As part of its CSR efforts, 26 Marriott International properties in Indonesia collaborated to raise awareness on education by donating 1,104 books for the Mobile Library Program operated by Yayasan Emmanuel.
Since its inception in 2007, The Mobile Library Program by Yayasan Emmanuel is committed to providing access to books and reading to disadvantaged children and families in the greater Jakarta area in order to improve literacy rate and instill a love of reading from a young age. Until now, the Mobile Library Programme has donated over 6,200 books which it provides to thousands of children in the Bogor, Greater Bogor and Jakarta area via trucks with a specially retrofitted cargo area. Since then, the programme has served over 115,100 children and mothers.
Books were handed over to representatives of Yayasan Emmanuel during a specia event held on 12 December 2018 at Aloft Jakarta.
Marriott International is committed to sustainability and social impact initiatives designed to foster business growth while balancing the needs of associates, customers, owners, the environment and communities under Serve 360 – Doing Good in Every Direction (Nurture, Sustain, Empower, Welcome).
The hotels participating in the 2018 Mobile Library Program included: Sheraton Grand Jakarta Gandaria City, Keraton at the Plaza, a Luxury Collection Hotel, The Hermitage, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel, The Westin Jakarta, The Ritz-Carlton Jakarta Pacific Place, Le Meridien Jakarta, Four Points by Sheraton Jakarta Thamrin, Sheraton Bandung Hotel & Towers, MOXY Bandung, Four Points by Sheraton Bandung, Fairfield by Marriott Surabaya, Four Points by Sheraton Manado, Sheraton Mustika Yogyakarta Resort & Spa, and Courtyard by Marriott Bandung Dago.