Indonesia Inquiry

On the importance of shoes

December 9, 2012 Communities and Cultures Travel & Living Abroad YouTube Videos 0


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Title – “A Unique Approach to Rehab in Indonesia: Junkie Shoes”

Location – Bogor, Indonesia

YouTube Description –

Published on Dec 7, 2012

“We traveled to Indonesia to buy sandals made by former drug addicts. The shoes, called “junkies,” are a part of a program started by the YAKITA Drug Treatment Center to help women suffering from addiction learn a marketable skill. Indonesia experienced a drug epidemic in the 1980s due to rapid economic growth and the increased availability of new drugs; YAKITA was started in 1999 as a response to this crisis. Hannah spends the day at the center getting to know the girls and chatting about shoes and drugs.

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