Indonesia: Children's Home "Entrusted Love"

Many Indonesian children and adolescents have been exposed to violence and hunger or have lost their parents or their homes at an early age. They find a new home at the "Entrusted Love" children's home.

The children's home is called "Titipan Kasih", which roughly means "entrusted with love". The home takes in children from all four EMS member churches in South and West Sulawesi. Most of them come from difficult, broken and even traumatic families.

The youngest residents are only three years old, the oldest are 20 years old. It goes without saying that daily life is full of activity at the children's home on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi. The roughly 100 girls and boys who currently live can choose between many things to do, such as sport, music, outings and supervised games. They grow up in a sheltered environment based on advanced pedagogical principles and receive a school education.

Education opens up future prospects

The managers and volunteer workers at the home provide the children and young adults with the same opportunities to lead a normal life in future that children would receive from normal families. At the home they find the warmth and comfort they would normally have received from their families. They attend school, receive support to find a vocational training place or a job as well as backing and familial counselling in all matters relating to their lives.

The girls and boys can try their hand at tending the vegetable gardens or caring for the pigs and hens at the home. They learn what it means to farm the land or run a household. In addition, the children are nourished with fresh fruit and vegetables and animal products.


26% of Indonesian children experience domestic violence

Hope for the children

Many children were often the victims of violence in the past. The co-workers at Titipan Kasih help traumatised children and young adults on their path in life. They receive special attention and backing from the trained educators. Traumatised children also receive special psychological counselling to help them lead a normal life. 

The church institution was set up in 1988. Today, the Indonesian children's home is supported by other churches, such as the Christian Church in South Sulawesi (GKSS). Church support helps to finance school attendance fees for the children and young adults as well as further and advanced training courses for volunteer workers.

Project goals

The co-workers at the children’s home of "Titipan Kasih" not only want to offer 100 girls and boys a roof over their beads but also a home. Most of the children come from difficult family backgrounds and have lost their parents. At the children’s home they are looked after lovingly and can attend school. The aim is to offer children the same opportunities as children of their own age who grow up in “normal” conditions.


Project work

At the children’s home children from traumatic backgrounds receive psychological counselling to process the experiences from their past. The team at the home lovingly looks after them and supports them. Besides attending school, the children at the home play, make music and play a number of different sports. Young adults receive help to find a job or vocational training place.


Project partner

The Christian Church in South Sulawesi (GKSS) lives and works in a Muslim environment. At the outbreak of World War II, the GKSS had about 10,000 members; in 1952, membership dropped to 600 people after two waves of persecution. Today, membership is back up to 6,000 congregation members. Although it is small, the GKSS has decided to offer self-help measures and missionary work in poor rural communities and runs a training centre for village development work.



We are pleased to hear that you are interested in this project. If you have any general questions, please use the contact form below. We are also happy to help you personally if you have any questions or require further information – by phone or by E-mail.


Djoko P. A. Wibowo

Liaison Secretary Indonesia

+49 711 636 78 -36

Angelika Jung

Head of Unit Fundraising

+49 711 636 78 -63

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