Technology Transforms Lives - So Does Education .
1rstWAP and its team devote their time and resources to ISCO (Indonesian Street Children Organization), a non-government organization started by 1rstWAP, dedicated to improving the quality of life for street children through education. Headquartered in Jakarta, Indonesia, ISCO addresses the educational needs of children from very poor families who would otherwise live and beg on the streets.
As an independent organization, ISCO is non-political and has no religious affiliations. This organization was formed in 1999, and is based on the pure wish to facilitate the best life prospects for children who suffer from the worst of poverty in crowded slums in Indonesian cities. Often such children are forced to beg from motorists at busy intersections, or take on dangerous and unhealthy work at a very young age.
Being otherwise extremely vulnerable, the education and life skills that ISCO helps provide, gives them a sustainable and realistic opportunity. In fact, some of our children, who would otherwise have to beg on the streets, are topping their classes - thanks to the opportunities enabled by ISCO.
In 2010, over 2000 underprivileged children attended school thanks to ISCO!