My encounter with beautiful minds

A photographer's moving experience of meeting intellectually challenged kids in Medan.
My encounter with beautiful minds

 

Many of the kids in Abdi Kasih grew up being neglected in their own home, misunderstood, left alone to figure out life all by themselves.

It was both painful yet fulfilling to be next to these children for a few days. I tried hard to keep the camera rolling to the best of my ability, and I tried to freeze time along the way.

The reality of my experience with these young people is that they are probably the most authentic human beings I have been in touch with.

Abdi Kasih is a school in Medan, Indonesia for intellectually challenged children.

If you'd like to help Abdi Kasih by donating materials, time, knowledge or funds, please contact them directly:

Abdi Kasih office: +62614576625
Ms Dame, secretary: +628126388481
Mr Yustinus, headmaster: +6281534574680

The Singapore International Foundation partners Abdi Kasih through a volunteer speech and occupational therapy training programme. Learn more about volunteering for similar specialist projects.

About Abdi Kasih

Abdi Kasih is a school in Medan, Indonesia for intellectually challenged children. With love and dedication, the school helps teach children on how to live in the community.

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Writer & Photographer

Robert Hector Cristobal