In the sharing and giving spirit of Ramadan, The Sultan Hotel & Residence Jakarta held an iftar event with children of the Al Furgon & Aisyiyah Foundation orphanages and dhuafas. The event was rolled out as part of the hotel’s effort to give back to their community, and share in the time of the holy month.
The gathering also came from the initiative and collaboration with PT. Bantu Group Indonesia and one Box2Box’s flagship children’s programs, on one of today’s digital streaming platforms, “Uncle Gery’s Tales” (Dongeng Paman Gery) and was fully supported by Kumi Kopi, Said Management & Leguri.
Attended by 150 children from the Al Furgon & Aisyiyah Foundation, representatives of Indobuildco as the owning company, Singgasana Hotels & Resorts as the management company of The Sultan Hotel & Residence, the media, hotel employees and of course, Indonesia’s renowned news anchor and sport caster, Faizal Aprialdi as the MC of the event.
Taking place at the Lagoon Garden Hall, this iftar event started with giving the children from the orphanages a hotel tour around the facilities. From the moment they arrived, the kids were invited to see the Golden Ballroom – an iconic venue where the presidential debates were held, bringing the children up close and personal to a destination that has a place in Indonesia’s very own history. Not to mention a grand display!
Afterwards, they had the opportunity to watch “Uncle Gery’s Tales” (Dongeng Paman Gery) before breaking their fast. “Uncle Gery’s Tales” (Dongeng Paman Gery) is a variety of fairy tales filled with numerous genres of stories that provide education and entertainment for families alike. Uncle Gery himself is a children’s storyteller with over 30 years on radio, online and in the field. The stories of Dongeng Paman Gery is one of the top Indonesian children’s podcasts and a regular on Spotify’s Top 200 chart.
Several minutes prior to the breaking of fast, passages of the Qur’an were recited by the talented children of the Al Furqon & Aisyiyah Foundation and followed by sonorous Islamic chants from Bantu Musik.
Not only was the show the highlight, but the Executive Chef of The Sultan Hotel & Residence Jakarta, Eric Kusnadi, also served a line of traditional food with a distinctive ‘home’ taste that was dear and familiar to all guests’ palates. Additionally, the chef prepared the children’s favourite staple foods such as macaroni schotel, fried chicken, french fries, chicken nuggets, various kinds of fruits and puddings. Leguri also provided ice cream for children and all invited guests to enjoy. There were also 200 cups of modern iced coffee offered by Kopi Kumi along with lemongrass tea and passion fruit for the guests to quench their thirst.
Donations for the children were not only in the form of cash offerings from The Sultan Hotel & Residence Jakarta, but also multipurpose gifts and snack packages from PT. Bantu Group Indonesia. The donation was given symbolically after the Maghrib prayer and dinner by representatives of the company owner and hotel management, PT. Bantu Group Indonesia and Uncle Gery.
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