As a way to welcome Eid-al-Fitr (which will fall on Sunday, 25 June 2017), Wadah Foundation decided to hold a one-day bazaar on Monday, June 20, 2017 at the Wadah Office in Jalan Penjernihan II No. 7, Benhil, Jakarta.
Pencak Silat or martial arts athletes of PKM Wadah Mutiara Abadi Yogyakarta, participated in the National Pencak Silat Championship called Yogyakarta Champions 1 on 18-19 March 2017.
Pos Pembinaan Terpadu (Posbindu) of PKM Wadah Al Hidayah and the Penjaringan Health Center, North Jakarta collaborated in the socialization program of early detection of cervical cancer using visual inspection with acetic acid (VIA) method on March 22, 2017.
With the support of the Wadah Foundation, 4 women from PKM Wadah Warabal - Mrs. Dede, Mrs. Lasiyem, Mrs. Ismulyana and Mrs. Adminah - participated in a sewing training course conducted by Hand Craft Gula Gula Community in December 2016 and January 2017 in Sawangan, Depok, West Java.
Currently the four women have started to apply their sewing knowledge and skills acquired from the training. They have since produced tissue cases, wallet, cangklong bags and carrying bags made from fabric.
To produce the items, PKM Wadah Warabal received 3 units of sewing machine donated by Wadah Foundation, Asuransi Astra and Good News From Indonesia (GNF). They also have got one unit press machine donated by Ibu Yuliani. Although demand for their products are not yet steady, orders have started to come in from local communities and even from companies such as Pertamina Patra Niaga.
The four women are aided by other women from the community in producing the items, by ironing and opening seams that are sewn incorrectly. (Kiswanti)
Wadah Foundation, which was officially founded on 25 January 2008, celebrated its 9th Anniversary on 24 January 2017 at Le Meridien Hotel Jakarta.
The anniversary celebration was attended by the Wadah “warriors” or volunteers from a number of Wadah communities in different parts of Indonesia.
Ibu Anie Hashim Djojohadikusomo, Patron and Chairperson of Wadah Foundation, accompanied by a number of Wadah team members, inaugurated the new building of PKMW Bosskid called the Rumah Singgah (multifunction house) for the children in Tepus village, Gunung Kidul, Yogyakarta on December 14, 2016.
The Yogyakarta Branch of the Indonesian Banks Association (Perbanas), which consists of 24 Banks, organized a one-day medical outreach activity to Wadah communities in Yogyakarta last October 11, 2016. The medical outreach program is a part of the Yogyakarta’s Perbanas corporate social responsibility program (CSR) was implemented in collaboration with the Wadah Yogyakarta Secretariat.
Ms. Raineldis Boleng Hayon known as "Ibu Oa," the coordinator of the Wadah Community Center or PKM Wadah in Kupang, East Nusa Tenggara (NTT) was invited by the Monash University in Australia to attend a training course on Empowering Women for Sustainable Development of Indonesia's Aquatic Living Resources from October 17, 2016 to 11 November 2016.
PKMW Kampung Beting Remaja in North Jakarta currently practices a new waste management program in cooperation with the Bank Sampah (Trash Bank) in various schools and districts.
On October 8, 2016, at the Große Orangerie Schloss Charlottenburg, almost 300 new faces graced the Wadah Foundation event. It was hosted by the Embassies of the Governments of India and Indonesia in Berlin, Germany.
East Java Christian Church (GKJW) in cooperation with Wadah Foundation sent 3 vicars (Galina Fendi Viaris C, Noven R Nataniel and Devina Widiningsih) to stay in a number of Wadah communities from 1 April 2016-28 May 2016 as part of the vicar program.
The Second Wadah Indonesia Youth Program (REWIN) with the theme of “building a struggling spirit of the Indonesian teens”, was officially opened by the Chairperson of Wadah Foundation, Retnaning Tyas, in Cisalak football field, Cisalak Hamlet, Arjasari Village on Wednesday, July 13, 2016.