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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 solusipeduli.org. At the moment, the urgent needs are medical service, fast food, blanket, sleeping pad, baby needs and clean water.

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Flood and Landslide in Bantul, Human Initiative Intensifies the Search and Evacuation of the Victims

HI NEWS, DIY – Flood and landslide hit Yogyakarta Autonomous Region (DIY) due to the overflowing river and high rainfall on Sunday evening (17/03). According to DIY Regional Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBD), Bantul regency is the most affected one.

“Bantul regency is the most affected one. A total of 14 districts and 35 villages in Bantul regency are affected,” BPBD DIY Chief Executive, Biwara Yuswantana explained in an official release on Monday (18/3).

Meanwhile, based on the latest data of BPBD DIY on Monday (18/3) at 00.00 West Indonesia Time (WIB), 5.046 DIY people were affected by flood and landslide, 4.427 of them are Bantul people. Besides, 23 evacuation posts become the victims’ destination, 17 of them are in Bantul regency.

Since Sunday evening (17/3), Human Initiative has deployed rescue team to take disaster emergency initiative in the affected areas. Head of Human Initiative DIY Empowerment Division, Agus Triyono said rescue team from Human Initiative has arrived in the location since last night and opened access with other volunteers.

“Last night with other volunteers we opened road access which connects one of isolated hamlets due to flood. Now people can pass through the road,” head of Human Initiative DIY Empowerment Division, Agus Triyono said on Monday (18/3).

Agus added now Emres team was divided into two divisions, namely operational division which is assigned to evacuate survivors in the field and assessment division which is assigned to collect data of the needs of the survivors. Human Initiative invites all people to help flood and landslide victims in DIY by sending donation through the website solusipeduli.org. The urgent needs are fast food and hygiene kit.

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Human Initiative Builds Empowered Fisherman Village in Pandegelang

HI-NEWS, PANDEGLANG – After Sunda Strait tsunami which happened on Saturday, December 22, 2018, Human Initiative keeps distributing various humanitarian aids to the victims in Banten and its surrounding areas. One of the humanitarian aids is the establishment of Empowered Fisherman Kampung in Kampung Karang Meungpeuk, Desa Tanjung Jaya, Panimbang district, Pandeglang.

This is part of Human Initiative’s effort to meet the needs of the survivors to do daily activities like before. The launching of Empowered Fisherman Kampung was attended by Human Initiative President, Tomy Hendrajati, village officials, community figures and local people.

Tomy Hendrajati said Human Initiative was ready to support the needs of the survivors. “Tsunami in last 22 December is the affection of Allah to all of us, especially us and the partners of Human Initiative to be able to share with the victims. We are ready to support not only through the emergency response program, but also until now we are committed to assisting the people to recover their condition,” Human Initiative President, Tomy Hendrajati stated.

Previously, according to the data of Human Initiative, in Kampung Karang Meungpeuk, Pandeglang, 11 people died, 26 boats were damaged, tens of houses and other infrastructures were damaged. Arsikum as the head of RT Karang Meungpeuk neighborhood unit said thanks to the donors and Human Initiative for having helped the victims from the beginning.

“We the people of Karang Meungpeuk would like to thank Human Initiative and partners for assisting us since the disaster happened. Besides logistic aid, alhamdulillah (thank God) we also get 26 boats to replace the damaged ones. This is really beneficial for us,” he stated.

Human Initiative will keep inviting all people to help the survivors by sending donation through the website solusipeduli.org. Human Initiative will distribute the donation immediately to those in need.

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Human Initiative Deploys Rescue Team for Sentani Flash Flood

HI NEWS, PAPUA – Rain with high intensity on Saturday (16/3) at 18.00 East Indonesia Time (WIT) in Sentani district, Jayapura, Papua caused flash flood on Sunday, March 17, 2019. According to the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB), another possible cause of the flash flood is landslide in the upper course, so that the landslide material blocked water flow.

“Flash flood which often happens in Indonesia usually begins with landslide in the upper course, then it blocks river and causes natural dam,” head of BNPB Data Center, Information and Public Relations, Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, said in a press release on Sunday (17/3).

Sutopo added that because of the increasing water volume, the natural dam collapsed and hit the bottom part by bringing other materials such as woods, trees, stones, mud and so on. The materials were swept away along with a big water flow.

Human Initiative took initiative to take disaster emergency response by sending personnel to Sentani on Sunday, March 17, 2019. Eson Jumarsono as the GM of Disaster Risk Management (DRM) of Human Initiative said rescue team would leave on Sunday (17/03).

“Insya Allah (God willing), the rescue team will leave for Papua tonight for the disaster emergency response initiative by coordinating with the Regional Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBD) and the local government, evacuating, reviewing and distributing aid to the victims,” Human Initiative Disaster Risk Management (DRM) GM, Eson Jumarsono revealed.

Meanwhile, data from BNPB on Sunday (17/3) at 10.15 WIT showed that the number of dead victims reached 50 and 59 others were injured. There is also material loss such as damaged infrastructure. Human Initiative calls on all people to help the survivors by sending humanitarian donation through the website  solusipeduli.org . The urgent needs at the moment are clean water, food item and medical aid.

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People’s Empowerment Program of Human Initiative Makes Elder Mothers in Bandung More Independent

HI-NEWS, WEST JAVA– Human Initiative has a goal to build people’s independence in Indonesia including Bandung, West Java. In March 2018, data from the Central Statistics Agency (BPS) showed that Indonesia’s poverty rate reached 9.82 percent.

It encouraged Human Initiative to take an integrated step through various programs for those in need. One of the programs is Multi Income Family program (KMP). This program aims the elder mothers to increase the income of every family.

Alek Durantes as Human Initiative Project Officer of West Java said this program was done in stages. The first step is business capital distribution for the program receivers to make the fund used well. For instance, it is used to buy business tools such as stove, blender, dispenser and many others.

“It is done in stages to make the business capital distribution more on target. Besides, we will observe the business development consistently,” Alex Durantes said on
Wednesday (6/3).

The program involves 20 elder mothers in Bandung, West Java who cooperate with each other to develop KMP program. Oneng Sarifah, one of program receivers, said thanks for giving her solution. “Alhamdulillah (thank God), I have received business capital from Human Initiative. I hope my business will run well as well as gain benefit and blessing. Thank you Human Initiative donors for helping me. May all of you can keep giving benefit to those in need,” Oneng Sarifah revealed.

Human Initiative invites all people to keep distributing aid through the website solusipeduli.org. In addition, Human Initiative will continue to contribute through
various programs to make people more independent.

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PKPU Human Initiative of East Kalimantan Breaks the Fast with Orphans and Launches HIVE

BALIKPAPAN – PKPU Human Initiative of East Kalimantan spread happiness again by breaking the fast with orphans, which is part of Happy with Orphans program. It also launched the theme of Infinity Happiness at Giant Extra MT. Haryono Balikpapan, Saturday (26/5).

It was held simultaneously in 13 branches of PKPU Human Initiative all over Indonesia.

Breaking the Fast with Orphans invited 50 orphans to have fun with PKPU Human Initiative of East Kalimantan.

“Today we hold this event in all branches of PKPU Human Initiative. For East Kalimantan branch office, we hold it in Balikpapan with the theme of Infinity Happiness,” Hidayatullah, head of East Kalimantan PKPU Human Initiative said.

Happy with Orphans program has 4 subprograms, namely Breaking the Fast with Orphans, Shopping with Orphans, Sharing Orphans Packages and New Clothes for Orphans.

The programs are expected to facilitate Balikpapan people to share happiness with the needy, particularly orphans.

“In launching Infinity Happiness in Happy with Orphans program, we have 4 programs to facilitate Balikpapan people. We hope we can share happiness and cheerfulness with our brothers, particularly orphans,” Hidayatullah stated.

Hidayatullah added that the happiness will go back to those who share it, so that there will be endless happiness, just like the theme unveiled by PKPU Human Initiative, which is Infinity Happiness.

Previously, the event Infinity Happiness included competitions such as little preacher contest (pildacil), adzan (call for prayer) competition and tilawah Al-Quran recital competition. It also introduced around 20 volunteers who will increase more in order to contribute to a program by PKPU Human Initiative, namely Human Initiative Volunteer Energy (HIVE).

“In this event, we also launch Human Initiative Volunteer Energy in which several volunteers are ready to join PKPU Human Initiative to contribute in its programs,” Hidayatullah revealed.(pkpu-hi)

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PKPU Human Initiative of North Sumatera Holds Shopping with Orphans at Hypermart Binjai Supermall

BINJAI – PKPU Human Initiative of North Sumatera held Shopping with Orphans at Hypermart Binjai Supermall, Timbang Langkat, Saturday, May 26, 2018. A total of 106 orphans were invited to buy various needs.

The event which brought the theme “Infinity Happiness, Happy with Orphans” aims to make orphans happy through a program that involves business place. PKPU Human Initiative as an institution which is concerned about orphans follows it up by holding Shopping with Orphans Program.

Head of PKPU Human Initiative branch office, Mardi Sahendra said the regular event in Ramadhan month came from the donation of donors and PKPU foster parents. Before the event began, Mardi suggested the orphans buy the needs for Lebaran (Eid festivity). “Do not get discouraged, Insya Allah (God willing) success will follow you if you study hard,” he stated.

Representing Hypermart Binjai Supermall Manager, Mardi motivated the orphans to keep praying and studying to reach their dreams.

In the event, Indaco and Bhayangkari, the organization of the wives of police officers gave packages to the orphans. They were also entertained by cosplay attraction of Spiderman and Captain America. Happiness and laughter were written on their face. The event continued with prayer and ended with shopping and photo sessions.

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Fun Shopping with Orphans and PKPU Human Initiative of West Java

Bandung – PKPU Human Initiative of West Java held Shopping with Orphans (BBY), Saturday, May 26, 2018. This event was held simultaneously by the central office and branch offices of PKPU Human Initiative all over Indonesia. More than 50 orphans from various foundations joined the event at Grand Yogya Kepatihan Alun-Alun Bandung.

Head of PKPU Human Initiative branch office Kiki Rejeki said this event was held to make orphans feel happiness in this glorious month. “This is the much-awaited month. We should fight for doing and spreading kindness,” Kiki stated.

Kiki also invited everyone to become the real hero. “As in line with the theme brought by PKPU Human Initiative this Ramadhan, namely Infinity Happiness adapted from Infinity War of The Avengers, I call on everyone to become the real heroes. In fact, we do not need super power to become the real heroes but sharing happiness with each other,” Kiki said.

One of participants, Ridwan (11) said he was really happy to join this event. “It is so fun. I can shop here with friends,” Ridwan said. Ridwan bought biscuit, milk, snack, bath tools and other items. Ridwan, who is an orphan from Subang, admitted that he wanted to join this event again.

Meanwhile, one of the orphan guides, Wati from Ummahat, said taking care of orphans is a pride for her. Moreover, she is a widow of orphans. Her husband died five years ago.

“I have been through good times and bad times. I can feel the children are “different” because they do not have father. But I keep giving them support to become confident and convince them that each child has a special thing. What we have to do is maximizing the potential,” Wati stated.

The event was also enlivened by live acoustic performance and storytelling by Kampung Dongeng community. Various door prizes were distributed to bring more fun. (Ria/Gie)

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Infinity Happiness, Presentation for Orphans and the Unfortunate

Jakarta – To enliven the holy month of Ramadan 2018, PKPU Human Initiative held Big Event 14.00 West Indonesia Time (WIB) was the launching of “Happy with Orphans (BBY)”, humanitarian program to spread happiness to orphans and the unfortunate in month of blessings.

It was also held in all PKPU Human Initiative branch offices in 13 provinces in Indonesia in different ways. From Banda Aceh, Binjai in North Sumatera, Padang and Bukittinggi in West Sumatera, Pekanbaru Riau, Bengkulu, Bandung in West Java, Semarang in Central Java, Sleman DIY, Surabaya in East Java, Balikpapan in East Kalimantan, Makassar in South Sulawesi and Ambon in Maluku, more than 1000 orphans and the unfortunate were invited.

Interestingly packed, the event carried the theme of “AVENGER” superhero which has attracted Indonesian people recently. With the tagline “We Can Be a Hero”, the event Infinity Happiness intends to invite all Indonesian people to become the real heroes. Heroes do not need super power, but sympathy to make orphans and the unfortunate happy.

“This theme is taken to describe unlimited happiness that the orphans and the unfortunate will feel. Besides, the donors will also feel the happiness because God will give them rewards for their kindness,” Sahardi, Spv. Of Humanitarian Partnership and event coordinator, said.

Sahardi explained in facilitating people who want to become the real heroes, PKPU Human Initiative provides 3 Packages of Kindness ‘Happy with Orphans (BBY)’, namely Happy with Orphans (BBY1) worth Rp 375.000, Sharing Orphan Packages (BBYZ) worth Rp 365.000 and New Clothes for Orphans (BBY3) worth Rp 212.000.

“The three packages are accessible on donation.pkpu.org,” Sahardi added. He also revealed that the target of BBY program receivers in 2018 is 84.629 unfortunate orphans.

The event “Infinity Happiness” was enlivened by the art performance of orphans under PKPU Human Initiative’s guidance. It was getting more attractive with the performance of ‘Indonesian Marvel Community’ which addresses the real meaning of Kindness Hero. Cosplay of AVENGER figures such as Captain America, Iron Man, Black Panther and Spiderman enlivened the performance.

Additionally, this event featured “Talk Show: We Can Be a Hero” with competent speakers including actor Fauzi Badilla, Founder of EASTmayyaID & Founder of HijraHeart Amaliah Begum, Founder of Franchise Kebab Turki Baba Rafi Nilam Sari and Partnership Director of PKPU Human Initiative, Andjar Radite.

The fun event was led by the 3rd winner of Stand Up Comedy Dzawin as Master of Ceremony. Nasyid (Islamic songs) group ‘Aleehya’ performed Islamic HipHop songs. To bring more blessings in the event in this holy month, this event ended with religious advice by Ustadz Ismeidas as the coordinator of ‘Punk Muslim’ Islamic study community followed by fast breaking with orphans/the unfortunate.

PKPU Human Initiative invites all Indonesian people to make this Ramadan month more meaningful. By visiting website donation.pkpu.org, Indonesians can become the real heroes to make orphans and the unfortunate happy. (Gie)

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Watching Together Happy with Orphans and Orphan Package Distribution

Surabaya – To enliven the holy month of Ramadan 2018, PKPU Human Initiative of East Java will hold Big Event “Infinity Happiness” Every One Can Be A Hero at CGV cinema Marvel City, Sunday, May 27, 2018. The event which will start at 13.00 West Indonesia Time (WIB) is the launching of “Happy with Orphans (BBY)” Ramadhan Program, a humanitarian program to spread happiness to orphans and the unfortunate in the month of blessings. This event is packed in watching movie “Lima Penjuru Masjid” and the distribution of school packages to 50 orphans and the unfortunate.

The theme of Infinity Happiness is taken to describe the unlimited happiness of orphans and the unfortunate will feel by joining this event. Meanwhile, “Every One Can Be A Hero” is a tagline to describe that everyone can take part in making orphans and the unfortunate happy. The movie audience, donors and communities who are involved in this event are the real heroes. Not because of their super power, but their care.

Many of the orphans and the unfortunate go to mall and watch movie at cinema for the first time. Moreover, they get school package. The film audience also become heroes because the school packages come from their movie tickets too. The audience will also feel satisfied because they will get multiplied rewards for their kindness in this Ramadhan month.

This event involve many communities including the Indonesian Movie Lovers Community (KOPFI), Forum Lingkar Pena (FLP) Surabaya, One Day One Juz (0001) Surabaya, Campus Propagation Institution Social Forum (FSLDK) Surabaya Raya, Sinergi Dakwah, Bonek Hljrah, AlFalah Mosque Youth (RlSMA) and Miss Global Indonesia 2018. Interestingly, this event will be enlivened by superhero cosplay from Charity Superhero Community with Yudi Kemal as the MC. The communities are superheroes too as they are involved in spreading infinite happiness to people.

To facilitate people who want to be real heroes in making orphans and the unfortunate happy, PKPU Human Initiative has 3 Packages of Kindness ’Happy with Orphans (BBY)’, namely Happy with Orphans (BBY1) worth Rp 375.000, Sharing Orphan Packages (BBYZ) worth Rp 365.000 and New Clothes for Orphans (BBY3) worth Rp 212.000.

PKPU Human initiative calls on all Indonesian people to make this month of blessings more meaningful. Through donation for Happy with Orphans program by contacting PKPU WA Center 085105902333, Indonesian people can become the real heroes to make orphans and the unfortunate happy.

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Mount Merapi Erupts Again, PKPU Sends Emergency Response Team

Yogyakarta – The national humanitarian institution PKPU Human Initiative sent Emergency Response Team to help the evacuation process of Mount Merapi eruption victims, Yogyakarta to evacuation posts that have been prepared.

“Following the phreatic eruption for three times on March 21, 2018, we immediately sent emergency response team to help people around Mount Merapi to evacuate,” GM of PKPU Human Initiative Disaster Risk Management (DRM), Eson Jumarsono, said on Tuesday (22/5).

In addition, he added, the team also helped the process of logistic distribution for the evacuees.

“The current needs are masks and food, especially for children and the elderly,” he revealed.

Meanwhile, the emergency response team needs self-protection tools (APD) to run the mission and transportation for the mobilization of volunteers and humanitarian activists.

Eson explained that to anticipate eruption and the impact of alert status increase, situation in the in the east, central and west of the slope of Mount Merapi continued to be observed.

The status of Mount Merapi was raised from normal to alert based on a letter from the Research and Technological Development for Geological Disaster Agency (BPPTKG) of Yogyakarta Number 271/45/BGV.kg/2018.

Following the rising status, head of Information Data Central and Public Relations of the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) Sutopo Purwo Nugroho instructed that settlements within a radius of 3 km should be vacated.

“Activities are not allowed within the radius of 3 km. Hiking is temporarily prohibited unless for investigation and research on the disaster mitigation,” Sutopo said.

At least 298 people from Kalitengah Lor hamlet, Kalitengah Kidul hamlet and Srunen hamlet in Cangkringan district, Sleman regency evacuated to Glagaharjo Village Hall.

“Additionally, 362 people of Dukuh Takeran and Dukuh Stabelan in Tlogolele village, Boyolali regency evacuated to Tologolele village,” Sutopo stated.

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