5:46 pm July 28, 2015 | 2 Comments
Trash, for some cities across Indonesia, is a hard problem to solve. Bandung was for many years known as "Rubbish van Java" because of the overwhelming trash literring the city. Yet, the burden forced the local community to find novel ways to deal with the issue and return the area to the natural, clean environment of the past.
11:26 am July 10, 2015 | No Comment
In a country of 250 million, the goal of realizing a satisfying degree of welfare for all citizens proves to be quite an enormous challenge. Various social safety net schemes have been tried, the most recent being the distribution of Family Welfare Cards (Kartu Keluarga Sejahtera) and the implementation of the National Health Insurance (Jaminan […]
10:34 am July 1, 2015 | No Comment
Twelve year old Vioni has been having stomach problems for as long as she can remember. In and out of doctors’ offices and on and off medication, she thought she’d had every possible diagnosis. But today Vioni got a prescription she’d never received before: no more instant noodles. Nutrition-related diseases such as diabetes, stunting and […]
11:19 am June 11, 2015 | 1 Comment
There’s a lot of truth in the proverb “it takes a village to raise a child.” But one Jakarta-based NGO is learning that it may also take a village to raise a parent. Sahabat Anak has been working with street children in Jakarta for more than 10 years. Over this time, it has found out […]
10:27 am June 5, 2015 | No Comment
Experts estimate that a total of 24 million, or 3 out of 10, Indonesian children do not have birth certificates.   This staggering number is more than the entire population of Australia and more than five times the population of Singapore. Without birth certificates, these children have a difficult time gaining access to medical treatment […]
10:37 am June 3, 2015 | No Comment
One of the messiest events ever to take place in Jakarta returned for its second year last Saturday at the VIP Parking lot of fX Sudirman, South Jakarta, where over 300 whipped cream pies were tossed and smashed on the faces of nominated candidates for a price in the name of charity. Count Me In […]
11:40 am May 27, 2015 | No Comment
What happens when you take passionate, volunteer actors from all walks of life in Jakarta, grab an extremely well-written script, build a stage and throw the actors on it? Pure magic. This is the case with the Jakarta Players Community Theater and their most recent production of “Circle Mirror Transformation,” a play by Annie Baker […]
11:50 am May 20, 2015 | No Comment
Let’s be honest, we are all guilty of mentally picturing ourselves throwing a pie at someone’s face; be it your friend or foe, your colleague, your boss, your frenemies or a celebrity. Here is your chance to turn fantasy into reality — all for a good cause! Pies In The Face Charity 2015 by Count […]
10:52 am May 18, 2015 | No Comment
For a 70-year-old retired veteran named Lameni, the thought of walking independently with the use of both his feet was almost unimaginable. However, his life changed the day he read about a foreign program called Saksham-Mandiri on a local newspaper, promising to provide free Artificial Limbs to about 500 limbless Indonesian citizens. The “Saksham-Mandiri” program […]
7:33 pm May 13, 2015 | 1 Comment
1) “JALANAN” is an incredibly successful movie, screening at 47 festivals around the world and winning 11 international awards. But the movie took a long time to put together. Did you ever think about giving up? What kept you inspired?  “Oh I thought about giving up every three days! What kept me going was the […]
2:44 pm May 8, 2015 | No Comment
Why would I support Pies in the Face? Are you guys wasting food?  The pies are simply whipped cream and sugar. We are not wasting food, in fact we recycle most of the whipped cream. We keep costs as low as we can. The more money we save, the more we can contribute to the […]
2:42 pm May 6, 2015 | No Comment
Aren’t we all guilty of mentally picturing ourselves throwing a pie at someone’s face; be it your friend or foe, your colleague, your boss, your frenemies or a celebrity? Here’s your chance to turn fantasy into reality — all for a good cause! Pies in the Face Charity returns for the second time on May 30 […]
2:25 pm May 6, 2015 | No Comment
It is not a secret that breast milk is the golden standard of nutrition for newborn babies, up until they are at least 2 years old. However, by 2013, only 38 percent of Indonesian babies were breast-fed. Exclusive breast-feeding is one of the most important factors for development in a child’s first 1,000 days of […]
2:10 pm April 29, 2015 | No Comment
Years of commitment to improving Kampong Atas Air has made the neighborhood of Margasari the movers and shakers of the mission.  Kampong Atas Air of Margasari is a coastal region to the coastal north of Balikpapan in East Kalimantan. This settlement lies above sea level (from which it got its name “Atas Air”) and although […]
11:30 am April 27, 2015 | No Comment
Imagine if every child in Indonesia has the opportunity to learn from the best schools, universities and teachers. Also imagine if the process of educating these children can be done at any school, at home or even via the phone? In reference to National Education Day 2015, the Google Indonesia team is gathering people that […]
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