Novi Ari­wi­bowo

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Giv­ing back to the com­mu­nity is very im­por­tant to Novi Ari­wi­bowo. It is one of the rea­sons why she joined Yayasan Jan­tung In­done­sia. At the start she was a vol­un­teer, help­ing out at char­ity din­ners and galas. Now, she is the Vice Sec­re­tary Gen­eral.

“Esti asked me to join the board at the right time, just when I wanted to be­come more in­volved in so­cial causes,” says Novi. “I work hard, and I’m a wife and a mother. But I also want to give back to the com­mu­nity – through YJI.”

Novi en­joys work­ing with young peo­ple. “We held a pho­tog­ra­phy com­pe­ti­tion to cel­e­brate World Heart Day on Septem­ber 29. Our tar­get was mil­len­ni­als and the younger gen­er­a­tion. The com­pe­ti­tion re­quires you to take self­ies while do­ing healthy ac­tiv­i­ties. So it’s fun as well as good ex­er­cise. We hope that with so many peo­ple join­ing this com­pe­ti­tion, they can un­der­stand our mes­sage about lead­ing a healthy lifestyle.

“I think one of the keys to health is ex­er­cis­ing reg­u­larly. But don’t for­get to be smart about it. Don’t overdo it. You need to know your body first, so it’s a good idea to check with the doc­tor about the kind of work­out that’s ideal for you.

“In fu­ture, we will de­velop more in­no­va­tive cam­paigns that will in­ter­est peo­ple at all lev­els, but es­pe­cially the young. That be­ing said, I hope YJI can be­come more in­de­pen­dent, es­pe­cially in terms of fund­ing, be­cause we are now strug­gling to find new donors. With med­i­cal costs in­creas­ing every year, we surely need more sup­port with that.”


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