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How are the Current Conditions of the Children at the Post of Sumedang Landslide?

Human Initiative together with the National Commission for Child Protection Visits Sumedang Landslide Survivors at Rusunawa Rancaekek Bandung.

Photo : The head of Komnas Child Protection (Komnas PA) accompanied the children in Rusunawa Rancaekek

Rancaekek: Human Initiative had the opportunity to accompany the National Commission for Child Protection (Komnas PA) to visit Sumedang landslide survivors in Rusunawa Rancaekek. This visit also provides psychosocial services for children who have lost their homes and their beloved families.

Accompnying the visit was were the Head of Management of Rusunawa (Rented Apartments) of the West Java Provincial Government R, the Secretary of the Cimanggung Sub-District, along with the officials and apparatus of the Cihanjuang Village.

“Temporary information states that currently only 12 heads of households have been relocated to Rusunawa Rancaekek, Bandung Regency since Saturday, January 29, of a total of 86 families or 286 people in the red zone category, and it is estimated that this will continue to increase,” said Nasam. the Secretary of Cimanggung.

Head of Rusunawa Rancakek, Nina Sriyati, said that currently there are around 20 Sumedang landslide survivors’ children consisting of 5 children aged 0-5 years old , 15 children between 6-13 years old.  The children of course need playing ground and psychosocial support considering the trauma they have due to the disaster.

During his visit, Arist Merdeka Sirait , the Chairperson of the National Commission for Child Protection (Komnas PA) also warmly greeted and entertained the children of survivors of the Sumedang Landslides and gave moral support for all the affected families. He also emphasized the importance of providing basic need-based assistance for the children.

Photo : Togetherness of Human Initiative with survivors in Rusunawa, Rancaekek.

On the other hand, the Human Initiative Team together with the National Commission for Child Protection (Komnas PA) and Askrindo Jabar teams also entertained the children by telling stories with interesting books available on Smart Cars. Playing activities and taking photos together also help ease the moral burden of the landslide survivors.

Initiator Friends, we hope that in the future the children and families of the Sumedang landslide survivors will soon have a permanent home again so that they can have their normal lives and have hopes and achieve a bright future. Come on, let’s continue to support, and strengthen others.


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Human Initiative West Java

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Human Initiative Distributes Humanitarian Aid for Flood Survivors in South Kalimantan

Hulu Sungai Tengah – Rain with moderate to high intensity caused flooding on 12 January 2021 in South Kalimantan. According to data from BNPB, as of Monday (18/01/2021) 54,960 houses were submerged and 70,166 people were displaced.

As a humanitarian organization, the Human Initiative took part in responding to the flood disaster, by sending a Rescue Team from East Kalimantan to help evacuate and provide humanitarian assistance, on Saturday (16/01/2021).

Currently, the Human Initiative Post is located in Hantakan Village, Hantakan District, Hulu Sungai Tengah Regency, South Kalimantan. The Human Initiative has also distributed some aid to survivors. The assistance provided was in the form of food packages, support for public kitchens, processed meat and kitchen utensils. A Water Kitchen Post was also set up besides providing health services to evacuation posts.

Meanwhile, the assistance that is still needed at this time is Food items, Hygiene kits, Cooking sets, Shelter kits, and Clean Water. Apart from that, health services, as well as medicine, are still badly needed by the flood survivors of South Kalimantan.

Initiator friends, let’s pray together and let’s continue to show care in the disasters that have befallen various regions in Indonesia.

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Human Inititative East Kalimantan

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Indonesia is Mourning, Corona Virus Cases Reaches 1 Million

Initiator Friends, as of today Tuesday (26/1) the Ministry of Health reveals that the positive cases of the corona virus (Covid-19) have increased by 13,094 people. This has made the total positive cases in Indonesia reach 1,012,350 people.

Of these numbers, 820,356 people were recovered (an increase of 10,868), and 28,468 others died (an increase of 336). So out of every 4 Covid-19 tests, 1 positive case is found. Indonesia Becomes the First Country in ASEAN to Record 1 Million Covid-19 Cases.

Indonesia has joined 18 other countries to have 1 million Covid-19 cases. Sadly, these 1 million cases were reached when Covid-19 has become increasingly out of control. For information, this deadly disease has spread to 510 regencies / cities in 34 provinces. The government is still monitoring 82,156 people with suspected Covid-19 status. Based on statistical data from the Johns Hopkins University Medical School, Indonesia’s Covid-19 case is now ranked 19th in the world.

Citing an article published by Reuters on Tuesday, the figures are among the highest in Asia. However, health experts believe the spread of Covid-19 in the country is likely to be much worse.

Reisa Broto Asmoro, spokesperson for the Covid-19 Task Force, said 80 percent of people infected by the virus have fully recovered. The government has implemented a Covid-19 vaccination program and implemented restrictions on community activities (PPKM) earlier this month because hospital capacity is decreasing.

In addition, the Minister of Health (Menkes) Budi G. Sadikin also commented on this case. According to him, this should be a moment of sorrow for all Indonesian people. The COVID-19 pandemic in Indonesia is still happening and many people have become the victims.

“This is the time for us to mourn because there are many of our relatives who have died. There are also more than 600 health workers who have died because of this pandemic. Perhaps, some of our close family and close friends have also left us, there is a deep grief from the government, of all Indonesian people, on this figure, “said Minister of Health Budi in a press conference broadcast on the Youtube channel of the Presidential Secretariat on Tuesday (26/1/2021).

Minister of Health Budi again reminded the public and the government to work together to overcome the pandemic. It is not only one element that is expected to work to curb the rate of the spread of the Corona COVID-19 virus.
Initiator Friends, let us for a moment pray for our brothers and sisters who are fighting against the corona virus in this difficult time. Of course we have many hopes to jointly reduce the wider impact of the virus by maintaining health protocols and complying with them as recommended by the government.

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Thousands of Grab Driver Partners Gradually Receive Grocery Packages from the Human Initiative, Grab and BenihBaik

Thousands of Grab Driver Partners Gradually Receive Grocery Packages from the Human Initiative, Grab and BenihBaik

The enactment of Large Scale Social Restrictions (PSBB) in Jakarta has made online motorbike taxi drivers prohibited from carrying passengers. Nevertheless the online motorbike taxi drivers are still allowed to transport goods to deliver food to customers.
In response to this, Managing Director of Grab Indonesia Neneng Goenadi said that her party continued to comply with the PSBB and continued to support Grab partners in meeting their daily needs through the provision of nine staples (basic needs) as a result of collaboration for the 9,900 affected partners in Corona.
“We adhere to the Large Scale Social Restrictions that have been decided by the government of the Republic of Indonesia and continue to pay attention to the safety of our Driver Partners. This step of distributing groceries is the beginning of our efforts to unite, fight with our Driver Partners. All of these pandemic trials have strengthened our mission to continue to be on their side, ensuring that our front lines continue to receive viability and survival, “Neneng said in a written statement, Friday (10/4/2020).
Previously, the collaborative fundraising of Grab Indonesia, Human Initiative and Sido Muncul under the platform had been realized in the form of staple food packages to be distributed to driver partners in Jakarta.
A total of 5,500 GrabCar driver partners and 4,500 GrabBike drivers in Jakarta, Bandung, Surabaya, Medan, Semarang, Yogya and Makassar will receive these staple food packages.
Food packages in the form of 1 kg of rice, 2 liters of cooking oil, 600 ml of soy sauce, 2 canned foods of 155 gram and 3 packets of 45 gram seasoned flour will be very meaningful for the daily meals of a father, mother and their children for the next month.
In the first phase, a total of 200 GrabBike and GrabCar Driver Partners received their food packages at the GrabBike Lounge-Kebayoran Lama and the Cilandak Grab Excellence Center. Sido Muncul as Grab Indonesia’s business partner has also provided funding assistance in the form of Tolak Angin herb medicine worth 100 million Rupiah and 666 packages of basic food items containing instant noodles, Tolak Angin herb medicine, instant cereals, biscuits, rice, soy sauce, oil and sachets.
Grab and other large Indonesian companies will continue to unite to gather resources in providing full support for Driver Partners who have been the most important part of their business in particular, and the Indonesian economy in general in the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Citizens in Korea Help People Affected by Floods in Jabodetabek

On Friday 28 February, Dapur Air or Water Kitchen Post that provides drinks and food for residents affected by the Greater Jakarta flood was established. Interestingly this post was established in collaboration with one of the Indonesian citizens in South Korea with Human Initiative Korea.

The organization is called the Sirothol Mustaqim Ansan Mosque Youth Association (HAMMAS) which is the largest mosque-making organization in the city of Ansan, Korea. The Dapur Air post was established, located in the Karang Taruna secretariat building Rt.11 Bidara Cina Kelurahan, Jatinegara District, East Jakarta. Since Friday (2/28) until Saturday (2/29), the Water Kitchen has been used by 88 local refugees and other affected residents.

In addition to the Water Kitchen Post, 50 packages of cleaning equipment for the flood-affected community in the Bekasi area have also been distributed on Sunday (1/3). Thank you to Indonesian citizens in South Korea, especially HAMMAS who have given their donations to help the Jabodetabek flood survivors. Hopefully this assistance will be useful for the affected people and bring blessings to the Indonesian citizens in Korea.

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Educational Tour with Orphans

Sunday, 22 December 2019 – As many as 250 Orphans of Human Initiative Foundation in Aceh participated an
Educational Tour along with their caregivers on Sunday (22/12). The tour started from 8 am to 5 pm. The tour titled Educational Tour was held at an amusement park called the Deer Park. The part is located at the Lam Tanjong Village, Sibreh Sub-district. It is approximately 15 minutes from Aceh.

The amusement park is called the Deer Park because the park is home to a number of endangered wildlife from Indonesia and abroad including deers. There are other animals at the park such as Sun bear, African cattle, turtles, porcupine, raven, and many others. In addition to amusing the children, the activity was also aimed at broadening their knowledge about wildlife. Furthermore, the children could also gain deeper information about various
plants and trees at the park.

The orphans also had the chance to learn about the home appliances which were deployed by the ancestors in the past and the tools were made from traditional materials. Among the traditional tools that the children observed were container made from coconut leaves, traditional ploughing equipment, axe, and many others. After the children explored the park, they had lunch.

Afterwards, they also had sharing session. The children concluded their trip by swimming, playing, and taking photos together.

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Improving the Quality of Brown Sugar and Honey Products through the Empowerment of Small and Medium Enterprises

Improving the Quality of Brown Sugar and Honey Products through the Empowerment of Small and Medium Enterprises

Cindakko, Thursday 26/12/2019- Human Initiative in collaboration with MTT Foundation held training for Small and Medium Enterprises to develop the production of processed products namely brown sugar and honey at the Cindakko Village on December the 26th 2019. The training was also held in cooperation with the Maros Industry Office. The training of the small and medium enterprises at the Cindakko Village was aimed at improving the production of brown sugar and Cindakko honey. The training was attended by Mr. Hamzah who represented Maros Industry Office.

The training took place at the Training Center of the MTT Foundation Small and Medium Enterprises at the Cindakko Village. At least, 20 honey and brown sugar farmers took part in the event.

Mr. Hamzah as the instructor in the training conveyed about the importance of developing the potential of natural resources in Cindakko such as honey and brown sugar in a bid to empower the small and medium enterprises in the region. He also explained about the importance of production management. If the people in Cindakko can manage the potentials of their region properly, the welfare of Cindakko people will improve. Cindakko is famous for its brown sugar and honey.

On the occasion, Mr. Sulaiman who acts as Chief of the Village as well as Head of the Cindakko Small and Medium Enterprises thanked the committee for conducting the training. He hoped that by joining the training, the people of
Cindakko could utilize the potentials of their region properly and manage the brown sugar and honey in accordance with the standard in a bid to increase their welfare.

Cindakko is part of Bontosomba Village. It is located in Tompo Subdistrict, Maros Regency, South Sulawesi. It takes 2 hours and 30 minutes to get to the village. The Cindakko Village has not been developed properly due to its isolated location. For example, the welfare of the Cindakko people is still low.

Moreover, the Cindakko people also have low education rate. Therefore, Human Initiative in collaboration with MTT Telkomsel held such training as part of the Industrial Village Development Program in a bid to improve the welfare of the Cindakko people and boost their economy.


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Banten Jolted by 7.4-magnitude Earthquake

HI-NEWS, BANTEN A 7.4-magnitude earthquake hit SumurBanten on Friday (2/8/2019) at 19:03:21 West Indonesia Time (WIB).  The Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) called for all people to be aware of tsunami early warning after the earthquake. 

The earthquake was centered in 7.54 south latitude and 104.58 east longitude. It occurred in 147 km in the southwest of SumurBanten with the epicenter depth of 10 km. As quoted by, Taufan as the head of BMKG Public Relations Division said tsunami potential in SumurBanten was quite big. “This earthquake has tsunami potential,” he stated. 

Besides, the impact of the earthquake also happened in some areas throughout the south beach lane of Java Island and the west beach of Sumatera Island’s southern part. Therefore, several areas are declared in the watch and caution status. The following are the locations with the watch and caution status as uploaded on Instagram account @infobmkg : 

  1. The south of PandeglangBanten is on watch status  
  2. PandeglangPanaitan Island, Banten is on watch status 
  3. Lampung -Barat Pesisir-Selatan is on watch status 
  4. North of PandeglangBanten is on caution status 
  5. LebakBanten is on caution status 
  6. TanggamusTabuan Island, Lampung is on caution status 
  7. Jabar wilayah Sukabumi Ujung-Genteng is on caution status 
  8. East of Tanggamus, Lampung is on caution status 
  9. South of Krakatau Islands, Lampung is on caution status 
  10. South of Legundi Islands, Lampung is on caution status 
  11. Lampung -Barat Pesisir-Tengah is on caution status 
  12. Lampung -Barat Pesisir-Utara is on caution status 
  13. North of Enggano Island, Bengkulu is on caution status 
  14. Kaur, Bengkulu is on caution status 
  15. South of Sebuku Islands is on caution status 
  16. South of Bengkulu is on caution status 
  17. West of SerangBanten is on caution status 
  18. Seluma, Bengkulu is on caution status 

Let’s pray together for our brothers in SumurBanten and its surrounding areas to get protection and strength to face this difficulty from Allah 


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Human Initiative of West Java and AQUA Hold UMKM Training with Shopee

HI-NEWS, WEST JAVA – On Thursday (25/7/2019) Human Initiative of West Java along with PT. CSR Aqua Investama Subang held Online Marketing Strategy and Partner Network Training in Subang, West Java. The importance of knowledge on digitalization development aims to develop business for UMKM (micro, small and medium enterprises) agents.

Therefore, Human Initiative also supports the development of UMKM for villagers in Pasanggrahan village, Kasomalang district, Subang regency, West Java. The modern digitalization era now changes people’s lifestyle in terms of transaction. Easy shopping can be done through online application including Shopee.

A total of 30 people took part in UMKM training. They are engaged in the traditional processing field. Generally, they do not understand yet how to do online business or trade in marketplace. Rani Juliani as the CSR Coordinator of PT Tirta Investama Aqua Plant Subang also highlighted the improving quality of UMKM empowerment agents.

“There must be difference between empowerment UMKM and general UMKM. Empowerment UMKM agents need more attention because they are generally still unfamiliar with technology. They still need to learn using smart phone, understand marketplace and many others. Therefore, this training is expected to help them market their products on online business platform like Shopee,” she said.

Meanwhile, Alfian Arasy from Small Medium Enterprise Development of Shopee West Java explained about special strategy to expand marketing network and easiness in transaction in the digital era as well as some tips for UMKM agents to make their products be able to compete and have quality for selling.

Program Coordinator of Human Initiative West Java, Bustanul Aripin Natsir stated that the online marketing training is highly needed for empowerment UMKM agents. “UMKM agents do not market their products online yet because of some limitations. In fact, there is much potential of this product marketing. If the products can be marketed online, there will be more benefit and larger product distribution,” he said. Let’s support people’s empowerment via website

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Human Initiative Empowerment Program Attracts Bekasi City Govt at Rumah Bunda Sehat

HI-NEWS, BEKASI – Human Initiative along with Sarihusada cooperated to hold halal bihalal post-Ramadan gathering on Wednesday (10/7/2019) at Rumah Bunda Sehat (Healthy Mom Home–RBS) Pekayon, Bekasi, West Java. It aims to strengthen relationship with the members, society and stakeholders of RBS.

The commitment of the stakeholders was showed by Wailayati as the Sustainable Development Senior Manager and Sri Adi Bramasetia as Human Initiative Vice President Resource. Bram said they would be committed to developing the nation through the empowerment program. “Human Initiative has cooperated with Danone (and) committed to developing the nation with our programs such as RBS, which is expected to encourage women to keep contributing to the nation.”

This event was attended not only by representatives of Danone Indonesia and Human Initiative, but also by Hj. Gunarti Rachmat Effendy as the wife of Bekasi mayor and head of PKK (Family Welfare Movement) Bekasi, Women’s Empowerment and Child Protection Service, Cooperatives and UMKM (micro, small and medium enterprises) Service, Industry and Trade Service, head of Puskesmas (Community Health Center) Pekayon as well as apparatuses of South Bekasi district and Pekayon subdistrict.

The enthusiasm of the stakeholder is about the support and commitment in the program synergy to reach empowered people. Positive support also comes from the wife of Bekasi mayor, Hj. Gunarti Rahmat Effendi. She hoped RBS could become people’s learning center.

“Joint commitment is important in the program, particularly in the field of health. It is in line with our hope and dream to develop Rumah Bunda Sehat program as people’s learning center,” he said.

This halal bihalal is expected to give collaboration in the people’s empowerment and commitment from various groups of people. This commitment can help the existing problems, especially in the health field and other aspects.

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Human Initiative Rescue Awarded for Disaster Actions in Balikpapan

HI-NEWS, BALIKPAPAN – The city of Balikpapan, East Kalimantan commemorated the 69 th anniversary of public order officers (Polisi Pamong Praja), the 57 th anniversary of Community Protection Task Force (Satlinmas) and the 100 th anniversary of Firefighter on Monday, March 18, 2019. The event was attended by HM Rizal Effendi, SE as Balikpapan mayor. In the event, Human Initiative got an award as a humanitarian institution and volunteers that contribute to handle fire in Balikpapan and its surrounding areas.

Tri Ari Wardana as Human Initiative rescue volunteers said thanks for the appreciation from Balikpapan city administration. “I would like to thank Balikpapan city administration for this award. It would be our motivation as volunteers to keep working and leading in our performance. It is our pride through Human Initiative to be able to contribute to minimize and handle disaster in Balikpapan quickly. I also would like to congratulate firefighters for the 100 th anniversary. Keep up the good work!” Tri Ari Wardana stated.

The award for Accomplished Volunteers was presented by HM. Rizal Efendi, SE as Balikpapan mayor to Tri Ari Wardana as Human Initiative rescue volunteers. Tri Ari with the other volunteers of Human Initiative rescue team was active in the Emergency Response in Balikpapan. One of the real actions is operating Emergency Response Unit to evacuate the fire victims and public preparedness patrol.

DRM (Disaster Risk Management) team of Human Initiative is a team which aims to reduce disaster impact through the empowerment of people’s potential and capacity by recognizing disaster potential and prepare themselves to face disaster.

Human Initiative along with the volunteers will keep improving ability by getting involved directly in various trainings such as evacuation simulation with the National Search and Rescue Agency (Basarnas). Human Initiative would like to thank for the award from Balikpapan city administration. It is expected to strengthen Human Initiative and raise solidarity to handle disaster in the city of Balikpapan.

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Sentani Survivors Increase, Human Initiative Intensifies the Search and Evacuation of the Victims

HI-NEWS, PAPUA – After flash flood happened in Sentani district, Jayapura regency, Papua province, Human Initiative keeps distributing humanitarian aid to the survivors. Head of Data Center, Information and Public Relations at the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB), Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said in a press release on Wednesday (20/3) that 104 people died and 79 others are missing.

“All victims have not been identified yet. There are 40 dead victims who have not been identified, so that Jayapura regent decided to hold a mass burial on March 21,” head of BNPB Data Center, Information and Public Relations, Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, said in a press release on Wednesday (20/3).

In addition, the number of survivors now increases by 9.691 people, 85 of them are severely injured and 75 others are slightly injured. Sutopo added 2.317 personnel from 28 institutions and organizations have been deployed for the evacuation, search and rescue of the survivors and the service to meet the needs of the survivors.

Human Initiative becomes one of the humanitarian organizations that is involved in the flash flood aid action in Sentani since the first day of disaster emergency response.

“Human Initiative continues to coordinate with BPBD, the National Search and Rescue Agency (Basarnas) and NGOs involved in the action. Then it coordinates with local volunteers. Human Initiative also conducts assessment and keeps evacuating the victims together with local volunteers,” Subur Rojinawi as the coordinator of Human Initiative rescue team stated.

Human Initiative invites all people to help the flash flood victims in Sentani and its surrounding areas by sending donation through the website At the moment, the urgent needs are medical service, fast food, blanket, sleeping pad, baby needs and clean water.

Let’s help them. Click in here.

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