Orphanages from the colonial era to President Suharto The history of panti asuhan is generally under-researched. Histories of the colonial era and Christian missionaries contain fragmentary references to the introduction and expansion of the European orphanage model in Indonesia. The uptake and adaptation of this model by local socio-religious organisations starting in the early 20th century also receives passing attention within broader histories of these organisations.
Knowledge gaps More research is required about the rapid expansion of panti asuhan after Independence in 1945. In particular, support to panti asuhan as a device to advance corrupt money-making during the Suharto era remains to be explored in depth.
Existing research Below is a list of resources about the growth orphanages in Indonesia from the colonial era to the fall of President Suharto in 1998.Please contact email@example.com with recommendations for inclusion of other materials relating to this issues.
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