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PCI Talks: Everyone Can Do Good

Written by Dara Ayu Ariane, Content Writer Intern at Project Child Indonesia

Project Child Indonesia is back with another online webinar and this time featuring its Executive Director, Surayah Ryha, as the guest speaker. With the theme “Everyone Can Do Good”, it serves as not only the NGO’s slogan that all staff cherish but also as a constant reminder and invitation to the webinar participants to do good in any form. 

The webinar was held on April 20, 2021 and lasted from 15.30 WIB to 17.00 WIB. It was also supported and sponsored by To My Daughter, a jewelry company based in Bali that has a mission to help young girls in impoverished communities worldwide.

Brigitta Paula, the webinar’s moderator and Project Child Indonesia’s Marketing & Fundraising intern, started off the webinar with a brief explanation of the theme and the guest speaker’s background. Then it was time to give the spotlight to Surayah Ryha who not only shared information about Project Child Indonesia as an NGO, but also the back-story of why she started the NGO in the first place, what the slogan stands for, and the various positive impacts the NGO has given to its surrounding communities. 

Surayah Ryha started with sharing her eye opening experience with the Last Living Sea Tribe during her thesis days. She learned two paradoxes: 1) the people living hand-in-hand with nature don’t really care about it and it’s because 2) when their survivability is at stake, protecting nature doesn’t become the main agenda anymore. 

She also shared the progress of Project Child Indonesia over the past 10 years, dating back to 2011 when the NGO only had a single program. 

For the latter half of the webinar, Surayah Ryha mainly shared on the positive benefits of volunteering and the importance of doing good things as youths. She explained that by having young adult volunteers, the NGO is working with a privileged group of people that have the skill sets and knowledge to come up and realize social change. 

“Young people are also agents of change, mobilizing to advance the Sustainable Development Goals to improve the lives of people and the health of the planet.”

Surayah Ryha, Executive Director of Project Child Indonesia

If you missed out on the chance to join our latest PCI Talk, don’t forget to follow our Instagram account to stay updated with future events! 

PCI Feature: Making an Impact by Online Volunteering

Written by Dara Ayu Ariane, Content Writer Intern at Project Child Indonesia

It’s easy to feel a little aimless amid the chaos of the coronavirus pandemic. If you’re looking for a sense of purpose, maybe it is time to consider volunteering! You probably have a certain image in mind when it comes to volunteering: beach clean-ups or traveling to different parts of Indonesia to hand out social aid. Many of those in-person volunteer opportunities are tricky to do considering the health protocols, but that doesn’t mean we can’t make an impact. Luckily, for this edition of PCI Feature we had an amazing chat with Jasmine Azalia Daniswara on her experiences of online volunteering for Project Child Indonesia! 

An Impactful Individual

As a 6th semester university student majoring in Primary Teacher Education, Jasmine first applied to be an online volunteer out of curiosity. Spare time becomes a common occurrence once her university lectures transition to online-based. This makes online volunteering for Project Child Indonesia’s Online Learning Assistance program sound like the perfect opportunity, “Instead of constantly watching Korean drama when I’m free, why not utilize the knowledge I’ve been learning during university to teach the kids at Sekolah Sungai!”. 

With her previous offline volunteering experience, Project Child Indonesia’s online volunteering opportunity truly piqued her interest and Jasmine was set on gaining new experiences, “While I have the time, knowledge, and interest, why should I miss out on this great opportunity? It is such a positive experience, not just for me, but also for the kids at the river communities. There are so many advantages we all can take from this online volunteering opportunity!” 

An Impactful Program

Volunteering online isn’t as easy as it seems, especially when it comes to teaching kids. But it enables me to improve myself even more and ensure that I provide the kids with the best form of educational learning,” shared Jasmine when asked about her thoughts on the volunteering program so far. In addition to that, Project Child Indonesia provides the volunteers training beforehand that certainly helps with developing educational materials that can attract the children’s attention during learning sessions. 

Jasmine is glad to know that the children at Sekolah Sungai have diverse aspirations, even to the point where one of the kids aspire to become a Youtuber, “In my experience of volunteering, because it usually happens in remote places, the children’s aspirations were still very limited to doctors, soldiers, and teachers. I’m very happy to see that with this Online Learning Assistance program, we are broadening the children’s knowledge even more!”

She is also thrilled by the children’s enthusiasm throughout the program. Most of the kids would study until the very end of the class with no complaints and answered all the quizzes with the same amount of eagerness as the beginning of the class. “When I teach, the children are active and they even laugh occasionally. It makes me really happy to see their desire to learn, even though watching cartoons at home instead can be equally as fun.” 

Jasmine also shared that while we have the time, we shouldn’t hesitate on using it to be useful and make a positive impact for those in need, “Maybe for us, our spare time may not mean much. Yes, we can use that time to chill at a cafe, but wouldn’t it be even more amazing to do what we can and help others? Not only are we saving money, we also get pahala!” 

If you’re also interested in making an impact on others during these difficult times, don’t forget to follow Project Child Indonesia’s Instagram account to keep updated on the next Volunteer program! Don’t forget and keep believing that “everyone can do good”! 

Apa itu literasi internet?

Literasi Internet merupakan salah satu bagian penting di zaman sekarang, dimana teknologi makin berkembang dan internet menjadi alat paling penting dalam kehidupan kita sehari-hari. Semua kalangan mengakses internet untuk keperluan masing-masing, mulai dari online games, media sosial, sampai pada portal-portal berita. Sayangnya, kemudahan dalam mengakses ini tidak disertai dengan kemampuan para penggunanya untuk menyaring informasi dengan baik dan benar.

Ini terjadi karena Internet tidak secara otomatis menyaring konten negatif, sehingga ketika pengguna internet secara tidak langsung menemukan konten negatif tersebut, padahal sedang mencari sesuatu yang positif. Banyak pengguna internet yang, dengan buta dan tanpa memeriksa kembali konten negatif ini, langsung membagikannya kepada kerabatnya. Hal ini menyebabkan pentingnya literasi internet di kalangan pengguna internet Indonesia.

Literasi internet (atau seringkali disebut juga dengan literasi digital), secara sempit, berarti kemampuan untuk mencari informasi yang dibutuhkan dengan pemanfaatan internet. Ada tiga poin yang diperhatikan dalam literasi internet, yaitu (1) kemampuan untuk mengetahui konten ilegal dan berbahaya di Internet dengan baik, (2) kemampuan untuk berkomunikasi di Internet dengan baik, dan (3) kemampuan untuk memproteksi privasi dan melakukan tindakan keamanan.

Penting bagi masyarakat Indonesia untuk mendapatkan literasi internet, terutama sedini mungkin. Dengan begitu, anak-anak dapat memahami bagaimana menggunakan internet dengan baik dan benar. Saat ini masih kita dapati banyak sekali pengguna internet Indonesia yang menggunakan internet secara negatif. Entah itu mengakses konten ilegal, ataupun membagikan konten negatif, seperti hoax, di media sosial mereka.

Dengan latar belakang ini, Project Child Indonesia mengadakan Internet Literacy Program. Program ini baru dimulai pada tahun 2017, dengan 8 sekolah dasar di Yogyakarta sebagai partner. Program ini ditujukan kepada anak usia sekolah, dengan harapan bahwa mereka dapat menggunakan internet dengan baik dan benar.

Infografis: NGO Anak di Indonesia

Indonesia merupakan rumah dari jutaan anak dan remaja. Walau demikian belum semua anak di Indonesia berada dalam kehidupan dan keadaan yang aman dan layak. Maka dari itu ada banyak sekali organisasi-organisasi non-profit (NGO) yang bergerak di bidang anak-anak.

Berikut ini kami sajikan infografis mengenai NGO Anak yang ada di Indonesia.