Scaling up the protection of children’s rights through innovative education

PT Trans Java Gas Pipeline through the Hati Suci Foundation is dedicated to develop a pilot education and orphanage system in Indonesia. PT Trans Java Gas Pipeline seeks to scale up the protection of children's rights through innovative education. The Hati Suci Foundation is dedicated to develop a pilot education and orphanage system in Indonesia.     "Trans Java Gas Pipeline is committed to respect the ten principles of children's rights in Indonesia through supporting the Hati Suci Foundation," said Joseph Dharmabrata, Director of PT Trans Java Gas Pipeline.  

Trans Java Gas Pipeline is committed to respect the ten principles of children's rights in Indonesia through supporting the Hati Suci Foundation”

Joseph Dharmabrata, Director of PT Trans Java Gas Pipeline.

  The foundation, which has been established for more than 100 years with the vision of "love, hope and future", has an immense contribution in promoting children's rights in Indonesia and in the world. "I think the Hati Suci Foundation has a simple timeless vision. The Hati Suci Foundation has become a delegation of the Dutch East Indies to the League of Nations to advocate for children's rights and contributed to agreements on 10 principles of children's rights.” Joseph explained the historical wealth of the Hati Suci Foundation. Initially the foundation focused on empowering abandoned girls and victims of forced prostitution. Neglected children problems continue to change over time. For an example, nowadays there are some abandoned by mothers working as migrant workers abroad or  divorced parents due to young marriage. There is even a child who dropped out of school because of being exploited by their mothers. “There are children who were placed here from the age of 4, now graduating from UI and working in good places.” explained Joseph. The foundation over a hundred years of experience in empowering children will be used as material for capacity building of other schools and orphanages throughout Indonesia. “We will build a digital platform with other organizations to disseminate innovative and creative ways of education for social workers and teachers. So, children will be ready to face industry 4.0.” explained Joseph.  

"Lots of workshops have been deliver. However, when teachers teach in class, they go back to business as usual. Knowledge itself is not enough, capacity building is also needed." stressed Joseph.

  "Lots of workshops have been deliver. However, when teachers teach in class, they go back to business as usual. Knowledge itself is not enough, capacity building is also needed." – Joseph Dharmabrata Director of PT Trans Java Gas Pipeline.   Capacity building includes concrete educational methods that are entertaining and creative. For example, a class format that emphasizes group work or corners games, learning, drawing, and other interesting activities. Educational use of computers and gadgets are also carried out.

Creating an equal and friendly work environment for women

PT Unilever Indonesia (Unilever) strives to create an equal and friendly work environment for female workers. Various initiatives such as scholarships, extended maternity leave for parents, and daycare facilities have been implemented.  PT Unilever Indonesia (Unilever) strives to create an equal and friendly work environment for female workers. Various initiatives such as scholarships, extended maternity leave for parents, and daycare facilities have been implemented. Unilever believes that diversity and equality of workers support innovation and quality of human resources to achieve excellent business, stock and financial performance.    

Program Daycare Unilever Source: Unilever

 

“Gender equality has been implemented by Unilever Indonesia. Some members of the board of directors are women and almost 40% of the management are female employees.” – Unilever Sustainability Report 2017

  “Gender equality has been implemented by Unilever Indonesia. Some members of the board of directors are women and almost 40% of the management are female employees.[1]” according to Unilever Sustainability Report 2017. In 2017, Unilever Indonesia organized a Woman in Engineering Unilever Leadership Fellowship (WULF) to introduce non-traditional functions to women. The WULF was the first one in Asian region. Longer maternity leave to support work life balance has also been enforced. Unilever Indonesia applies a new policy that provides maternity leave for 4 (four) months for the mother and one week for the father to be able to support to his wife.  

“Unilever believes that diversity and equality of workers support innovation and quality of human resources to achieve excellent business, stock and financial performance.” – Unilever Sustainability Report 2017

  Unilever's daycare initiative has been developed to support the performance of female workers. Unilever's Daycare was originally a daycare program provided by the company for employee children as a solution to support employee productivity, especially when Household Assistance left home during Eid, for approximately 21 days. During its development, this program became a permanent Nursery and Daycare program at the head office. This facility allows mothers to bring their baby to the workplace with adequate supervision, so that they can work in peace.
[1] https://www.unilever.co.id/id/Images/sustainability-report-2017_tcm1310-521885_1_id.pdf
 

Sumber: Unilever

  Various programs to respect gender equality as part of the Unilever Sustainable Living Plan, namely providing opportunities for women and opening up wider opportunities in the company's supply chain. To achieve this goal, Unilever Indonesia implemented the following initiatives:
  1. Building gender balance in the workplace, focusing on management.
  2. Promoting safety for women in the community along the value chain.
  3. Improve access to training and skills in the value chain.
  4. Expand opportunities for women in the value chain.
  5. Providing support for female employees to maintain a balance between career and family life.