Efforts toward child scavengers' educational welfare at the Pusat Kegiatan Belajar Masyarakat School, Indonesia

Sisyanti, Mira Azzasyofia, Isbandi Rukminto Adi, Pebrianto Syafruddin

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Abstract

This article discusses efforts toward child scavengers' educational welfare at Community Learning Centre (CLC), a school in the scavenger community in the dump site area at Sumur Batu Bantar Gebang Bekasi West Java. This is a qualitative study with a descriptive approach where the informants were the principal and teachers at CLC as well as child scavengers and their parents. In this report, conditions and problems associated with child scavengers' education, the objectives and efforts of CLC to date, and the changes that are seen in child scavengers after they received some education are observed and recorded. The child scavenger education problems for example many children are not attending school or have dropped out of school due to the economic conditions of their families, which motivate child scavengers to work either scavenging garbage or at home. The main objectives are to describe and analyse whether the presence of CLC actually helps improve the welfare of children in the scavenger community, especially with regard to the fulfillment of their educational needs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)211-221
Number of pages11
JournalPertanika Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities
Volume27
Issue numberT2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019

Keywords

  • Child scavenger
  • Child welfare
  • Education
  • Poverty alleviation

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