Thursday, 8th October 2020 – Since April 2020, Greeneration Foundation and Waste4Change have the initiative to do fundraising under the theme #DoNotForget #IndonesiaFightAgainstCorona in order to help waste officers and waste pickers in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic, in various areas in Indonesia. At the end of the program, the total number of benefactors of the fundraising is 2.627 people.
This initiative obviously cannot be done alone. In fact, two large crowdfunding platforms in Indonesia, Kitabisa.com and BernihBaik, also participated in the fundraising, as well as other 96 collaborators from various waste communities and several media in Indonesia.
The existing support from influencers is what also made the crowdfunding draws many people’s attention and encourage them to donate in helping our waste front liners.
Waste officers and waste pickers can be said as our rear guard against the transmission of COVID-19. Let’s together educate and keep them and their families safe by being more careful in managing our waste and to use a standard safety equipment from the government. This can be done by providing Safety Equipment and also nutritious food that will help protect them from the transmission of COVID-19. In addition, we also need to segregate our waste, especially medical and infectious waste such as disposable masks and tissues to prevent it from being mixed with other types of waste.M Bijaksana Junerosano, Founder of Greeneration Foundation and Waste4Change.
This time, Greeneration Foundation and Waste4Change collaborate with PT. Mayora Indah Tbk to help waste management officers in the middle of the pandemic. The food and beverages that were distributed consist of 1.000 packages for waste officers and another 1.000 packages for waste bank partners in Tangerang regency. The aid was directly received by the Regent of Tangerang regency, Mr. Ahmed Zaki Iskandar on Thursday, 8th October 2020 at 11.30 A.M at the Tangerang Regent’s Office.
The package donation in the form of food and beverages from Mayora Group for the waste management officers of the Tangerang Regency’s Environmental Agency as well as for the women from Tangerang Regency’s Waste Bank is hoped to be able to safeguard the health and uplift spirit of these people so that they can continue to safeguard our environment and sorting the plastic waste in order to reduce waste volume from the sourceMr. Supriyanto – Head of Public Relation PT. Mayora Indah Tbk.
As one of the beneficiaries of the donation, Mrs. Susiyanti also expressed her gratitude to all the parties who are involved in the donation program
I want to thank the Mayora Group for the help in the form of food and beverages products for our waste bank customers. This will further encourage them to segregate their waste (and change their waste into money)Mrs. Susiyanti, Head of Tigaraksa District’s Waste Bank, Tangerang Regency
In the symbolization ceremony, representatives from related parties are present, namely Mr. Ahmad Taufik as the Head of Tangerang Regency’s Environmental Agency, Mr. Supriyanto as the Department Head of Public Relations PT. Mayora Indah Tbk, Mr. Banyu Putro as the Business Development Manager of Waste4Change, and Mrs. Susiyanti as the Head of Tigaraksa District’s Waste Bank, Tangerang Regency as well as other parties from Tigaraksa District’s Waste Bank.
The support that has been gathered hopefully can be used to help keep the waste officers and waste pickers safe and healthy while earning a living for their family during this pandemic. The Director of Greeneration Foundation also expresses her gratitude and appreciation for all donors and collaborators who are involved in the #DoNotForget #IndonesiaFightAgainstCorona.
Greeneration Foundation is committed to be one of the initiators in terms of waste management issues. Amidst the pandemic, we want to thank PT. Mayora Indah Tbk. for their initiative in giving food and beverages package to the waste management officers, because they have such important roles in people’s everyday lives. We also want to express our grattitude to the Government of the Tangerang Regency for receiving and distributing this donation directly to the waste management officers. Hopefully this donation prove to be useful for the waste officers in the Tangerang Regency.Vanessa Letizia – Executive Director of Greeneration Foundation.