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#5328 - 01 Apr 06 17:54 Benevolance
Dilli Offline
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If there were one thing that you as an individual could do to help the many underprivelaged within Indonesia what would it be?

We are not talking money on its own, preferably things which would make a difference to those who need someting!

The reason I am asking is that my company has offered money on an annual basis to a worthy cause and I am trying to see what we can do!

Our company has 15,000 employees worldwide, one of the ideas I have is if they donated old prescription glasses (everyone needs to change them sometime) we could bring them into Indonesia and offer them to those who can ill afford.

Any thoughts and suggestions for any thing which would benefit someone would be appreciated!
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#5329 - 01 Apr 06 22:07 Re: Benevolance
KuKuKaChu Moderator Offline
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trouble with doing anything worthy in indonesia is that too many bureaucrats get in the way, and/or aid "leaks" into the hands of local plutocrats.

not sure that giving second-hand eyeglasses would go down well, and there could be many practical difficulties with it, much less the hassle of getting them through customs (good luck!).

why don't they just develop a scholarship scheme to develop local fresh graduates and turn them into entrepreneurs?
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#5330 - 02 Apr 06 13:56 Re: Benevolance
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I put a comment here just to push this message further up the list. Thoughts on this subject anyone?
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#5331 - 02 Apr 06 15:06 Re: Benevolance
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Mate a worth idea.....

I have been wondering how I can help myself. I thought of taking a year off and just trying to organise apprenticeships of the poor kids who have no chance.

Friends have paid to put poor kids through school etc.

Im a miserable old bear, but I really feel a lot more could be done to help...

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#5332 - 02 Apr 06 15:43 Re: Benevolance
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I was impressed about the show 'Tolong' on local tv, they gotta find someone poor who can help other (another person acting), while their live so poor but they still have compassion to help other.
Then the tv will give them the sum of money, just like a jackpot for them. Seeing their face, shocked and happy is so touching coz they never thought one day it could happen to them.

But it's not about giving the money away, charity should be something to develop and constructive for their life. Just simple thing like teaching children how to read or write. So they will know about information and some papers dealing in their life.
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#5333 - 02 Apr 06 20:15 Re: Benevolance
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I have thought of sending off outdated computers over there and work with local people to set them up for the under privillege kids. I would then come up and spend a month or two and pass on my knowledge and skills. But the amount of the red tapes and the grease money put me off. I would still love to do it one day.

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#5334 - 02 Apr 06 21:11 Re: Benevolance
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One woth thinking about goof. I'll put it in the meting pot!
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#5335 - 02 Apr 06 21:12 Re: Benevolance
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Kuku,

I think your world time clock has moved forward, did US change to Summertime this morning?
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#5336 - 02 Apr 06 21:17 Re: Benevolance
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could be ... unforutnatley, the message engine i'm using uses a system of "system time minus n" to calculate posting times. a bit dumb and US centric. if it annoys you, just go into your profile settings and adjust the hours from 15 to 14.
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#5337 - 02 Apr 06 21:25 Re: Benevolance
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Done, The profile settings have already initiated that change, for the less time savvy on the site you may wish to publish an "APB" otherwise they will be calculating everything back to WIB from Hong Kong or Singapore times!

Thanks
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#5338 - 03 Apr 06 11:39 Re: Benevolance
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Registered: 29 Mar 06
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Quote:
Originally posted by Dilligaf:
If there were one thing that you as an individual could do to help the many underprivelaged within Indonesia what would it be?

We are not talking money on its own, preferably things which would make a difference to those who need someting!

The reason I am asking is that my company has offered money on an annual basis to a worthy cause and I am trying to see what we can do!

Our company has 15,000 employees worldwide, one of the ideas I have is if they donated old prescription glasses (everyone needs to change them sometime) we could bring them into Indonesia and offer them to those who can ill afford.

Any thoughts and suggestions for any thing which would benefit someone would be appreciated!
Have you thought about making a collection of cash, then hooking up with some Teacher's and underpriveliged kids, and providing them with english classes and books? Just an idea, but having taught some of my wife's poorer cousin's, they loved learning English and the parents love it as well cos they dont have to pay, and feel like there kids are getting a bit of a boost, education-wise.
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#5339 - 03 Apr 06 11:59 Re: Benevolance
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Hi all!
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#5340 - 03 Apr 06 12:01 Re: Benevolance
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Originally posted by Macan Tutul:
Hi all!
Afternoon (or should it bee morning for you??)
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#5341 - 03 Apr 06 12:07 Re: Benevolance
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Hi mommy MT, how are you? Had a nice weekend? *Smooch, meowww, ppurrrr*
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#5342 - 03 Apr 06 12:12 Re: Benevolance
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Afternoon, thanks...Not good dear Kitty
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#5343 - 03 Apr 06 12:22 Re: Benevolance
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hi all...how are you?
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#5344 - 03 Apr 06 12:26 Re: Benevolance
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Originally posted by cherry:
hi all...how are you?
Good thanks, and how are you? Anyone got any good jokes to make MT smile? Sounds like her weekend was not good. Mt, dont let the bastards grind you down.
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#5345 - 03 Apr 06 12:37 Re: Benevolance
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What happend Mom? Hey, you still have me and other clowns in Jakcat. I wish I could cheer you up.... smile
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#5346 - 03 Apr 06 12:38 Re: Benevolance
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Registered: 02 Dec 05
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Quote:
Originally posted by Magpie:
Quote:
Originally posted by cherry:
hi all...how are you?
Good thanks, and how are you? Anyone got any good jokes to make MT smile? Sounds like her weekend was not good. Mt, dont let the bastards grind you down.
Thank you Magpie
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