MAK­ING A CHANGE WITH HAPPY HEARTS

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Happy Hearts Fund In­done­sia, a non-profit or­gan­i­sa­tion with the goal of en­sur­ing all the kids in In­done­sia get ac­cess to ed­u­ca­tion, re­cently launched the #IAMCHANGE cam­paign. CEO Sylvia Bei­win­kler ex­plained that many schools in East Nusa Teng­gara (bet­ter known as NTT) are not in a proper and safe con­di­tion. Ob­sta­cles like a lack of toi­let and san­i­ta­tion fa­cil­i­ties, and a lack of ad­e­quate sta­tionery, desks and chairs make it dif­fi­cult for chil­dren to learn. Sylvia be­lieves that by help­ing these kids to en­joy a bet­ter ed­u­ca­tion, it will help the peo­ple of the re­gion achieve bet­ter lives.

Happy Hearts Fund In­done­sia has re­built 14 schools in NTT since 2016, and this year, the or­gan­i­sa­tion proudly an­nounced the #IAMCHANGE cam­paign with the goal of re­build­ing 200 schools in NTT within the next five years. Launched on 13th March, the cam­paign has a fresh ap­proach to invit­ing peo­ple to bring about a change for the kids in NTT, from part­ner­ships and fundrais­ing, to “vol­un­tour­ing” – a com­bi­na­tion of vol­un­teer­ing and tourism.

Some of the part­ners of Happy Hearts Fun In­done­sia, like Time In­ter­na­tional, PT Ro­damas, ANSAC and Avian, have pledged their com­mit­ment to help re­build schools in NTT – World­ven­tures Foun­da­tion has even agreed to re­build 100 schools in Sumba. As an­other part­ner and sup­porter of Happy Hearts Fund In­done­sia, Plaza In­done­sia has or­gan­ised suc­cess­ful fundrais­ing events since 2013 and re­built seven schools in Jakarta and Greater Jakarta. Five pub­lic fig­ures have also joined the move­ment as cam­paign am­bas­sadors, from Mike Lewis, Kelly Tan­diono and Paul Foster, to Nameera Az­man and Adv­ina Rat­nan­ingsih. For more in­for­ma­tion, go to Happy Hearts Fund In­done­sia's web­site or con­tact the cam­paign man­ager at [email protected]­py­heartsin­done­sia.org. hap­py­heartsin­done­sia.org plazain­done­sia.com

MIA EGRON, JOHN ANDREWS, PE­TRA NEMCOVA, SUSY, DENNY ANDRIAN, MIKE LEWIS, SYLVIA BEI­WIN­KLER, IRWAN MUSSRY & DANNY SIN

MIKE LEWIS AT RE­BUILT PAUD DHARMA PERTIWI TANGERANG

PE­TRA NEMCOVA AT PAUD STRAW­BERRY CILINCING JAKARTA

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