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Jumat, 09 Agustus 2019

Happy Hearts Indonesia Partners Deutsche Bank and Special Olympics Indonesia to Improve Quality of Education for Children with Disabilities

Banten, 9 August 2019 – Happy Hearts Indonesia, a non-governmental organization dedicated to rebuild schools in underprivileged and affected areas due to natural disaster in Indonesia, has partnered with Deutsche Bank and Special Olympics Indonesia to rebuild a special school, (Sekolah Luar Biasa/SLB) Insan Mulia, located in Tangerang, Banten.

The reconstruction of the Insan Mulia school will  expand the number of classrooms as well as add  a new laboratory room to improve the quality of education for children with disabilities. Sylvia Beinwinkler, CEO of Happy Hearts Indonesia, explains that there is a need for expansion to meet increasing enrolment numbers at the school, and to improve building safety. 

The rebuilding of the Insan Mulia school is funded by the Deutsche Bank to commemorate the bank’s 50th anniversary in the Asia Pacific region. Special Olympics Indonesia has also been working to improve the lives of the students through sports and this is the first event that SOIna has ever done with SLB Insan Mulia

The collaboration was announced on Thursday, August 8th, 2019, and the event was attended by Siantoro Goeyardi, Chief Country Officer of Deutsche Bank Indonesia, Anand Joshi, Chief Operating Officer Deutsche Bank Indonesia, and RR Boedi Soeprapti, Healthy Athletes Coordinator Special Olympics Indonesia.

“Insan Mulia school is the second special needs school that was built by Happy Hearts Indonesia. We are pleased with the involvement of the private sectors and institutions such as Special Olympics Indonesia in supporting our program, and went directly to ground to help out as volunteer in reconstructing the school and interact with the community,” says Beinwinkler.

The physical education was facilitated by Special Olympics Indonesia in order to help students with their social skills, so then they can be independent and motivated to be a successful individual.

 “We hope this activity will introduce Special Olympics activities that can be utilize by Insan Mulia School to empower their students,” says Faisal Abdullah, chairman of Special Olympics Indonesia

Fulfilling children’s rights to education especially for children with disability remain a challenge for Indonesia. However, a strong and sustainable partnership across sectors it will help Indonesia to fulfill children’s rights to education and at the same time improving the competency of children with disabilities.



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