PAMULANG (12/12) — before closing the year of 2011, Rajawali Foundation and Rajawali Group CSR Team continue to share our compassion through our CSR programs by visiting different ability people [difable] children in Yayasan Bhakti Luhur, which shelter house is located in Pamulang, West Java. Representatives from Green Eagle Group and Greenland Rajawali Utama were among the team who came to visit Yayasan Bhakti Luhur.
Yayasan Bhakti Luhur is a foundation that providing social care for difable children, of which their parents could not afford to raise the children on their own or, in many cases, Yayasan Bhakti Luhur also taken care difable children who are rejected by their parents due to their differences. In the mean time, there are 60 children who reside in Bhakti Luhur’s Pamulang shelter house, while those being taken care outside Pamulang shelter house are reaching the number of more than 400 children that spread across Indonesia.
Like Nurlela, one of the residences we met in Pamulang Shelter House. In her age of 19, she barely looked like a teenager. She was instead, still acting more like a preschool kid with her undone hair and the way her eyeballs rolling here and there— never seemed to look steady. Up these days, Nurlela still have not yet able to take care of herself due to the mental disorder she has suffered since she was born. Fortunately, those big hearted undertaker in Yayasan Bhakti Luhur never got tired to give Nurlela some helping hands and caring that she really needs the most. And not to forget, the case of Nurlela was not the only one. Nevertheless, she made plenty of friends under the same roof of Pamulang Shelter House, who also have special needs just like her.
Sr. Ludwina Rosmawati, one of the undertakers, explained that the main objective of Yayasan Bhakti Luhur is to educate the difable children they taken care of, to be able to survive living their life on their on feet without feeling inferior so they could fit back in with surrounding society. Once these children are ready, they will be sent back to their parents or family. Unfortunately, Yayasan Bhakti Luhur often find it hard to contact the family when they want to return the children back to their family. Some of the families refused to have their difable children back in the family because they feel ashamed of them. Currently, this issue becomes the major challenge for Yayasan Bhakti Luhur to meet their objective.
On this opportunity, Rajawali Foundation and Rajawali Group CSR Team have provided Yayasan Bhakti Luhur donation of some amount of cash, school equipments for the children, and basic household supplies for the Shelter House.
“This is our concrete action to give back to the societies based on our values; giving, caring, enabling. Our CSR activity is all about sharing compassion with people in need”, said Fritz E. Simandjuntak, President of Rajawali Foundation.
Our Visit to Yayasan Bhakti Luhur made us learned an important lesson in life; as wise words say ‘A child with a disability needs support. While having no expectations to them only shows pity, sadness, sorrow & regret. Stand behind him, champion and back him. Believe in him and have expectations. They inspire hope, excitement, eagerness and success’.back