Category: Charities

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Teaching in Indonesia’s Largest Trash Dump

Local organization Pesta Pendidikan is honoring the hardwork and service of teachers in Bantar Gebang, West Java, a community built in and around a landfill, by...

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East Bali Cashew takes a Bite Out of Eco-Tourism

Against the stunning backdrop of Mt Agung, in a humble low-rise building in the East Bali village of Desa Ban, Mara Moran enthuses about a new preschool aimed at caring...

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30,000 Flock The Streets in Clean Up Jakarta Day Events

Each year, thousands of volunteers take to the streets of Jakarta to clean up the city in a mass effort to raise awareness of the importance of caring for our...

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Giving Back: Volunteering Activities in Indonesia

Whether coming to Indonesia for a vacation or permanent relocation, one can’t help but admire the country for its rich culture and tradition. However, despite the...

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Women’s Ever Changing and Ever Vital Role in Society

Women have long taken part in humanity’s long road of evolution, but only now are they acknowledged for the critical role they play in shaping society. Now it is...

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Fighting Religious Intolerance with ‘Punk Muslim’

A new generation of Indonesian Punk Muslims might give conservatives a slap in the face, but some think they are exactly what the nation needs right now. Recently,...

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Is Indonesia Really Free from a Food Crisis?

The United Nations (UN) recently claimed that the world is facing its worst humanitarian crisis since the end of World War II. As over 20 million people in four...

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Hoax Tourism Expo Scams Exhibitors

There’s a whole industry devoted to making money by exploiting corporate vanity through promotional activities, listings and awards. The ASEAN Travel Mart 2017 was...

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Dancing in a Foreign Land

French resort entertainer Guillaume Sanchez shares how his journey to Central Kalimantan changed his way of viewing life and performing for the better. In the world of...

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Sporting a Change

The “sport for development” sector is comprised of initiatives that address a wide range of social issues. In Indonesia, the football community Uni Papua serves to...

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Traditional Chinese Medicine and Western Healthcare

Oh, East is East and West is West, and never the twain shall meet. Who hasn’t heard and probably used this first line of Kipling’s Ballad of East and West....

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The Fight against Bullying in Indonesia

For many students across the archipelago and around the world, bullying has become a cultural norm, ranging from name-calling to physical abuse. So why is Indonesia...

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Indonesia’s Solution to the Plastic Epidemic

How ironic it is to know that the disposable, non-degradable plastic products, such as rain ponchos, straws and cutlery, which we usually use for only around 30 minutes,...

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Opinion: Eradicating Poverty by Improving Education

Indonesia is the largest Southeast Asian economy with a GDP of 4.8 percent of real growth for the months of April to June in 2016. This was the strongest growth in ten...

Education Guide 2017

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