Impact Trips

These impact trips are hosted by Actxplorer as part of your TBN Asia Conference experience in Jakarta. There are eleven impact trips for you to participate in:

Impact Trip 1 – Pademangan District Housing Improvement Project

Having volunteers who are a part of the community is extremely valuable in effecting impact. This is a housing project sustained by volunteers who were themselves beneficiaries of the home improvement work that changed their own quality of life.


Impact Trip 2 – Tzu Chi Jakarta

Head to Tzu Chi Centre Jakarta to learn about the amazing work they have done all around Indonesia. We will go on a intimate guided tour of the compound to visit the school, exhibition centre, and auditorium, and speak to the volunteers who are hands and legs of the projects all around Jakarta.


Impact Trip 3 – YPU Youth Entrepreneurship Development

Yayasan Prima Unggul (YPU) is a children’s home that promotes the arts and entrepreneurship. Most of the children and youth come from Flores Island and Papua, which are parts of Indonesia with the highest level of poverty. Yet, the children at the organisation are extremely confident, vocal, and entrepreneurial.


Impact Trip 4 – Great Love Village in Cengkareng

The people of Angke River used to live in unlicensed buildings, which were very disordered and caused negative health impacts on the people. However, there was an enormous improvement in their comfort and living conditions after they moved into the 1st Tzu Chi Great Love Village in Cengkareng.


Impact Trip 5 – AANII Boarding School: Entrepreneurship Sustaining Education

The mission of Al-Ashriyyah Nurul Iman Islamic Boarding School is to instil in its students love, virtue, character, and a capacity to care about others—in other words, to make them exemplary Muslims. With this mission, it is no surprise that ‘Nurul Iman’ means radiant faith, dazzling belief, or bright light of conviction.


Impact Trip 6 – Paloma: Rural women entrepreneurship made possible

Paloma Shopway is a consumer goods distribution that provides opportunities for women in rural communities to become entrepreneurs through catalogue sales. Paloma also seeks to improve the lives of members through providing new experiences like overseas trips and members are welcomed to join family camps and marriage counselling courses. Paloma’s distribution network covers most of Indonesia.


Impact Trip 7 – YCAB Youth Development

YCAB was established in 1999 and translates to Yayasan Cinta Anak Bangsa, or “Loving The Nation’s Children Foundation“. Their focus is in the area of youth development by empowering youth to be self reliant through healthy lifestyle promotion, education, and economic empowerment for a better and sustainable future.


Impact Trip 8 – Meek Foundation Housing Project in Marunda

More than just housing people, a good rusunawa (low-cost rental apartment complex) should provide adequate social and economic support for residents, many of whom have never lived in apartments, and are also now located further away from their places of employment.


Impact Trip 11 – Wahana Visi Community Project


Jatinegara, located in East Jakarta which consists of 28% of Jakarta’s population, is one of the most crowded areas in city. Typically a crowded settlement, this results in a variety of environmental and health issues due to overcrowding and unhygienic living conditions. Due to it’s location, Jatinegara is also vulnerable to natural disasters, most particularly, flooding. Such as the one happening in 2007, which affected many lives. Wahana Visi’s work currently impacts 4 out of 7 villages in the sub-district. Their programs focus on child, youth, and economic development. During this Impact Trip you’ll visit and hold discussions with the community led social enterprise, as well as the children development program committee.


Penjaringan is a coastal district of North Jakarta. Issues facing the communities of Penjaringan are those of hygiene and drug abuse. Due to rampant drug abuse, HIV and AIDS in the district is also on the rise. Clean water and sanitation is also a prevalent issue in the communities, as many are forced to consume ground water if they are unable to afford bottled water. Wahana Visi’s projects cover 2 out of 5 districts in Penjaringan. Their programs focus on child, youth, and economic development, as well as sanitation. During this Impact Trip you’ll visit and hold discussions with the community led business, as well as meet the community stakeholders.

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Impact Trip 9 – Indonesia Care Community Development in Tambora


The term “rusun” is translated to public housing. Previously named Rusun Angke before the rebuild, Rusun Tambora has transformed from an old, dirty building, into a comfortable living abode for low income families. In 2016, 3 new towers were completed and Tambora now houses over 500 families within it’s compounds. Indonesia Care has been conducting it’s programs at Tambora, with 3 areas of focus: Education, health, and livelihood. This Impact Trip takes you throughout the housing estate of Tambora, of which you’ll be able to interact and engage with community members as well as Indonesia Care staff on various programs. TBN delegates will also visit hold discussions with the laides of the in-house sewing social enterprise.

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Impact Trip 10 – Habitat for Humanity Public Collaboration for Sustainable Development

The focus of Habitat for Humanity’s work is on providing decent housing and settlements for marginalised communities. Habitat’s ability to mobilise volunteers from all over the world to work together for the greater good has brought homes to numerous communities over the years. In addition to good housing, Habitat provides community facilities such as schools, libraries, community centers, and playgrounds as well.

This impact trip will take you to one of Habitat’s community projects – Mauk. Since 2012, there have been over 630 houses built for impoverished households. Delegates will be able to engage with community stake holders as well as be able to see first-hand the work of Habitat’s housing improvements.

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