WADAH Titian Harapan is aN INTERNATIONAL, Jakarta-based foundation established "FROM women, BY THE COMMUNITY, for all." It grew out of a need to help mothers in need OF help themselves and create a better future for their families and their communities.

 

ABOUT US

Wadah Titian Harapan is an international Jakarta-based foundation established "From women, By the community, For all." It grew out of a need to bring hope to people by helping them help themselves and share a better future for their families and their community. Wadah was founded in 2008 to specifically address the special needs of women as they participate in social, educational, community and cultural activities. WADAH, in the Indonesian language, refers literally to a “place” but WADAH Titian Harapan embraces a broader meaning that encompasses not only the sense and spirit of place, but the home and the community where one belongs. Wadah Foundation was established as an extension of the ARSARI Djojohadikusumo Foundation (used to be known as the Hashim Djojohadikusumo Family Foundation or YKHD), which exemplifies Ibu Anie’s concern in helping grassroots communities of Indonesia by focusing on character building and empowering human resource.

WADAH from the onset is an acronym derived from Wanita dan Harapan or Women and Hope; Titian Harapan, “a Bridge of Hope”. As the organization, its scope, its experiences and scale grew, it soon became clear that WADAH was driven by a much greater, much wider force and more meaningful purpose – that is, the people in the communities that it embraces and serve.  Thus, WADAH now stands for Warga dengan Harapan or “People in the communities with Hope”.

Operating at marginalized and underprivileged levels in the society, WADAH supports Indonesian people by offering the opportunity to manage their lives beyond family survival, lifting them out of the spiral of illiteracy and poverty.  WADAH’s support extends to initiatives that revive endangered traditional arts and artisan communities to ensure sustainability of their arts and crafts. 

In 2014, Wadah spread its wings internationally, which saw the launching of Philippines Wanita Dan Harapan, Inc. and Pertubuhan Wadah Malaysia dan Selangor in the Philippines and Malaysia, respectively.

On February 2016, Wadah Foundation created the Wadah International Committee (WIC) which serves as the public relations and international marketing arm of the Foundation. Mrs. Neeru Singh and Mr. Alfredo Torno III, were named Chairperson and Co-Chairperson, respectively. In July 2016, Wadah India was officially registered in New Delhi, India, where the WIC will also set-up its hub and office.

On July 26, 2016, Wadah Titian Harapan Foundation was granted a Special Consultative Status by United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).

 


ABOUT THE FOUNDER

Mrs Anie Harjati Djojohadikusumo is the founder and President of Wadah Titian Harapan Foundation, an Indonesia -based international foundation established by women for women and their families. 

WADAH from the onset is an acronym derived from Wanita dan Harapan or Women and Hope; Titian Harapan, “a Bridge of Hope”.  As the organization, its scope, its experiences and scale grew, it soon became clear that WADAH was driven by a much greater, much wider force and more meaningful purpose – that is, the people in the communities that it embrace and serve.  Thus, WADAH now stands for Warga dengan Harapan or “People in the communities with Hope”.

Wadah Foundation grew out of a need to bring hope to people by helping them help themselves and share a better future for their families and their community.  Wadah was founded in 2008 to specifically address the special needs of women as they participate in social, educational, community and cultural activities.

WADAH stands by its vision “Empowerment, education, economic self-sufficiency for all.” To achieve aforesaid vision it is guided by its mission, “To enable impact leaders- men and women – to bring hope, care, change to their communities to achieve millennium development goals.”

Operating at impoverished and underprivileged levels in the society, WADAH supports Indonesian women and their children by offering the opportunity to manage their lives beyond family survival, lifting them out of the spiral of illiteracy and poverty. 

To date, Wadah has and continuously supports thousands of underprivileged children from communities directly being assisted by Wadah as well as partner organizations within and outside of Indonesia i.e., the Philippines, Nepal, India and Africa.

In 2016, through the leadership of Mrs. Djojohadikusumo, Wadah Foundation has been given a Special Consultative Status at the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).


 

OUR VISION

Envisages an empowered and dignified individuals and communities

 

OUR MISSION

Empowering individuals and communities by utilizing a holistic blend of education, health, infrastructure, and community and
economic development programs

 

ORGANIZATIONAL OBJECTIVES

  • Identify and nurture untapped potentials of individuals and communities customized to their unique needs so they too become agents of change.

  • Develop reliable, trusted and trained community coordinators who ensure the efficient and effective use of resources

  • Establish partnerships with parties and/or organizations with the similar objectives

  • Provide continuous monitoring and guidance


OUR VALUES

  • Godliness

  • Honesty and Sincerity

  • Inclusive

  • Humility

  • Unity

  • Diversity


OUR FOCUS

With the community growth in mind, WADAH conducts various programs and activities in its supported communities. 

  • Education

  • Health

  • Community Development

  • Social & Humanitarian Program

  • Training & Development


WHAT MAKES WADAH "UNIQUE"?

Wadah Foundation:

  • CARES

    • Its guiding principle of Caring in Sharing and Giving
    • It advocates values that uphold the dignity of the human being
    • It respects local culture and traditions
       
  • LISTENS

    • It is consultative, collaborative, inclusive
    • It does not impose its agenda of change, instead,
    • It engages the community, its leaders, its stakeholders, its beneficiaries
       
  • —Inspires

    • It seeks to bring out the best in the individual (it identifies individuals who are already doing good to become great)

    • It develops role models, who lead, not by word, but by deed and by example

  • —Stays

    • —It is not “project”-minded

    • —It is focused on sustainability

—100% of donations and sponsorshipS
are received and enjoyed by its beneficiaries