Nordic Club Jakarta visited ‘Then trash became Ffrash’ project

Photo: Nordic Club Jakarta

On April 30, 2019, Nordic Club Jakarta paid a visit to Kampus Diakoneia Modern (KDM), a non-profit organization assisting street and marginalized children, to learn more about Ffrash, the project aiming to turn trash into treasure.

Established in 1972, KDM intends to support and fullfil rights and protection for underprivilledged children especially those who live and work on the street of Indonesia. More than 45 years that KDM has been providing the children with several services consisting rescue, advocacy, dormitory, and alternative education.

One of the most creative, educational and useful programs launched by KDM is ‘Ffrash’ which was founded in December 2012. ‘Then trash became Ffrash’ is the the best definition to describe the idea behind the project. ‘Ffrash’ aspires to teach former street children in Indonesia how to make furniture and interior products from trash. And when the products are complete, it will be sold under the brand name ‘Ffrash’, a combination of Trash and Fresh.

Photo: Nordic Club Jakarta

According to Nordic Club Jakata, “Ffrash’ believes that every child deserves the right to a sustainable future in a clean environment. With this vision, they created an opportunity for the street children to become skilled workers who can turn trash in beautiful design products.”

During the visit, Nordic Club’s members were informed by KDM’s representative about KDM’s work, both in the school and the glass workshop as well as ‘Ffrash’ preject where one of Nordic Club’s members Mari EB is a volunteer.

Photo: Nordic Club Jakarta

“We would like to thank Mari EB for an interesting, fun and rewarding morning. Many new insights and eye-openers,” Nordic Club wrote on their website.

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