Annika Linder Center Deal Share Impact Trip Report

Author

Joy Teo Joy Teo

Date

February 28, 2020

4 min read

Social Purpose Organisation Details

Annika Linden Center (ALC) serves as a one stop shop services offering a holistic concept for person with disabilities (PWDs) in Bali. As part of the AVPN SEA summit agenda, the Deal Share team curated an impact visit for delegates to visit 3 ALC supported Social Purpose Organizations (SPOs) – Puspadi Bali , Yayasan Peduli Kemanusiaan (YPK), and D’network.

While Puspadi Bali specializes in providing quality mobility aids for PWDs, YPK Bali provides rehabilitation, therapy and education services. With these support. PWDs are better able to be connected to jobs opportunities by DNetwork, a platform that connects job seekers with physical disabilities to employers while offering professional services to create a more inclusive workplace.

Impact Trip Overview

19 delegates consisting of corporate foundations, grant makers, family office, intermediaries, social enterprises were taken on a guided visit around ALC to learn about the SPOs work, and hear first-hand from clients of the SPOs.

At Puspadi Bali workshops, the SPO showcased how prosthetic and mobility aids, wheel chair fittings were produced at a significantly lower cost through their partnership with the Jakarta School of Prosthetics & Orthotics. Puspadi Bali is currently the only lab in Bali offering prosthetic legs free-of-charge to those in need. One of Puspadi Bali’s clients, Putu, shared about her heart-warming story of how she regained mobility with the support of Puspadi Bali after a cruel act of domestic violence.

Delegates also had the opportunity to engage in an interactive activity with the children of YPK Bali in making the Penjor for the Galungan Balinese ceremony, as well as a guided visit the musical and gardening therapy that the clients participate in. Through the integrated support system of YPK Bali’s, ranging from educational to rehabilitation & healthcare services, YPK Bali has transformed the lives of 52,750 clients across Indonesia.

The session ended off with a presentation by D’network who shared about how their online platform connects PWDs to job opportunities. While the national policy has mandated for organizations in Indonesia to employ at least 1% of PWDs as employees, these has not been enforced strictly and D’network has been working closely with corporates and businesses to bridge this gap.

Key Takeaways

  • The cultural stigma that having a disability in Bali is caused by bad karma is deeply entrenched within the community, resulting in loss of jobs opportunities and social inclusion for PWDs. It is thus pertinent for SPOs to actively work with businesses and the community to overcome these discriminations and assumptions.
  • While the SPOs had attained huge success in reaching the underserved PWDs in Bali, they all cited common challenges around fundraising and developing strategic partnerships with international partners for their growth plans.
  • Going forward, the SPOs are developing a financially sustainable model through exploring developing a social enterprise arm and monetizing related services. They hope to form more collaborative partnerships with funders and resource providers to support this.
  • Potential ways of collaboration include
    • Supporting the SPOs with funding and partnership through CSR Programme
    • Providing the SPOs with technological educational products
    • Supporting similar SPOs working with PWDs in other countries

“I want to see the opportunity to create a collaboration with the SPOs as I work in a private family business and the company would like to involve more in social impact investment with our CSR programme”


About Author
Joy Teo
Joy Teo AVPN

Joy is part of the Deal Share team at AVPN. As part of the team to bridge supply and demand, she works closely with for profit social enterprises and NGOs in the region to enable syaftegic collaboration between funders, resource providers with Social Purpose Organizations to scale their impact.

Prior to joining AVPN, Joy was part of the corporate finance team at Impact Investment Exchange (IIX), where she was involved in providing capacity-building support to social enterprises in the region while connecting them to impact investors on IIX's private placement platform. Previously, she had also worked with National Volunteer Philanthropy Centre (NVPC) where she completed a Field Service research report on the topic of Philanthropy in Singapore as part of her Honours programme in NUS.Through her regular volunteering experiences, she has developed a keen interest in the development sector and is passionate about contributing to the creation of a collaborative ecosystem in the social investment sector.

Joy graduated from the National University of Singapore (NUS) with a Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours) degree, majoring in Finance.

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