Since February until September 29th 2012, Yayasan Cinta Anak Bangsa (YCAB) has been partnering with Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology’s Indonesian Student Association (RMIT’s ISA, best known as PPIA RMIT). RMIT is known for one of Australia’s leading communication design school and PPIA RMIT is the pioneer for incorporating charity work into their annual events. The combination of the two brought a sense of awakening amongst the students to do more. As YCAB is one of the fastest growing non-profit organization, PPIA RMIT is happy to have them on board in their upcoming annual charity event, Project O: Revive. Together Project O: Revive and YCAB, supports YCAB’s educational programs and is gathering sponsors to help the vicious poverty cycle, and also bringing young and passionate students along in their campaign on issues of poverty in Indonesia. From this project, the aim is to motivate those who has been given the opportunity to study overseas, to think about how we as the future leaders of tomorrow can break this issue of poverty and education and finally end it for good.
This year will be Project O’s first time on having not only an event, but also a campaign. The idea of adding a campaign to their to-do list is so they can spread their message to a bigger audience. They start their campaign by opening a stall in RMIT’s Orientation day. It was filled with games, Memory Cards and the Project O team was more than happy to explain their cause to students new and old. The Memory Card is perfect for those who likes to reminisce their favorite moments during their schooling years. A Project O photographer will be available to take pictures of the participant and will upload it in both in the facebook page and the official website The amount of participants that day surprised the whole team. With the staggering amount of people who joined and donated pushed the Project O team to come up with more exciting ways to drive their campaign to a more successful path. For their next campaign they kept the Memory Cards, because it was such a big hit and Memory Lane Snacks (snacks which we used to have when we were younger made by the Project O team). Special outings and other events are to be planned for each month leading up to September.
Project O: Revive has committed to give 70% of ticket selling and 100% of donation made from the ongoing campaign to be donated to the YCAB foundation. The sum of the donation will be contributed to one of YCAB’s program named HoLD (House of Learning Development which is also known as Rumah Belajar where school drop-outs and street children can continue their education, receive vocational training and job placement assistance).
The partnership between YCAB and PPIA RMIT came about because of the vision and mission that both entities possessed that goes along like harmony. Both parties believe by improving the nation’s education will inevitably effect the development of not only economically but also personally. By doing so, it will bring a sustainable effect, instead providing a quick fix that we all often see. YCAB and PPIA RMIT will go together hand in hand on promoting education in Indonesia. This support will raise awareness and communication campaigns both at the national and international level. Lastly, transparency, both parties practice high standards of commitment and professionalism. Ensuring all action that has been made is a principle woven into their agreement.
For more information regarding the event please visit our website : http://ppia-projecto.com/
And if you would like to make a direct donation:
On Behalf of : PROJECT O INC.
Name of Bank : ANZ (Australian and New Zealand Banking Group Limited)
BSB Number : 013 – 132
Account Number : 204 514 724
Branch Address : 309 – 325 Bourke Street Mall, Melbourne, VIC 3000
*100% of donation will directly be donated to support educational program and House of Learning and Development (HoLD) of YCAB in Indonesia.
For direct contact regarding any queries, please call:
Co – Project Manager of Project O: Revive
Head of Media Division of Project O: Revive
PPIA RMIT University