Softex Indonesia’s Impact with Happy Hearts Indonesia
Our partnership with Softex Indonesia began in 2018 when we rebuilt PAUD Gemilang, a pre-school located in Karawang, West Java. To date, a total of 6 schools were rebuilt with generous support from Softex Indonesia.
Soon after we completed PAUD Gemilang in October 2018, Softex was inspired in helping us to provide better access to education for Indonesian children in underprivileged areas by rebuilding two more schools in 2019, PAUD Eforbia in Flores, Nusa Tenggara Timur, and TK DWP Kupang IV in Sidoarjo, East Java.
Softex Indonesia was also one of the sponsors for Happy Hearts’ fundraising event #runforchange at the end of 2019. We were able to rebuilt PAUD Magdalena in Malaka, Timor, Nusa Tenggara Timur.
After 3 schools, Softex continues supporting the #iamchange campaign by Happy Hearts in by rebuilding 2 more schools in 2020 in NTT (PAUD Embun Kasih in Sumba and PAUD Restorasi in Sikka, Flores) and one school in NTB (TK Al Ikhwan in Lombok).
Proper supporting facilities enable the teachers to develop their teaching methods. The implementation of various teaching methods and learning activities have also helped both students and teachers to be more confident to participate in various competitions.
PAUD Al Idrus, for instance, has been actively participating and winning in various competitions at the district level. This experience has encouraged the teachers to level up their capacity through various teacher training programs. This domino effect of a proper learning facility is something that we wish to be continued at every school we rebuilt.
The availability of safer, larger, and more convenient classrooms that are equipped with decent learning facilities has always significantly affected the enthusiasm of parents to send their children to our rebuilt schools. This can be seen from the increasing numbers of students enrolled in most of our rebuilt schools every year.