Teaching as an aid. 

Education is multifaceted, and we believe every child deserves a quality and complete education to give them the opportunities they deserve. However, for many children in Jakarta, educational resources are almost nonexistent, and we aim to assist them through free classes and tuition in English.

 
 
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What is it?

Project Teach works to teach children to expand their knowledge of different subjects in English. We also aid them in understanding concepts that they do not fully grasp, as we believe that the education we receive should be passed on to those who need it. We do this in the form of weekly excursions to Dasana Indah every Wednesday, usually with at least three teachers visiting. Our teaching methods vary — sometimes technical (such as reading a storybook together) and other times more practical (such as playing charades in English), but our teaching is loosely based on a curriculum from an English textbook.

As of right now, Project Teach has been running for three years. Since all of the groundwork has already been previously established, our plan is simply to continue those weekly excursions. At the end of the year, though, we are planning to have a final “exam”. Not only is this a good indicator for us as teachers to know which students are struggling, we believe that it is also a good way to motivate the students to keep practicing their English.

 


Why it matters

Project Teach targets the crisis in our lack of education for children. This is a prevalent issue until today, such that 72 million children around the world still do not have access to education. By doing weekly teaching excursions to one village, we are combatting this issue by providing tutoring services to children who lack the resources they need to succeed. So far, our efforts have paid off in that our students have significantly improved in English since the beginning of the teaching.

With the 72 million other children still in need of education, the 20 students we do teach might seem insignificant. But this is one step in the right direction, and we hope that this spark is not distinguished simply because it looks like it does not make a difference. Because every single life matters — with that, every single child that we can educate matters—, and at the end of the day, it is better to create a deep impact in the lives of a few than to try and change the lives of many but only on the surface.

 

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How to get Involved

Anyone with passion to share can join our team! You can share anything whether they are time, knowledge in particular subject, books, school supplies, or small treats for children. To make it simpler, you to donate money to us via our GIN - SPHLV fundraising team. You are also welcomed to volunteer as a teacher. Any educational materials for children from sponsors like Gramedia would be much help.

 


Meet the team

Lead Teachers -- Min Soo (Beginner class), Katrina and Karina (Intermediate class)

They finalize lesson plans, lead teaching, organize transportation, contact the village every week to make sure everything is ready for both the kids and other student teachers.

Student Teachers -- (Beginners) Noelle, Davina, Ella, Jane

They prepare extra materials such as games and name tags and assist the lead teachers in every teaching.

Textbook Producers -- Na Young, Licia

We are currently using an English textbook from an Indonesian library. However, our producers are producing our own textbooks that are suitable to the level of the children we are teaching.

 

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KOTA TUA, KOTA KITA.

Kota Tua is not just about Kafe Batavia and Fatahillah Square. In this hidden gem in Jakarta, containing hundreds of years of history, 90% of buildings in Kota Tua are owned by corporate sector; most are rundown and empty. We need to start showing that we care about the past--and the future--of our country. 

 
 
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What do we do?

The Kota Tua Project is a dual-functioning association run by students, which aims to work together with the Kota Tua governing body of the federal government in implementing effective urban strategies while also promoting and carrying out government-initiated campaigns especially targeted to the youth of Jakarta. The founder of the project itself, Hugo Leo from SPH Lippo Village, created a 3D master plan of Kota Tua last year, and envisioned what Kota Tua should look in the near future.

By the end of January, 2017, the project aims to establish full communication with the government, and by the start of March, it aims to have accomplished it’s first project in Kota Tua. Around the time of the GINDO Conference during the start of April, the project aims to create the first whole-GIN initiative. By involving students and the youth of Jakarta in the process of rebuilding Kota Tua, we seriously believe that our own Kota Tua can receive UNESCO status before 2020.  

 


Why it matters

As of 2015, there are 28.5 million Indonesians living below the poverty line; 11% of the population. According to the World Bank, 80% of Indonesians were left behind by the economic boom of the previous decade. Numerous studies have concluded that tourism can be a major contributor to a country’s export sector, especially heritage tourism, where visitors often stay longer and spend more.

Moreover, sustainable tourism is a pro-poor industry; millions of locals in Vietnam, Malaysia and the Philippines have been alleviated from poverty through tourism. Development in Kota Tua must be in line with the wants and needs of tourists, yet, it must also be sustainable. Iconic buildings such as Toko Merah should not be left closed to visitors; pedestrians and walkways should be prioritized over parking lots; local food courts should be accessible to the mass public; a whole street should be dedicated to local souveniers and a night market; and certainly, Fatahillah Square shouldn’t be the only attraction in Kota Tua.

Local firms should be protected, while more stringent legislature on the environment should be enacted to ensure that the growth of tourism is sustainable and available for locals to enjoy.

 


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How can you get involved?

We would love to have you participate in the Kota Tua Project. Throughout the year, we will be holding events in Kota Tua, such as re-painting Kota Tua’s buildings, and other excursions. We will also be organizing online campaigns, petitions and rallies, and we will be using #kotatuakotakita- so stay tuned to our feed on facebook and instagram!

If you have any ideas or are simply deeply passionate about making change in Kota Tua, feel free to email us at kotatuaproject@gmail.com. If you are a corporate firm, we would like to invite you to work with us, whether it is through sponsorship or advertising. The easiest thing that you can do is to start a discussion about Kota Tua, and be sure to tell us about it! We are looking forward to working with you. 


Meet the team

Hugo Leo -- Founder, Kota Tua Project

Quanika Aolani -- Media Director, Kota Tua Project

Davin Arianto -- Marketing Director, Kota Tua Project

Al Aris Chungiarta -- Marketing Director, Kota Tua Project

Kezia Maharani  -- Public Relations Officer, Kota Tua Project

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Reading is the basis of education.

Education is essential to the growth of children into adulthood. Reading of any kind allows children to expand their knowledge of the world around them--and gain access to a brighter future.

 
 
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What is it?

Project Read is an organization that provides a learning environment with various books as educational resources for the children of Kampung Ketapang. Understanding the importance of education for the youth, we decided on building a library and creating classes with various topics in hopes of helping these children receive deeper understanding of their lessons in school.

Our goal is to help these children in any educational difficulties they may face along with adding deeper understanding to their current studies. We would also like to show to these children that education can be exciting and should be a priority.

The project is located at Ketapang Village.

As of Dec 2016:

  • We have collected around 400 books by partnering with Maxxbox

As of January 2017:

  • We have partnered up with Christine Bakery to give snacks for the children during our excursion.
  • The library structure is finished and ready for our first excursion.
  • We have filled the library with necessary furniture and equipment (E.g Bookshelves, bathroom toiletries, pantry equipment)

 


Why does it matter?

Indonesia is the fourth most populated country in the world, with half of its population below the age of 30. However, 7 million of those people are unemployed and 127.7 million are working in the labor force due to a lack of education and support.

In testing said fact, we went to Ketapang Village and found that most families earn their income through farming and low paying jobs, as they lacked the opportunity for education in their youth. When we talked to their youth, we found that they lacked academic motivation and basic literary and practical skills that education normally provides. In order to prevent these youths from a future of underemployment, we started Project Read.

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How can you get involved?

You can help Project-Read by signing up for our excursions and using your knowledge in   teaching the children with our team.  We could also use art skills, musical skills, and those skills which don’t only tackle written educational resources alone, to make the environment in our library comfortable.

How can companies help?

  • Sponsors such Informa or Ace Hardware can help us by donating furniture such as desks and chairs.
  • Sponsors such as Gramedia can help us by donating whiteboards, pencils, books, stationary etc.
  • Sponsors relating to food can donate snacks for the children during the excursion.
  • Sponsors with companies relating to recreational activities such as Kidzania can donate tickets for the children to receive vital exposure to the professional world.

Meet the team

Janice Mosanto: Leader

Initiator of Project Read and head of all departments.

Joann and Irving: Logistics

In charge of planning logistics and communicating to the necessary parties for our library visits..

Ivan: Media and Documentation

In charge of taking videos, editing, and posting them on social media such as our Snapchat and Instagram to raise awareness and attention to the public regarding ProjectRead.

Joann and Irving: Sponsorship and Marketing team

In charge of finding the right sponsors and arranging meetings with them in order to present ProjectRead to the public.

Leena, Sasha and JY: Members

In charge of helping the team create ideas and assist the necessary positions in needed cases.

 

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Optimization of agriculture. 

Indonesia has 49 million individuals that earn a living from agriculture. Hence, we focus in researching and implementing technologies that can help improve crop yield and agricultural sustainability to help farmers generate more income in a more eco-friendly way. 

 
 
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What is it?

Drops for Crops first started with a couple of teenagers excited about the intersections between technology and agriculture, as well as its implication for the future of Indonesia, a nation largely driven by the agricultural sector. Inspired by online sources, we decided to venture to use hydroponics as a starting point to which we can integrate technology in the future. As of January 2017, we have successfully made our first prototype of our hydroponic farms.

Before GINDO 2017, Drops for Crops aims to make a more improved and updated ‘version 2’ of our hydroponic farm, with the goal of reducing costs by 85%. Instead of using PVC pipes, we wish to use natural bamboo, and order materials in bulk for cheaper costs. One farm must cost under 300 thousand to produce to increase affordability. Hence, we firstly wish to produce 5 of these farms and distribute it to those who are willing and able to grow and sell plants through hydroponics.

Our target includes elderly homes, churches, as well as farmers around Jakarta and Tangerang. Secondly, we wish to make a smart greenhouse in our school at SPH. The goal of this is to encourage students to explore the area of hydroponics, and perhaps even conduct plant experiments in the greenhouse. With a cost of around Rp. 3 million, the greenhouse will be self-sustaining, in that it can regulate temperature and humidity levels through sensors and microcontrollers. 


Why it matters

Hydroponics is a method of growing plants without the need for soil, using mineral nutrient solutions in a water solvent. In the context of our hydroponic farm, pots containing seeds and growth medium are watered frequently through a drip system at intervals of 15 minutes with a nutrient solution.

The benefits this brings to consumers in Indonesia are immense.

  1. Firstly, hydroponics makes producing crops in a limited amount of space possible. For example, our prototype proved that we could potentially produce over 200 plants in under a square meter of space!
  2. Secondly, no labor at all is required to maintain the growth of these plants: no need for constant watering, nor maintenance when the pot becomes too small (the roots are just going to grow beyond the holes underneath the pot). Thirdly, since hydroponics does not use soil, it does not contribute to soil degradation, a growing problem for the environment as the demands for food are increasing exponentially.
  3. Lastly, hydroponics uses 10 times less water as compared to traditional means of agriculture, as the water gets “recycled” as the pump and drainage system cycles the water. All this to say that it provides a stable additional income for farmers and other clients without compromising the environment.

The digital divide has been a problem for Indonesia for a long time. But as students from an urban background, our goal is to start small and connect technology with the biggest sector in our home country: Indonesia.

Founder: Hubert Leo, Raindy Lee

Team: Janice Sugianto, Jefferson Setiawan, Hubert Leo, Raindy Lee

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How to get Involved

Drops for Crops is based at Sekolah Pelita Harapan Lippo Village. Many skills are made use of here – from agriculture and biology to economics to engineering. Whether you are reading this as a student of SPH or member of another school, please feel free to join our team as we explore many ways we can use farming to benefit our community.

Positions Needed:

(2) Project Co-Leaders: Minimum of Grade 9

(2) Project Team Member: Minimum of Grade 9

Requirements:

-          Dedication for an entire year

-          Willingness to respond to situations in a short amount of time

Upcoming Events:

-          March 20 @ SPH-LV: “Build” event where we will construct 5 Hydroponic Farms and 1 Greenhouse

-          March 21-22: Distribution of farms to farmers and other clients

-          GINDO Conference April: Join us in a tour of the hydroponic farms around Jakarta and Tangerang!


MEET THE TEAM

Founders - Hubert Leo, Raindy Lee

Team - Janice Sugianto, Jefferson Setiawan, Hubert Leo, Raindy Lee

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The hope for a brighter future begins with clean water.

Over 40 million people in Indonesia still lack access to an improved water source. Women in the country’s rural areas would travel for kilometers to fetch water from polluted rivers and springs. Waterborne diseases are among the leading causes of death of children under five.

 

 
 
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What do we do?

Water Project aims to partner with local communities in rural areas in providing a sustainable access to clean water and proper sanitation. Each scenario would be different, depending on the location and circumstances. Building wells, pumps, and rain-catching systems are among some of our strategies in combating this issue and supplying communities with a clean water source.

 


Why does it matter?

For many Indonesians, a clean water source is distant, contaminated, and not affordable without proper financing. Each year, 3 of 10 Indonesians suffer from waterborne diseases such as diarrhea, cholera, dysentery and typhoid fever, and this results in diarrhea and typhoid --two preventable diseases transmitted through unsanitary water-- to kill thousands of Indonesian children every year, with diarrhea and typhoid being the 3rd and 4th largest causes of infant mortality Indonesia.

 

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How can you get involved?

As building clean water sources for communities are costly, monetary donation would be highly appreciated in assisting the financial funding of our project. Water Project also aims to start a program in raising awareness for our country’s need for the development of water facilities, and water conservation. For more information, please follow our Instagram page at @WaterProjectIndonesia.

 

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