Isuzu Indonesia hopes to 'pick up' more support for children
Bandung, 19 December 2011. Vulnerable Indonesian children should get more help thanks to the loan of a custom designed double-cabin D-Max pick-up truck by PT Isuzu Astra Motor Indonesia to UNICEF. Following a special handover ceremony in Bandung today, the pick-up will support fundraising efforts by UNICEF with residents of Jakarta and surrounding areas.
From January 2012 the vehicle, with its distinctive design of children’s faces from around the archipelago, will be highly visible in the greater Jakarta area.
“Isuzu Indonesia works in various corporate social responsibility programmes that help communities prosper and flourish. We believe in the good work of UNICEF and have been supporting this credible organization since 2002. To mark the tenth anniversary of our relationship, IAMI is delighted to hand over a D-Max to UNICEF, with the hope that more people will support the most vulnerable Indonesian children on their journey through childhood,” announced Yohannes Nangoi, President Director of IAMI.
“UNICEF is honoured to be supported by Isuzu Indonesia through this partnership. The vehicle will be used as part of our public fundraising efforts, encouraging people to support our mission, and ultimately help bring care and support to the most unreached children and women,” said Angela Kearney, UNICEF Representative in Indonesia. “This is a fine example of what the private sector and UNICEF can do together to address the many challenges still faced by children.”
UNICEF undertakes a wide range of fundraising activities in Indonesia, mainly to support programmes for Indonesian children in areas such as health, nutrition, education, water and sanitation, youth development and child protection. The contributions from local donors help millions of vulnerable Indonesian children every year.
The vehicle was symbolically handed over today from Mr. Yohannes Nangoi, Presiden Director of PT. Isuzu Astra Motor Indonesia to Mr. Edward Carwardine, UNICEF Chief of Communication, Resource Mobilisations and Partnerships. The hand over was witnessed by Mr. Ryozo Tsui, Executive Vice President and Director of Isuzu Motor, Ltd. Japan.