Medical and education partnerships in a remote part of Indonesia which serves the mixed community of Muslims and Christians
Hohidiai (meaning "to restore” in the local language) is an Indonesian organisation with a burden to serve the local community through practical care.The genesis of the medical program of Hohidiai was the response of leadership to the suffering of thousands of internally displaced people (IDPs) who had fled religious persecution.
Practical care was offered by Hohidiai personnel who mobilised international assistance. Funds were raised to pay for medical teams. One of the nurses, Australian Esther, later returned with her husband Peter, to join the work among internally displaced people. Esther pioneered the School of Health Care Workers so that trained health workers could provide support for IDPs once they returned to their home villages. Peter manages the many programs at the Kusuri base.
The work has expanded to include a hospital, children’s homes, a rehabilitation centre for leprosy and tuberculosis (TB), together with HIV/AIDS inpatient and outpatient services. Training of medical personnel and health education and training is a high priority. Regional clinics see up to 1,000 patients per month, offering free care to those who need it.
A school has been started on the Hohidiai base with land purchased to develop a school site. It is a national school of international standard. The school provides quality education, teaching both Indonesian and English.
Transforming lives in Indonesia
Australia's neighbour is home to 222 million people scattered through an archipelago of more than 17,000 islands. Indonesia is the world's fourth most populous nation and the world's largest Islamic although secular state. With Indonesia being our nearest neighbour we are compelled to work together to build bridges of trust and relationships. Our Christian ministry partners in Indonesia encourage us with their faithfulness.
Our ministry partners are involved in a broad spectrum of activities including tertiary education, health care and Micro-Enterprise Development (MED). Supporting national Christian workers and students in Indonesia through our Partnership Alliance is also an on-going opportunity.
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