Living the Red Nose Dream

Foundation opens North Jakarta Community Center for Children

By Gilang Ardana and Tellisa Ramadhani
Tuesday, November 29, 2016

One year ago, in an interview with AmCham Indonesia, Dan Roberts, Executive Director and founder of the Red Nose Foundation, shared his plan to build a community center for the organization’s operations in Cilincing in North Jakarta. Today, that dream is a reality.

The foundation officially opened the North Jakarta Community Center for Children (NJCCC) on Nov. 21, 2016. The realization of the long-sought two-story building was made possible by the generous support of the foundation’s partners and sponsors. The community center, located in Kali Baru, Cilincing, has four classrooms, a computer lab and a library.

“It is like a dream,” said Dan at the opening ceremony.

He spoke about his personal journey with Red Nose and how the foundation finally realized its long-term goal to have a community center. Dan, who will soon be leaving his post to return to the US, said the opening of the NJCC was a great closing for him after his nine-years with the foundation he started.

The event was attended by local government officials, corporate partners and sponsors of Red Nose and NJCCC, as well as the full Red Nose team, including new Executive Director Matthew Tyne.

During the event, groups of boys and girls from the foundation performed a series of circus activities, and spoke of how happy they were to have a new building so they can learn even more.

To read AmCham’s previous interview with Dan, click here.

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