Yayasan Alang-Alang is an Indonesian foundation which focuses in education sector especially for children. I admire their vision which reminds me of this nation’s first fundamental points: Pancasila ideology and religions. Religions reference here doesn’t only fixed on ritual aspects but goes further into daily life implementations i.e good manner in general.
We had brief conversation with the founder, Ibu Melati. She explained her basic life principle: good quality in general will generate a good result. This concept can be applied and started from simple things like washing the ingredients of our meals thoroughly before cooking and serving them, also using reusable eating utensils with decent quality as an investment because these utensils will last longer and won’t end up as trash too quickly.
Apart from it, they engage in active interaction with underprivileged locals, showing them the importance of education and health in constructing an ideal society. They have a program called KAIT-plus, focusing in the well-being of mothers and their children. All of their programs are free for underprivileged citizens, and they provide training sessions for the women (i.e: cooking class, hand-crafting class and the others).
I Want to Smell The Perfume created our MOC (Micro Organic Community) and held the initial training in Ciawi, Bogor on July the. 24th, 2019. First group was being joined by 10 women because it was concurred with Yayasan Alang-Alang’s own women training schedule.
After one month of intense training led by our charming founder Wilma, the women are ready to start the first production. They learned very fast and the result is amazing! Kudos to all of them!
Written by Priliscya Isdianti, translated by Nurul Putri.