Since its establishment in 1975, the ASEAN Women’s Circle of Jakarta (AWC) has been transforming communities and improving lives. AWC aims to donate money earned from charitable projects and provide funding opportunities for non-profit organisations. In particular the oganisation focuses on groups that address women’s issues and also those that have a focus on children’s education. All funds raised will be donated to Yayasan Indonesia Hijau, Ekselensia Indonesia and other Women and Child Welfare Foundations.

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AWC held a Spring Luncheon on March 16 at the ASEAN Secretariat in South Jakarta in celebration of International Women’s Day. The AWC Spring Luncheon was an event to introduce the members of the 2018 AWC Executive Committee. The event also included a presentation of the organisation’s annual reports of its charity projects held during the past year.

The event was officially opened by Yasmin Fachir, AWC Chief Patron, followed by several art performances by Sekolah Motovator Ekeselensi and children with special needs from Yayasan Al Hikmah, a school in Padalarang, Bandung. The children are mute and have hearing impairments. Despite the fact that they could not hear not talk, this does not deter the children from using their special gifts and talents to perform.

Asyariefah R.A.

Asyariefah R.A.

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