The Jakarta Post
Garuda Indonesia is offering an opportunity for four children with down syndrome to learn about working in the hospitality and service industry. (Shutterstock.com/e X p o s e)
As a part of its corporate social responsibility program, national flag carrier Garuda Indonesia has organized a job training program for special needs children.
Cooperating with the Indonesian Down Syndrome Society (ISDI) and the Parents of Children with Down Syndrome Association (Potads), Garuda is giving four children with down syndrome the opportunity to learn about working in the hospitality and service industry through the training.
Garuda Indonesia president director Ari Askhara said the training would be tailored to needs of the participants.
“We believe that everyone has the right to develop themselves,” Ari said in a written statement received by The Jakarta Post on Tuesday.
Ari said he hoped the activity would inspire other companies to empower people with disabilities.
“By giving them the same opportunities as other people, they will be able to increase their productivity, which in turn can enhance their spirit,” Ari said. (dpk/kes)
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