Indonesia: Children of landfill scavengers learn to dream big

Children who grow up near Indonesia's biggest landfill face an uncertain future, but one school is trying to change that.

    It is known as the "mountain of rubbish" - Indonesia's biggest landfill - sitting just outside the capital Jakarta.

    About 7,000 people earn a living through the pile of waste, sifting through rubbish in unsanitary and unsafe conditions.

    Extreme poverty makes it difficult for many families to imagine a different future for their children. But one school is trying to change that.

    Al Jazeera's Florence Looi reports from Bantar Gebang.


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