Actively Reducing Jakarta's Waste Problem

by Yayasan Kampus Diakoneia Modern
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Actively Reducing Jakarta's Waste Problem
Actively Reducing Jakarta's Waste Problem
Actively Reducing Jakarta's Waste Problem
Actively Reducing Jakarta's Waste Problem
Actively Reducing Jakarta's Waste Problem
Actively Reducing Jakarta's Waste Problem
Actively Reducing Jakarta's Waste Problem
Actively Reducing Jakarta's Waste Problem
Actively Reducing Jakarta's Waste Problem
Actively Reducing Jakarta's Waste Problem
Actively Reducing Jakarta's Waste Problem
Actively Reducing Jakarta's Waste Problem
Actively Reducing Jakarta's Waste Problem
Actively Reducing Jakarta's Waste Problem
Actively Reducing Jakarta's Waste Problem
Actively Reducing Jakarta's Waste Problem
Actively Reducing Jakarta's Waste Problem
Actively Reducing Jakarta's Waste Problem
Actively Reducing Jakarta's Waste Problem
Actively Reducing Jakarta's Waste Problem
Actively Reducing Jakarta's Waste Problem
KDM Green Project Truck
KDM Green Project Truck

 

The KDM Green Project are excited and delighted to let you, our wonderful Donors, know that we have secured a permanent truck.  Words cannot express the heartfelt gratitude this small team have for your generosity. Without you, this would never have been possible. 

I was fortunate to be able to attend the inauguration of the truck.  It was a fabulous day.  Let me try and share with you a few words and photos from the day, the day that the KDM Green Project got their own truck.

It was a beautiful day and a small group gathered at the Yayasan KDM Campus mindful of the new COVID protocols and at the same time very excited for the forthcoming proceedings.

Everything was set up and at the centre prominently and proudly displayed stood a glowing bold green truck for everyone to see.  

Proceedings started with speeches from Pak Beny, Chairman of Yayasan KDM and Pak Sotar, Director of Yayasan KDM.  This was followed by words of thanks from Nando, Leader of KDM Green Project and Arif, Nando’s righthand man and recycling coordinator.   

Others gathered were also invited to say a few words.  Ibu Rennie, the Founder of the KDM Green Project, proudly stepped forward to speak, as did I somewhat shyly because I was mindful my Bahasa Indonesian language has a lot of limitations.

After the speeches, there was the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Yayasan KDM and the KDM Green Project and the official handing over of the truck.

And then the moment arrived.  Arif stepped forward, his eyes beaming, to receive the keys of the KDM Green Project truck from Pak Beny.  Applause followed with words of congratulations ‘Selamat’. 

What a momentous day for us all.  An incredible day.

I must admit that amongst the applause and celebration, I fell silent, watching and witnessing this amazing milestone for the KDM Green Project and feeling overwhelmed.  Overwhelmed with happiness and relief.  Happiness for the future of the KDM Green Project and relief.  Relief because We did it!  We did it!  Oh my gosh, We All Did it!  Thank you xx

Nando, Yusuf and Arif
Nando, Yusuf and Arif
Pak Beny - Chairman Yayasan KDM, Arif and Nando
Pak Beny - Chairman Yayasan KDM, Arif and Nando
Pak Sotar, Pak Beny, Arif and Nando
Pak Sotar, Pak Beny, Arif and Nando
Pak Beny and Arif
Pak Beny and Arif
Pak Sotar, Pak Beny, Arif, Nando, Yusuf and Kathy
Pak Sotar, Pak Beny, Arif, Nando, Yusuf and Kathy
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Yusuf, Nando & Arif
Yusuf, Nando & Arif

We hope that this message finds you and your family well wherever you are in the world.  These are uncertain and difficult times and we hope that soon the pandemic will be over. 

Here at the KDM Green Project, we are maintaining our optimism for a better today and an even better tomorrow.  This optimism comes from you and your support of us.

So, let me tell you what has been happening in the past few months?

Since our last report, the longevity and persistence of the pandemic continues to impact the KDM Green Project.  The really good news is that despite this the KDM Green Project remains viable.

More exciting news for us is that we are in final discussions about securing a permanent second-hand truck.  There is no doubt this could not have happened without your belief in us and our vision and your generous donations.    We are excited and hopeful that soon our dream of having a permanent truck will be a reality.    Dreams do come true.  We will keep you posted.

More good news is that we have restarted recycle pick-up services.  You may recall we suspended operations due to COVID.  Our challenge today is that more than eighty percent of our clients pre-COVID have not resumed services.  This is because offices have not returned to normal operations, schools have not reopened and many of the individual foreign clients are yet to return to Jakarta after leaving at the beginning of the pandemic.  

We are continuing our outreach education programs virtually through Zoom meetings and Instagram building awareness and sharing the recycle service that can be provided by the Project.   This is helping in gaining a few more clients and stopping waste going to Jakarta’s biggest landfill, Bantar Gebang.  We know more needs to be done.

How has the team survived by not being able to collect recycles?  It has been tough but we have had the support of two main patrons: a committed e-commerce company in Greater Jakarta who provides the KDM Green Project with valuable recycles twice every month and the kind generosity of the residences of one housing complex in South Jakarta who donated money during the pandemic even when pick-up services were suspended     These donations were and are instrumental for the men of the KDM Green Project and their ability to live day to day and continue working.  Today, this support has been the lifeline for the Project’s sustainability.

We at the KDM Green Project continue to maintain our course; navigating our way through these turbulent waters and thankfully staying safe and afloat.  The small team is strong and hopeful for the future and focused on the next steps.  We are excited and in anticipation of being able to soon return into our local community building awareness about the importance of reducing waste and the impact of waste on our society and the environment.  We are committed to our cause in actively reducing Jakarta’s waste problem.

Once again, Nando, Arif and Yusuf of the KDM Project, thanks you for your kind donations and messages of support and help.  Without you, we would not be here today.

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Recycles: Arif receiving recycles during COVID-19
Recycles: Arif receiving recycles during COVID-19

General

Throughout the world we are all feeling the impact of the COVID-19 global pandemic. Here in Jakarta and Indonesia it is no different. During these difficult times, we have witnessed the closure of offices, restaurants, schools and embassies and importantly, taken the decision to temporarily suspend the ‘KDM Green Project’ activities to protect and preserve the safety of staff, children of the Yayasan KDM, volunteers and the wider community.

The temporary suspension of regular pickup services and the closure of recycling agents due to government imposed regulations has significantly impacted the KDM Green Project and highlighted areas of vulnerability.

Throughout this adversity the small team have remained positive creating new ways of working to continue their mission and towards the 'new normal'.

Nando and Arif remain committed to make a difference and reduce Jakarta’s waste problem.  To do this they realise that in order to succeed they must continue to provide a reliable, responsible recycling service and continue to actively pursue their community outreach and educational awareness to people.

How have they done this?

Firstly, Nando and Arif requested people to send their clean, dry, and boxed inorganic recycles to their small warehouse at Yayasan KDM. This service was offered weekly and people sent their recycles via a delivery service. 

Secondly, Nando increased his social media presence by initiating and participating in online speaking engagements and collaborating with likeminded organisations, sharing information about the waste problem and providing ways in which people could actively reduce their waste now.  

Meanwhile, Arif is helping Yayasan KDM in their community efforts to distribute food parcels, and disinfectant, and masks, to the vulnerable communities they work with as well as sorting recycles in the warehouse in anticipation of the recycle agents and upcycling agents re-opening.

Through these times of uncertainty, the men of the KDM Green Project have remained resolute. They are determined and focused.

The KDM Project cannot thank you enough for your kind donations and messages of support and help.

It is never taken for granted; and comes with a heartfelt thank you. You are making a difference to the lives of these men, the local communities they work with, Jakarta and Our Planet.  Thank you!

Education: Nando as a guest presenter
Education: Nando as a guest presenter

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Yayasan Kampus Diakoneia Modern

Location: Jakarta - Indonesia
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Twitter: @yayasanKDM
Project Leader:
Arnando Wibowo
Bekasi, Bekasi, Java Indonesia

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