Project O are back again this year with even more surprises. They will take you on a journey to experience and discover the treasures of Indonesia, the travel destination of rest and recreation for many Australians. Join Project O in this NIGHT OF DISCOVERIES. Not only will you be buying yourself a ticket to a good time, you will also be helping Indonesian children have a better education just by going to the event. Seventy percent of ticket sales will be donated to Project O's partner, YCAB (Yayasan Cinta Anak Bangsa). Pull your diaries out for this worthy cause and save the 30th of August for this event at Storey Hall RMIT University, Swanston Street, Melbourne, from 5.30pm to 10pm .
Coming to the event will also provide you with a chance to WIN one Garuda Indonesia ticket to Jakarta/Bali to experience the real Indonesia for yourself. Grab a ticket viaEventbriteor you could just give Harry (0431 612 757) or Felicia (0450 091 706) a call to order your ticket.
If you're interested in volunteering, give them a call. Image courtesy of Project O
Through an interactive gallery and art performances, you will be given a look into the treasures of Indonesia. There will be an opening act, plus a famous Indonesian jazz musician Barry Likumahuwa who will be performing at this charity event. Veronica Colondam, CEO and founder of YCAB (voted one of Forbes Top 10 Inspiring Women in Indonesia), will also be a guest speaker to raise awareness on how education plays an important role in society for Indonesian children. This promises to be a great night of entertainment with hosts from Indonesia Jebraw and Naya at the helm, while you take a cultural journey with the Opening Act and help educate the children at the same time.
Indonesian Jazz muso Barry Likumahuwa and CEO and founder of YCAB Veronica Colondam. Images courtesy of FC04deviantart.net & Forbes Indonesia.com
The 'O' in Project O represents the infinite loop of sharing. Like their motto 'Share to Learn, Learn to Share' they aim to provide sustainable funding for educational opportunities and school programs for struggling underprivileged children in Indonesia. This investment in the character and skills of young Indonesians who are the future ambassadors of Indonesia's art and culture paves the way for them to be the agent of change in their country. Their partner, YCAB, believe that 'every child has an equal right to live his or her life to its fullest and are here to love and to give each child hope and opportunity, which will enable them to be independent and to transform the world'. This Foundation has evolved into a group social enterprise and their focus is on empowering youth and to create measurable social change through education and economic empowerment.
Jebraw and Naya were chosen as hosts as their involvement with 'Jalan Jalan Men' (Street Men) reflects the same theme as Project O's A Night of Discoveries. They both promote the discovery of treasures of Indonesia. In Jalan Jalan Men, they collect and document places in the corners of Indonesia that may not have yet been discovered by the general populous and to bring it to the public through social media. Head on down to what promises to be an exciting and entertaining night.