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AmCham NGO Networking Spotlights Education and Health
Oct 05, 2020 | AmCham Indonesia

Our 2020 Partners Networking Evening on Sept 30 – before our US election discussion – gave the stage to six NGOs focusing on health and education in Indonesia; it was held in collaboration with our Education and Workforce Development and Corporate Citizenship Committees.

Nearly 80 attendees heard how the six NGOs work to improve and empower the lives of Indonesian women, children and families through education, financial, social change and healthcare initiatives in the midst of the pandemic.

  • ASA Foundation is an education and empowerment NGO working directly through local schools and community-based projects to develop sustainable social impact programs for vulnerable youth and adults. Instagram https://www.instagram.com/asafoundation_id/ and Facebook https://www.facebook.com/theasagrouporg/
  • ChildFund has reached over 50 million children and their families in Indonesia since 1958 and creates the safe environments children need to thrive, by focusing on those whose parents or caregivers are absent. Instagram https://www.instagram.com/childfundindo/?hl=en and Facebook https://www.facebook.com/ChildFundIndo/
  • Jhpiego aims to revolutionize healthcare for the most disadvantaged people in partnership with national governments, health experts and local communities, building health skills, and developing systems that save lives now and guarantee healthier futures. Instagram https://www.instagram.com/jhpiego/ and Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Jhpiego
  • Palang Merah Indonesia (PMI), the Indonesian Red Cross, is Indonesia’s largest humanitarian organization and acts before, during and after disasters and health emergencies to meet the needs of vulnerable people. Instagram: @palangmerah_indonesia; @americanredcross; @ifrc. Facebook: Palang Merah Indonesia; American Red Cross; International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
  • Prestasi Junior Indonesia, known as Junior Achievement in the US, prepares young people for success in a global economy through workforce readiness, entrepreneurship education, and financial literacy along with its corporate partners Citi, ExxonMobil, Caterpillar and AIG. Instagram: @prestasijunior and Facebook: @prestasijuniorID
  • YCAB is a social enterprise helping underprivileged youth to become self-reliant through jobs or entrepreneurship; bringing them from subsistence to sustainable livelihoods. Instagram https://www.instagram.com/ycabfoundation/ and Facebook https://www.facebook.com/ycabfoundation

MC Shawn Hutchinson, the co-chair of our education committee, encouraged all member companies to reach out to these NGOs to offer help.

The event reached a close with a virtual spin the wheel lucky draw with prizes donated by our sponsors. Dudit Triyanto and Scott Hanna won bottles of wine from AmCham Indonesia and special pouch from Cigna; Derren Joseph a one-night stay for four people at The Kuningan Suites.

The Grand Prize courtesy of AmCham Platinum Partner HP, was an HP Elitebook laptop, which went Suryani of ChildFund.

We would like to express our deepest thanks to our sponsors: HP Indonesia, The Kuningan Suites, and Cigna.