director of the Institute for Community and Development Studies in Jakarta, and as the National Director of Habitat for Humanity Indonesia.

At present, Handoko is also Chief Operating Officer of the nonprofit arm of Abbalove Ministries, a position he’s held since October 2008.

In addition to his professional background, Handoko holds two master’s degrees. He has a Master of Arts degree in Mission and Development Practices from the Oxford Center for Mission Studies and Wales University in the United Kingdom.

He also has a master’s in Development Management from the Asian Institute of Management in Manila, the Philippines.

Implementing Church Partners

Implementing Church Partners are local churches in Indonesia with whom we work to deliver child development programs and ministry in the field.

Child Survival Program

Child Sponsorship Program

Your sponsorship of a child in Indonesia provides a variety of benefits.

School children are busy with school during the week days. Each child development center arranges their schedule according to when children go to school. Typically they meet in the afternoons after school.

Leadership Development Program

Complementary Interventions

Our core child sponsorship program, while comprehensive, does not address all obstacles to a child’s healthy development. The Complementary Interventions program was created to work with our holistic child development model to provide additional services, such as our AIDS Initiative, Bibles for all children, disaster relief [3] and water projects.

Complementary Interventions in Indonesia include nonformal education and provision for major medical and health needs.