Annual General Meeting Forum Fair Trade Indonesia (AGM FFTI)
On 27-28 February 2014, the Annual General Meeting FFTI held at CD Bethesda, Yogyakarta. This annual meeting is a report of FFTI performance accountability 2013, which was attended by all members, ie Pekerti, Apikri, Mitra Bali, Java Ixora, Sahani Organic, Arum Dalu Mekar, CD Craft, XSproject, JPKP Buton, and Lombok Pottery. It also discusses the related issues of membership and the sustainability of FFTI future . As well as plans and strategies to continuously advocating fair trade system and Increasing awareness of the value and purpose of fair trade to the general public.
Pada tanggal 27-28 Februari 2014, Diadakan Rapat Umum Tahunan FFTI di CD Bethesda, Yogyakarta. Rapat tahunan ini berisi Laporan Pertanggunjawaban dari kinerja FFTI 2013 yang dihadiri oleh seluruh anggotanya, yaitu Pekerti, Apikri, Mitra Bali, Java Ixora, Sahani Organic, Arum Dalu Mekar, CD Craft, XSProject, JPKP Buton, dan Lombok Pottery. Selain itu juga membahas mengenai isu-isu terkait keanggotaan dan keberlangsungan FFTI kedepannya. Serta rencana dan strategi untuk terus mengadvokasikan sistem fair trade dan meningkatakan kepedulian akan nilai dan tujuan dari fair trade kepada masyarakat luas.
The aim of XSProject is two fold, to reverse damage in the environment through design solutions, and to reduce poverty. By creating new livelihood opportunities for the very poor XS reuses waste picked straight from the waste stream before it is burned or buried in landfills. The lively informal sector of thousands of impoverished trash pickers are the vanguard of Jakarta’s waste removal process, going door to door, taking anything that can be sold for recycling. XSProject buys waste material from them that cannot be recycled, creating new income flows. Our XSEducation program provides trash picker’s children with education giving them a path out of poverty, away from trash heaps and disease. Our products embody environmental and social care.
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Indonesia Heritage Society Visit
On February 12, 2014 an ‘Explorers’ group from Indonesia Heritage Society came to XSProject Office. They are a small groups of about 13 people who get together weekly to discover Jakarta through tours and adventures.
They visit to XSProject workshop to learn more on how the trashed was handled and produced into quality products. From the washing process, drying, production, explanation on materials that we used. The problem of trash and trash pickers living condition. What can they help and what can they do to solve this problem. A lot of discussion and questions were raised during the presentation. Our visitors was very excited with the products they suggest a lot of other kind of products that we can develop.
Then they went for shopping, each member of the group took home 1,2 or more of our products. That assures they’ll be going home and telling their friends and family about XSProject. It’s great way to create awareness!
Thank you so much!
Workshop Students Sinarmas World Academy at XSProject Office
Following up XSProject Presentation at Sinarmas World Academy on 27th January, the children came to XSProjec workshop to see the production process of XSproject products on 10 February 2014. 16 students from Grade 5 students from Sinarmas World Academy was accompanied by their teachers (Mr Jamie and Ms Amelia) arrived at XSProject office ready with their enthusiasm.
During the visit they toured XSproject office,workshop and closed with the question and answer session with questions they had prepared prior the visit. These questions related to the project that they will work at schools to raise awareness of the environmental and trash. During the question and answer session each child was challenged to provide solution for any action they can do to solve the problem of waste around them. Afterwards they continue with washing and drying activity in which they had a lot of fun.
These Grade 5 students are committed to provide real solutions and implement it into their lives. Hopefully they can keep the spirit strong against all the trouble they would face to start a clean and environmentally conscious living in Jakarta, including their parents.
Let’s do it kids!
Wismilak Billboard Donation and JIS Peduli Flood Donation
Starting end of January is the peak of the rainy season in Jakarta. Floods everywhere, not just in the of settlements near the river even in the main street affected by the floods too. Similarly in the area of Cirendeu, community Cirendeu trash pickers residence suffered flooding and leaks.
So on February 5th 2014, Wismilak and JIS Peduli work together to help Cirendeu trash pickers. Wismillak give billboard to cover the roofs of their residences were leaked, each shanties get 2 billboards. And JIS Peduli donated box containing the buckets, flashlights, boots, raincoats, and cleaning fluid to each head of a family Cirendeu trash pickers. The family were grouped by shanties where they were staying. The total there were 7 shanties with a total of 68 heads of families.