Tuesday, July 25, 2006

"We’re empowering the government"

Those are the words of Bambang Basuki, the Executive Director of Mitra Netra Foundation (MNF) during an interview with The Star Malaysia late last week in “The 12th International Council for Education of People with Visual Impairment (ICEVI)”. That was his answer when asked about the government's support to MNF. Established in 1991, MNF is a Jakarta-based NGO dedicated to the education and development of the visually impaired through partnerships. MNF’s presence in that global convention was to discuss the attitudes and policies, inclusive educational practices, multi-disabilities with visual impairment, and equality of access to education for the visually impaired across the regions.

Bambang and Mitra Netra was profiled in The Star Malaysia for their struggle in empowering the Indonesian government to support and create inclusive educations for the visually impaired.

Maverick and MNF have also built up the partnership since 2005 in term of capacity building program in communication and public relations skills which very much relevant to our expertise. By empowering Mitra Netra with communications skills Maverick hoped that all their set objectives would be soon accomplished.

”challenges can always be solved by learning and hard work, that challenges create opportunities,” as quoted from Bambang at the end of his interview.

You can check out the article’s details thru this link http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2006/7/21/central/14879155&sec=central

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