Jakarta, 1 December 2020 – COVID-19 pandemic that has been running since the beginning of the year 2020 forces some new habits on the society. One of them has implications on internet usage. Especially in school activities that must be carried out in an online manner. Unfortunately, many students from underprivileged populations are forced to be excluded from online learning activities only because of their inability to have adequate internet quotas. For them, internet quotas are expensive and unaffordable.
Rahasia Gadis as the largest online community of young women in Indonesia is called to do something to help students in need. Through the #KAMUTIDAKSENDIRI program, Rahasia Gadis is proud to launch the ONE MILLION QUOTA FOR ONE MILLION GIRL movement, with Smartfren as internet service providers; also Yayasan Cinta Anak Bangsa (YCAB), and BenihBaik.com – a trusted and up-to-date crowdfunding platform owned by Andy F. Noya.
“At Rahasia Gadis, we often hear various stories from girls from all over Indonesia about the difficulties of online schools. So far, we have only responded directly online to give them strength through the difficult times of their lives. But this time we want to help with real activities through donations. Hence, in years full of challenges, we are very proud to work with various parties to launch this internet quota donation initiative. We trust internet access is important to ensure the continuity of learning for Indonesia’s young generation, “said Adelle Odelia Tanuri, co-founder of Rahasia Gadis.
This movement aims to collect donations to distribute internet quota to one million young Indonesian women so that they can return to online learning; and, more importantly, they feel that they are not alone in facing this problem. We hope that through this movement, we can increase the spirit of young women of Indonesia to continue learning from home.
“The One Million Quota Program for One Million Girls is in line with belief and spirit of Smartfren that internet access is able to open up opportunities for many people. In the middle current pandemic situation, internet access has a very important role in continuity of distance education. Hopefully the quota we provide can give lots of benefits and positive enthusiasm for the community,” said Djoko Tata Ibrahim, Deputy CEO of Smartfren.
“In the present, sometimes we joke, the main needs of humans are no longer just clothing, food, and housing, but also internet quotas. Students are the future generation of the nation, and this of course also requires internet especially when you have to study at home. Unfortunately not all parents can afford it. We can’t imagine if they were left behind lessons because of this deficiency. Moreover, there are also many sad stories of students where parents have to work extra hard to be able to provide gadgets for the needs of their children. Thank you for Rahasia Gadis for this initiation, YCAB, and also for Smarfren. We are pleased to provide quotas, to be a bridge of goodness for one million Indonesian students, ” said Andy F. Noya, founder and CEO of BenihBaik.com.
“YCAB believes that education for children of underprivileged families is the key to rise from poverty. But with this pandemic, millions of poor families feel that the online learning process becoming a tremendous burden for them. This is evident in the figure of nine million school-age children who are no longer attending school regularly since the pandemic. Therefore, the initiation of this internet quota donation will really help one million students get back to school which also means one million families have greater hope towards prosperity,” said Veronica Colondam, Founder CEO, YCAB Foundation.
We believe internet access for the learning process will still be needed even after the pandemic has passed. Therefore, the #KAMUTIDAKSENDIRI: ONE MILLION QUOTA campaign FOR ONE MILLION GIRLS are planned for one year and will start on 1 December 2020. Rahasia Gadis and YCAB will curate and verify potential beneficiaries of this campaign. We apply the principle of prudence in determining who is entitled to this internet donation quota because every donation must be on target and impact on those who receive it. Meanwhile, the quota distribution will be carried out directly by Smartfren.
Everyone can get this quota easily. Prospective recipients are welcome to visit www.rahasiagadis.com web page and fill out the form available. This donation is open to everyone in need. The next step, Rahasia Gadis together with Smartfren will send the recipient an email or SMS if it passes verification.
For those who want to donate, it’s easy, visit BenihBaik.com website, donate can be done with OVO, DANA, LinkAja, BCA KlikPay, KlikBCA, Sakuku, and others. It can also be via Bank Transfer (BCA, Mandiri, BRI, BNI) or donations via Credit Card.