Success Story

The 1O1 Jakarta Sedayu Dharmawangsa - Instead of opening a vacancy with a predetermined position, The 1O1 Jakarta Sedayu Dharmawangsa decided to do a role creation, which is to create a work position based on the ability of the candidate. This hotel puts forward the initiative in working, which is also accompanied by the ability of employees to follow the directions of the company.

After going through a rigorous work selection, The 1O1 Jakarta Sedayu Dharmawangsa employed Sifa Putri Maharani (Deaf) because of her intelligence and enthusiasm. Sifa was employed as a Daily Worker in the Pastry Department. This position was made in accordance with Sifa's background in the Pastry field at the Vocational School and his internship experience in a bakery.

The opportunity to work in a job that suits his background helped Sifa apply her knowledge and develop her abilities in the Culinary Arts field. "I am grateful for the opportunity

and I hope more companies will provide opportunities for us deaf people,

Ryusei Ouchi, a blind person, practices skateboarding at a skatepark in Tokorozawa, north of Tokyo, Japan, on December 13, 2019. Ouchi was born with perfect vision. His vision then declined since the age of seven and is now almost completely blind.

Ryusei Ouchi, a blind person, practices skateboarding at a skatepark in Tokorozawa, north of Tokyo, Japan, on December 13, 2019. Ouchi was born with perfect vision. His vision then declined since the age of seven and is now almost completely blind.

Ouchi needed some time to get used to the skatepark layout. But after having a pretty good picture, he can do more tricks.

Skateboarding will appear as a new sport at the Tokyo Olympics next year, but not at the Paralympics. Ouchi also hopes someday skateboarding will also be contested at the Paralympics.

These five blind people are aware of their shortcomings. But the situation did not make them stop fighting, sharing, and educating others.

Vision does not belong to Marilyn Lievani, Lindawati Agustin Kwa, Ricky Darmawan, Eti Saragih, and Sri Melati. But the enthusiasm of these five blind people to "light the way" of people with multiple disabilities really amazes.

The five are managers and lecturers at the Dwituna Harapan Baru Education Foundation. This small school is located in a modest house painted in light blue on Jalan KL Yos Sudarso No. 84C, Neighborhood XI, Glugur City, West Medan, Medan, North Sumatra.

The school building is between a row of terraced tenements in the hallway. There is a white-framed signboard that reads the name of the foundation complete with administrative numbers and addresses, just above the door of the house, which indicates the place is an educational institution. The shoe rack box placed outside also shows many who came there.

This school specifically educates children with Multiple Disability with Visual Impairment (MDVI), those who have visual impairments accompanied by other obstacles, both hearing, intellectual, physical, emotional, and so on. In short, the students have multiple disabilities.

"So in ordinary schools or in special schools he is not accepted but in Harapan Baru we try to provide proper education for them," Marilyn said.