Sejarah Yasah

Yayasan Anugrah Sungai Air Hidup (YASAH) Streams of Living Water And Grace Foundation

YASAH is a non-profit organization located on the Island of Sumatra, Indonesia on the outskirts of one of the island’s larger cities, Medan. YASAH comforts the lonely, feeds the hungry, shelters unwanted children and helps those who have sadly lost parents to the natural disasters that have befallen the country. There are currently after 102 active, lively and happy children who live in YASAH.

YASAH was founded by Elinudin and Susanna Ndraha after their natural good nature took pity upon the numerous orphans after the natural disasters. It was opened in 2001 on a tiny budget and the firm belief that God would provide, a principle that it still fundamental today. The first children stayed with Elinudin and Susanna in their tiny house, which could barely contain their current family, yet alone the extra children that they were kindly adopting. After much persistence and determination, the Japanese Tsunami Fund generously built their current location in 2006. This new building had enough room for just over 100 children. The land donated by four families : Mr. Amarjit Singh, Mr. Kuna Srinivasan, Preeti Kapoor and King Elwin. Friends International Medan, provides furniture.

The children were originally sent to a public school, however due to the cost and quality of the education given at the school Elinudin and Susanna began home schooling in June 2010. Although the orphanage is large, it was not originally designed to be a school so Elinudin and Susanna began to try to get some funding to build a school. In January 2011 the local land owners kindly donated some land and money so in June 2011 a newly built school opened, not only for the orphans but for the local community.

Going forward YASAH wants to create a more stable curriculum, with English as a focus. Elinudin and Susanna dream that the school will one day have reputation for every child leaving the school being fluent in English and that every classroom is always filled with happy and smiling children. These dreams are slowly becoming true with your kind and generous donations.


The main aim of this orphanage is to help and to educating the motherless children in order to gain their bright future. Education can contribute to national development because if we educate our youths in schoolwork and in everyday life exercises and physical activities maybe later in life they will grow up to have a job to contribute what they have learnt.

The role of education in society Education plays a major role in supporting national development goals, and meeting the needs and aspirations of a society. The tension between the global and the local: Education should help young people become world citizens as well as play an active part in the life of their own country and community.

The tension between the universal and the individual: Education should help young people learn how to critically assess and balance the risks and promises of globalization as well as choose their own future and achieve their full potential within their own cultures.

The tension between tradition and modernity: Education should help young people appreciate and value history and cultural traditions, balancing these with the ethical discernment and cooperative skills to appreciate where change and innovation are necessary and worthwhile.

The tension between long-term and short-term considerations: Education should help young people learn how to balance short- and long-term goals, in the full realization that the solutions to many problems call for patience and a consideration of the needs of future generations.

The tension between competition and cooperation: Education should help young people strive for excellence in all they do whilst balancing the principles of “competition, which provides incentives; co-operation, which gives strength; and solidarity, which unites”.