The impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on children!
Fair Future Indonesia - June 01, 2020/ Alex Wettstein

Hello Kawan’s, dear friends, Madam, Sir and dear families,

The COVID-19 crisis could have far-reaching and long-term negative impacts on children around the world. This impact is likely to be devastating even if children who contract the coronavirus appear to develop fewer severe symptoms and have lower death rates than other age groups.

In the world, more than 1.5 billion students no longer go to class. In Indonesia, the 4th largest population in the world, schools have been closed for months. and this is 4.4 million children and adolescents aged 7–18 years are still out of school.

Widespread job and income losses, as well as economic insecurity for families, are expected to increase the incidence of child labour, sexual exploitation, early pregnancy and child marriage. The constraints faced by families, particularly those living in quarantine or confined areas, increase the incidence of domestic violence. As the number of deaths from COVID-19 increases, many more children will be orphaned and vulnerable to exploitation and abuse. This is obviously valid in poor regions where people no longer have an income.

“The risks to children from the COVID-19 crisis are enormous.” Therefore, the government must act urgently to protect children during the pandemic, but also to consider how the decisions they make today will best respect the rights of children after the end of the crisis.

For many children, the COVID-19 crisis will mean stopping or restricting their education, or falling behind others. Over 91% of the students here are out of school since the schools have all closed. The crisis has revealed huge disparities in countries’ preparedness for emergencies, children’s access to the Internet and the availability of educational materials. While there is a lot of talk about online learning platforms today, many public institutions are not organised to use them and do not have the technology and equipment to deliver their instruction via the Internet.

A quick reminder: Almost 50% of the people in Indonesia do not have access to the Internet yet!

Additional stresses faced by families as a result of the COVID-19 crisis – including job loss, isolation, excessive confinement and medical and financial concerns – increase the risk of violence in the home, it is inflicted between partners or on children by the adults who care for them. The UN secretary-general has spoken of a “terrifying” global increase in domestic violence linked to COVID-19. Calls to emergency numbers have been reported to have doubled in some countries. Child abuse is less likely to be detected during the COVID-19 crisis since child protection institutions have reduced their surveillance to avoid spreading the virus and teachers will no longer be able to detect it. signs of ill-treatment, the establishments have closed.

The foundation urges the government to take urgent measures to protect the rights of children, including by:

  • Prioritising efforts to continue education for all children using available technologies;
  • Providing economic assistance, including cash payments, to low-income families who will be hit first and hardest, to help them meet basic needs without resorting to child labour or marriage;
  • Minimising interruptions in children’s access to essential and vital medical care;
  • Accentuating efforts to identify children orphaned by the pandemic and expanding the extended family and foster family networks;
  • Expanding public education, awareness campaigns, emergency numbers and other services for children who are at risk of violence in the home or sexual exploitation;
  • Transferring children deprived of their liberty to a family environment and ensuring adequate accommodation and sanitation for refugee, migrant and internally displaced children.

A response to the COVID-19 human rights crisis will not only mitigate the damage with potentially far-reaching repercussions but will also benefit children in the long term, Human Rights Watch said. In general, increasing children’s access to the Internet will improve their access to information and their ability to organise and express themselves. The economic crisis linked to COVID-19 could push governments to strengthen guarantees of economic and social rights as well as social protection for poor communities and vulnerable families. Such measures, over the long term, can improve food security and reduce poverty, child labour and child marriage rates.

This is, in any case, the observation that we are making after more than four months of hard work with all those who are the innocent victims of this pandemic. In addition, we think that the effects on children of all these months during which nothing really happened for them, whether in terms of access to knowledge, access to their school and games with other young people their age will have negative effects for years to come.

In this, and in an attempt to limit the damage, it is, therefore, necessary to set up actions aimed at bridging this abysmal gap that has resulted from COVID-19 crisis, on young people from 7 to 18 years old. No, the government must not remain with eyes closed, it must take into account that for a child aged between 7 and 12 years, a period of 4 months without access to knowledge is equivalent to several years for an adult.

Sincerely yours! Stay safe, stay cool, keep smiling and be happy!


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Thank you so much for your help and your benevolences Kawans!

Dear friends, dear family, dear Madam and Sir,

Thanks to all of you and since March 2020, as part of stages #1 and #2 of our Covid-19 Community Care Program, the foundation has raised more than $ 23,000 which has been used to help more than 2,000 families. It is an extraordinary result and we are proud to have had you all with us!

We are entering the third phase of this gigantic program aimed at providing for the needs of people and children. In and this sense, the foundation needs you! As before, we are helping people in Sumba and Bali and you can continue to support us

You can support us for this big program here Kawan

The program in 3 crucial points

Aims of this 3rd step or your program!


  • Help vulnerable groups in Denpasar women’s penitentiary to participate in the production of coronavirus prevention equipment in the form of layered cloth masks, safe and comfortable to use during activities;
  • Provide communities of women in Denpasar Penitentiary with opportunities to earn a small income by participating in the foundation’s programs;
  • Provide the communities of women of the Denpasar penitentiary with training and production opportunities, obtain technical assistance from us and therefore improve the number and quality of mask production;
  • Meet the basic needs in terms of nutrition and essential food products for the body, which will be consumed during the economic crisis, by the populations in need in Sumba and Bali;
  • Helping people with disabilities in Sumba and Bali, by providing them with products of first need for them, but also that meet their specific needs in the context of their place of life and their disability;
  • Provide health products, which will be used by workers in the tertiary sector, during their activities outside the home. Provide masks and hand sanitizers, for example;
  • Offer opportunities to participate as helpers and volunteers to all those who wish to participate in the social activities of #KawanBaikBerbagi;
  • Offer social opportunities to local catering businesses, who would like to offer meals to those who help us, to our volunteers. Encourage them to offer us fresh and healthy products which will be distributed as part of this 3rd action;
  • Support the local economy by buying groceries, vegetables from small local producers (micro-enterprises), in order to help them to continue their commercial activities, and therefore to be able to live; (according to the prerequisites of #KawanBaikBerbagi).

Output of this 3rd step or your program!


  • Empowerment of the women detained in Denpasar prison are involved with us in the fight against the pandemic, by making hundreds of protective masks themselves;
  • Confidence and self-esteem: The women detained thanks to this activity, receive an income which allows them too to meet their basic needs, in addition to the satisfaction of collaborating on an important project;
  • Improvement of living conditions: Provide healthy food, cleaning products, and sanitary napkins as well as various other things, including masks, soap, disinfectants. These products meet the needs of populations in need;
  • Aid for disabled people: A specific program dedicated to disabled people is specifically designed for them. Food, vital goods, hygiene products, vitamins. This action aims to include them as full members of the community, which goes without saying;
  • Public assistance: This program also targets workers in the tertiary sector, merchants and street workers, people who do not receive help from anyone for reasons of origin, all the neglected and those whom the government forgets and excluded;
  • Motivation and civic sense: Help people to make pace adjustments, encourage them to adapt their schedules, change their habits. The objective is ultimate, a gradual return to normal activities;
  • Participation in the collective effort: Implement means of personal protection, which allow everyone to come and help and participate in the “bagging”, vital goods and products of first need offered by the foundation, to these beneficiaries ;
  • Involvement of local companies: In cooperation with small local restaurants, provide lunch to volunteers during the activities.
    Also involve them in providing us with the healthiest food possible, cleaning and disinfection equipment, sanitary napkins.

Why we will help effectively


Helping others is not only good for them and a good thing to do, but it also makes us happier and healthier. Giving also connects us to others, creating stronger communities, and helping to build a happier society for all. And it’s not just about the money – we can also donate our time, ideas and energy. So let make it all together.

We act because everything is to be done, to be created. We are talking about a new era for example. A disturbing term. A return to adapted normality where pleasure, security, and independence are the keywords. This is why this 3rd stage wants to be in every point different than the simple fact of distributing food.

We act because the basic needs of every human being, of every child, include that of eating, drinking, washing, fulfilling themselves, earning a living, accessing basic medical care … ensure and implement tools, so that they are accessible for the benefit of as many people as possible.

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