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Happy Hearts Indonesia

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Community Improvement & Capacity Building, Economic Development, Education, Educational Services, International, International Development

Mission: Happy Hearts Indonesia (Yayasan Hati Gembira Indonesia) is a non-profit organization dedicated to rebuilding schools and restoring hope and opportunity in the lives of children in underprivileged areas and in areas affected by natural disasters in Indonesia. Happy Hearts Indonesia supports local communities in building safe schools. Rebuilt schools are equipped with proper furniture and learning facilities. Additionally, Happy Hearts Indonesia provides and facilitates suitable training programs for the teachers, students and community members.

Results: Happy Hearts Indonesia has rebuilt over 160 schools, impacting more than 50,000 children across Indonesia.

Target demographics: Children to learn in safe schools and reach their potential

Direct beneficiaries per year: 1350 students, 325 teachers and 6750 community members.

Geographic areas served: Indonesia

Programs: School rebuilding, water, sanitation and hygiene training, teacher and school management training, and community libraries.

Community Stories

14 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

2 Foster P.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been working with HHI for over 2yrs now, starting by hosting their first Singapore Fundraiser and quickly followed by being part of a volunteer trip in Sumba to learn first hand of their process on site building schools. Since then, I have been an ambassador to represent this amazing charity and have continued to raise funds and host events in Singapore, and lead a volunteer team to help build 2 schools on Labuan Bajo, Flores. It is a real honour to help so many children by giving them an opportunity to get their education in a safe environment and I look forward to helping more in the future with the HHI team.

1 Annie G.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

During the 5 months of my intership with HHI I was able to experience first hand how rewarding it is to work and volunteer with Happy Hearts. Aside from my daily office tasks I also had to chance to join the team on their trip to Labuan Bajo, Flores. There we helped rebuild two schools and even got to meet the students. I will never forget their welcoming smiles and how happy they were to finally get a proper school building. I can not recommend enough to become part of the Happy Hearts family and to volunteer for a school build or even intern for a couple months in the office. I am very grateful to have had the chance to meet and work with such inspiring people and would not hesitate to do it again.

1 Mike L.4

Volunteer

Rating: 5

In 2018 I was asked to be an Ambassador for the #iamchange HHI campaign. It would change my life forever. I had been a part of charity organizations before, but never before had I seen so directly the impact of individuals assistance and participation. After raising funds to build over 200 schools in East Indonesia in year one of a 5 year plan, the team (including Paul Foster and I) went to Flores with a group of volunteers to see peoples donations in action. Seeing the kids’ faces light up knowing how much people cared for them will be forever ingrained in my head, those smiles will stay in my heart. “Getting our hands dirty,” painting, making concrete, shoveling, etc, makes it a truly personal experience should you choose to participate in HHI’s idea of “volun-tourism”.
I am honored to call Happy Hearts Indonesia a family to me. I will continue to do what I can to help because I know how much difference we make to these kids. I have seen it all with my own eyes. Let’s give these kids a better chance, let’s build some more schools.

2 Nameera A.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

It's been a true honor and experience to be one of the Ambassador for Happy Hearts Fund Indonesia. So blessed to be part of such an amazing and professional team, with great visions and goals to help children all around Indonesia. To help raise funds, hands on site in helping build the schools. To help inspire and mould young brilliant minds and giving them the best for their education. We always looking for more volunteers to to be involve in our next school build up projects. To see the smiles on each child face is priceless goes beyond what we do for them. Spread love and education. Looking forward to my next build up in Sumba.

4

Donor

Rating: 5

When my family decided to raise funds for a charity that focused on children, Happy Hearts Indonesia surpassed all expectations from our seats as fundraisers and donors. Initially just prioritising a transparent platform that benefited the educational needs of underprivileged children, we found so much more in the wonderful people of happy hearts. Not only did they make the effort absolutely seamless from an operatjonal perspective, but they absolutely immersed us in the family that is Happy Hearts. They have kept us abreast of all the developments of our little effort and most of all, just watching their dedication to the children is truly a blessing. They have managed to stretch every dollar and resource to help the children in the Happy Hearts program and I couldn't be more proud to be part of it.

5 Lea Marlena G.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I did an internship at Happy Hearts Indonesia. I must say their work is amazing! The whole team is passionate about the cause and I enjoyed working there. I also visited schools that were about to rebuild and seeing the faces of the kids, teachers and families made me happy to be part of this organisation for a few months. I truly believe that rebuilding schools is sustainable and has an impact. I hope HHI keeps growing!

5 Yvonne S.2

Advisor

Rating: 5

I am in awe on the scope of work done by Happy Hearts Indonesia. Each project is meticulously executed on tight budgets and schedules. The teams on ground are dedicated in accomplishing their mission. I can only allude this to great leadership. Excellent work! May you continue to scale wider and impart deeper!

6

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteered HHI event at Labuan Bajo last year. I always have passion toward children and their well being, and HHI gives me chance to contribute something. We helped built the school there and though I got sunburn, it was the best moment in my life. I taught how to play frisbee with children, enjoyed singing together with them and ibu ibu. It was awesome experience and I would do it again for sure. Thanks HHI!

6

Board Member

Rating: 5

I was introduced to HHI few years back where I joined a volunteering activity done HHI in Cengkareng area. Since then I decided to do more for HHI as HHI focuses in reconstruction/renovations of PAUDs in disaster area. It is always exciting to join this charity activities, as we need to share and care more to our surroundings and communities.

5 Ester T.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Blessed to have the chance to go to Kupang for one of HHI school project. Their sincerity, passion and dedication for the education of the children is simply heart warming to see. Very heart warming to see the work done by HHI and the educators. I hope I will have more chances in the future to volunteer alongside with HHI again.

6 Agnes T.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

3 of us went to Kupang for a HHI school and left with our hearts so full. Very organized, very friendly, and very passionate, the staff and volunteers and the educators involved in this project helped make this experience wonderful. Thank you for everything, HHI. Hope to be able to volunteer more soon.

6 Advina R.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I’ve joined HHI for the volunteering trip in Sumba in 2017 along with other 3 friends.
It was an amazing trip, and also to see how HHI build schools for children and working to ensures children in some remote areas to get the same education as children in other cities, opening our eyes that these children need a better education and thanks to HHI to make it happens. So happy to see kids’ faces when we were there
Quickly we became ambassadors to promote and share about HHI to public and friends.
Since then we still participate in some HHI events in few projects. Can’t wait for the next project

7

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I had the opportunity to join HHI's trip to Labuan Bajo last year and it was wonderful. It is amazing to see first-hand the project of HHI, to see how the whole team worked so hard to ensure the children can enjoy education in safe & sustainable school buildings. It was such an eye-opener for me. It was my first volunteering trip with them and I believe it will not be the last one.

8 Dominic H.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I had such an amazing time with HHI volunteering in Kupang. The team is super committed and very well organised. It’s great to see a Charitable organisation that gets results and is not inhibited by politics. Happy Hearts does an amazing job of putting up schools and increasing access to education in urban and remote communities. I was very impressed with how quickly they can spring into action and how little time it takes them to put up the schools. Massive thumbs up from me. Hope to do more with them in the future ❤️❤️❤️