State of Children in Indonesia
Right after a recent economic boom in Indonesia, almost one third of the population continues to live under the poverty line. Since then this country has not succeeded in improving the living conditions of all its families. And also many children on the remote islands of Indonesia are deprived of enough access to food, water and healthcare.
The next state of children in this country is the high child mortality rate, where nearly more than 40% of Indonesian children die before the age of 5. Newborns, for another example, are the victims of several diseases like low weight which is very much common in this country. More than 7,500 children live in the streets of the capital.
Despite Indonesian law grants free education to everyone, this law has not been applied in all the states. A large number of Indonesian children do attend primary schools. However an alarming number of these children do not continue on to the secondary level. The need to earn money becomes a higher priority than education, which not only happens in Indonesia but in all parts of Asian countries.