“A Child’s Right to Play” was the theme for 2011. This began with Sahabat Anak Day, where SA invtied the public to donate toys for children living in marginalized communities in greater Jakarta to help fulfill their right to play. Up until July 2011, the program, led by Mutiara Nathania, successfully gave out toys to 1,929 children in 31 areas by involving 23 communities.
The Sahabat Anak Jamboree, led by Wenas Saputra, was held on the 2nd – 3rd of July at the Ragunan Camping Ground and had the theme “Come Out and Play My Friends!” A new record was broken with 1,100 children participating. They came from the Sahabat Anak tutorial areas, partner organisations and 30 transit houses in DKI Jakarta. The event was also supported by 700 volunteers (chaperones, organizer, crew and guests). DKI Jakarta’s Social Service also supported the event. After the Jamboree, the volunteers started a new tutorial area for the street children living in Kota Tua, North Jakarta.
2011 also saw the end of the Strategic Plan 2006-2011 period. All of the board members, staff and volunteers of Sahabat Anak gathered to determine the goals for th e next Strategic Plan 2012-2016 period, which is: “That Sahabat Anak would continue to be a driving force in the Sahabat Anak Movement by involving numerous committed volunteers until every street child’s rights are fulfilled.”
At the end of 2011 Sahabat Anak joined hand in hand with Yayasan KDM to reach a shared long, term vision together, that is to provide a holistic service for marginalized and street children.