September 26, 2019
ANSAC is pleased to continue its work with Happy Hearts Indonesia and its outstanding CEO, Sylvia Beiwinkler. Together, over the last five years we have constructed six schools that provide a safe, positive learning environment for over 460 children in Indonesia. The investments we make toward the education of children in rural Indonesia provide significant value to the students, their parents and the local communities.
On September 10, ANSAC dedicated a new kindergarten in the remote fishing village of Labuan Bajo, on the western end of the island of Flores. Labuan Bajo is the gateway to Komodo Island, home to the world famous Komodo dragons. Construction on the new school, named Paud Persaudaraan, was completed on May 13. The school will educate 94 students and includes two classrooms featuring plumbing, electricity and facilities for teachers and students. The official ribbon cutting ceremony was attended by Jeffrey Jacobson, ANSAC’s Chief Financial Officer, and Danny Sin, ANSAC’s Vice President and General Manager for the Asia Region and a member of the Happy Hearts Board of Directors. Students and teachers greeted the opening of the school with blessings and shouts of “Terima Kasih” (“thank you” in Indonesian).
Happy Hearts Indonesia, a non-profit organization that envisions that every child in Indonesia should have access to education by attending safe and earthquake-resistant schools, is dedicated to rebuilding schools and restoring hope and opportunity in the lives of children in underprivileged areas. The ANSAC team looks forward to continuing our support for this mission in the future and hopes that our commitment will enrich the lives of these students, their parents and their communities.