on “Gema Natal” Event in 8 CitiesExpressing
gratitude for the birth of Jesus Christ, the Savior, teams from Area offices
held a series of the Sound of Christmas events themed "Terang Orang Benar
Bercahaya Gemilang" (The Light of the Righteous Shines Bright). They
invited guests from orphanages and senior citizen homes to share the joy of
Christmas at CIMB Niaga branches. A part of the Senior Management Walkabout,
management members of local offices took part in the bankwide initiative which
took place from January 11 to February 3, 2012.
bank symbolically handed a Rp 5-million donation to each of the social charity
organizations taking part in the celebrations.Below
is the list of orphanages and old-age homes CIMB Niaga made donations to:
Name of Foundation
Sound of Christmas
Yayasan Bhakti Luhur (Bhakti Luhur
Yayasan Bina Kasih (Bina Kasih Foundation)
Panti Werdha Perandan Padudan (Perandan
Padudan Senior Citizen Home)
Rumah Asuh Anak dan Lansia ”Griya Asih”
Lawang ("Griya Asih" Senior Citizen and Children's Home)
Yayasan Sosial Ibu Anfrida (Ibu Anfrida
Panti Asuhan Bhakti Luhur (Bhakti Luhur
Panti Tuna Netra Bartemeus (Bartemeus Home
for the Blind)
Yayasan Karya Murni (Karya Murni
It was hoped that events like this would help CIMB Niaga
employees share greater love with those who are less fortunate. Let us be the
light and salt for people around us.
Support for Flood Victims In Lebak, Banten
January 18, 2012.
People in Banten had to suffer from recent flooding, when Ciujung river
overflowed its banks and caused several areas in the regency of Serang along
the course of the stream to submerge in water 2-meter deep. With their homes inundated, people were
forced to take refuge and shelter on a section of the region's toll road. The
flood washed out as many as 12 districts in the area. Floods in the province of
Banten left Pandeglang, Lebak, Serang, Cilegon and Tangerang paralyzed. More
than 13,755 houses across 97 villages in 29 sub-districts were damaged.
In an effort to ease the hardship endured by local people
affected by the disaster, CIMB Niaga and Al-Azhar Peduli Ummat went to flooded
regions to set up integrated command posts and provide much-needed assistance
and emergency support. Items distributed to locals included food and water,
instant noodles, used but still wearable clothes, prayer mats and veils,
plastic sheets, blankets, medicines and sanitary kits. Tarps, nails and other
building materials were also supplied to families whose homes were damaged.
Hopefully the people of Banten would get back on their
feet in no time, and may they learn from the tragedy that it was sadly their
habit of disposing wastes to local streams that caused the flooding. A changed
culture and increased awareness among them would help solve the problem.
Educating Nursing Mothers in Pekanbaru
March 3-4, 2012.
Breast milk is food with the best nutritional values for babies at their early
stages of growth and development. Sadly, not all mothers with infants
understand the benefits of breast milk and many are not aware of the affects
and dangers of feeding bottled milk to babies.
In an initiative to educate people, particularly
residents of the city of Pekanbaru and its surrounding areas, on the issues,
CIMB Niaga and the Riau Chapter of ASI for Baby Community worked with the
association of breastfeeding mothers or Asosiasi Ibu Menyusui Indonesia (AIMI)
to organize educational courses on pre-natal and post-natal breastfeeding
preparations. Held at Cititel Hotel in Pekanbaru, the training presented Mia
Sutanto, SH, LLM (Lactation Counselor and Chairman of AIMI) and Farahdibha
Tenrilemba, SS (Lactation Counselor and Secretary General of AIMI).
The event aimed at supplying sufficient information on
the significant benefits of breast milk to parents and parents-to-be in a noble
cause of creating highly-qualified future generations. Happy breastfeeding!
Bekam Treatment at Griya CIMB Niaga Bintaro
On Monday, March 12, 2012, the Administrative Board of
CIMB Niaga's Al-Hikmah Mosque offered open and free health care service
applying BEKAM or glass-cupping and incision method of treatment for personnel
working at Griya CIMB Niaga, as part of the bank's internal Corporate Social
Responsibility health program.
A service initially provided by Al-Hikmah for 40 male
employees proved to be a hit with a total of 62 highly enthusiastic
health-seeking participants registered for the treatment. At the event wrap-up,
a public relation officer for the mosque administration, Chandra Heru Dimas,
awarded certificates to six (6) bekam treatment therapists. The event organizer
hoped to be able to schedule routine treatments. "A sound mind in a
Special Parking Spaces For People With
In line with its CSR strategy of showing care for others,
especially those with special needs or different abilities, in April 2012 CIMB
Niaga started to make available special parking spaces for people with
wheelchairs at its main branch offices in Menara CIMB Niaga in Karawaci and in
Griya CIMB Niaga in Bintaro, as well as in the Pondok Indah icon branch.
It is expected that with the provision of special parking
services stakeholders with special needs would enjoy better banking experience
with CIMB Niaga.
CIMB Niaga Launch Smart Parenting Club
June 15, 2012. It
is official: CIMB Niaga now has a Smart Parenting Club. The club allows
everyone at CIMB Niaga to maintain balanced life in order to promote a happy
and prosperous family. The company
realized that balance of life is the key to people's ability to successfully
embark on their daily journeys - the reason why CIMB Niaga set up the Smart
Parenting Club with a variety of monthly activities and events, including
seminars that represent credible speakers and resource persons who would talk
about many different subjects: child growth and development, family health,
financial solutions, cooking class and nutrition for children, pregnancy and
maternity, and other hot topics.
In conjunction with its opening, the club held a seminar
on women's health: "Early Detection of Breast Cancer and Identification
& Prevention of Cancer of the Cervix". The guest list included
Harjanto Tanuwidjaja, Human Resources Director; Harsya Denny Suryo, Head of
Corporate Affairs; Gatot Subagio, Corporate Communication Head; Ronggo Sadono,
Director of Mahaka Media Group (Magazine division); physicians from MMC Jakarta
and Hermina Bogor hospitals; and Nadya Mulya, a celebrity invited as guest
Ramadhan Bazaar and Sales Of Low-Priced Daily
July 25-28, 2012.
The holy month of Ramadhan has come. “Marhaban Ya Ramadhan”. CIMB Niaga and the
administrators of Menara CIMB Niaga and Al-Hikmah mosques worked hand-in-hand
to improve the quality of relationship between people by promoting social
communications. In an effort to realize this, Ramadhan bazaars were
simultaneously organized in Karawaci and Bintaro.
Both local people and employees in both areas warmly
welcomed the initiative and the opportunity to buy basic necessities at a cut
price. Bazaar participants included partners supported in the CIMB Community
Link program, corporate customers and CIMB Niaga employees. Various products
were offered: from food items and beverages, clothing articles to daily
necessities and second-hand yet useable items sold at a price tag of between Rp
1,000 and Rp 10,000. Used items for sale at a slashed price were donated by
CIMB Niaga employees under a social solidarity initiative to ensure that the
people in need could afford them. The organizing committee managed to make Rp
2,987,900 from the sale of used goods and Rp 9,900,000 from selling low-priced
basic commodities. All the money went to the account of CIMB Niaga Peduli
Ramadhan 1433H to be distributed to 10 orphanages in areas where CIMB Niaga
It is our hope that the donations would support the
beneficiaries and strengthen our faith and devotion to God the Almighty. And
may Ramadhan be the perfect time for us to turn ourselves to Allah SWT. Amen.
July 26 - August 10, 2012. "Give love
to orphaned children, feed them, caress their hair, and you will find that your
heart softened and your wish fulfilled" is
a reflection and a call for us all to always care for orphaned children. They
live in the world with no parents to provide them with food, teach them how to
lead their lives and protect them from the dangerous and tough world. Who else
but us would they rely on for love, food and an opportunity to live a perfect
CIMB Niaga firmly believes that they deserve our love and
care, and it is our duty to help them realize their dreams. CIMB Niaga's 2012
Safari Ramadhan came as a perfect opportunity to invite fatherless, motherless
and parentless children to join CIMB Niaga to share happiness in any tour run
in a number of regions in Indonesia: Jakarta, Bandung, Semarang, Surabaya,
Medan, Balikpapan and Banjarmasin. Every invited orphanage would receive a sum
of Rp 7,500,000 they could use for their operations.
The entire family of CIMB Niaga hoped to be able to share
kindness and positive experience through the tour series in getting closer
towards achieving the company's vision of becoming a trusted bank in Indonesia.
Supporting Flood Victims in Padang
August 4, 2012.
Torrential rain showers over the city of Padang in West Sumatra which started
on Tuesday, July 24, 2012, caused several rivers to overflow, destroying houses
and forcing locals to flee to safer places. As many as 7 districts were hit by
the flood and there were also reports that overflowing stream put residential
compounds in Mount Pangilun under water.
Many houses in the region were left buried in roof-high
muddy water. West Sumatera's Emergency Response Office reported 646 people
injured and 448 residential units flooded. Four CIMB Niaga employees and their
families were also affected by the disaster.
Working with Azhar Peduli Ummat, the bank donated basic
necessities worth Rp 25 million to help ease the suffering of the people.
Attending the distribution of flood relief support were Tellyana, Padang's
Branch Manager, and Djafri Baharuddin, Azhar Peduli Ummat's West Sumatera Area
Coordinator. A Ramadhan fast-breaking helped ease the suffering of the affected
Supporting Flood and Landslide Victims in
August 1, 2012. Immediately
after the Padang relief effort, CIMB Niaga initiated another emergency response
support for the victims of Ambon floods and landslide which occurred on
Wednesday, August 1, 2012. The city of Ambon was isolated for the whole day
following the disasters which took 10 lives and injured 5 others.
Water rose as high as the shoulder of an adult leaving
homes submerged and forcing people to take their family members and belongings
to areas untouched by water. Buildings affected by the floods included CIMB
Niaga's Ambon branch office. Assisting in the regional relief and recovery
efforts, CIMB Niaga donated food and water, hygiene kits, blankets or sarongs,
and set up a refugee care center where drinkable water was prepared and
distributed. The bank's assigned team also supplied tools -- shovels, hoes and
other cleaning items -- needed to remove ruins and wastes.
May these monstrous acts of God remind us all to get
closer to Allah SWT and be individuals who surrender to Him. Amen.
Assisting Fire Victims In Bivak
Under a philanthropic initiative, CIMB Niaga rushed a
team to assist fire victims in Jakarta. The incident started in Karet Bivak, a
densely-populated area in Central Jakarta, on Monday, August 6, 2012, at 7.45
p.m. Fire burned 480 houses down, leaving 565 families homeless. They now live
in shelters and open tents set up on locations, including the Karet Bivak
cemetery, close to where their homes once were. CIMB Niaga donated learning kits,
baby supplies and feminine hygiene products, and basic commodities.
The support initiative reflected CIMB Niaga's humanistic
approach to easing the burden of the fire victims. May they keep their faith
and spirit intact to help them get through the hardship and start a new life.
Sahur on The Road 2012
With Ramadhan comes the time to share and offer kindness,
and many CIMB Niaga employees used the momentum to take to the street on August
10, 2012, to relive the Sahur on the Road (SOTR) program.
Participants included CIMB Niaga personnel joining a
number of motorcycle clubs -- CBC (Consumer Bikers Community), TMC (Tower Motor
Club) and FSM (Forum Silaturahmi Messenger) -- under the auspice of the South
Jakarta Chapter of IKN (Ikatan Karyawan Niaga). This year's SOTR hit the
records for both the number of participants and the length of the convoy with 3
cars and 130 motorcycles.
Bikers made visits to several places -- Al-Hikmah
Orphanage and Fuqara Home in Sawangan; Al-Akhlaq Mushala in Kalimalang; and
Al-Amin Mushala in Tendean, South Jakarta. May the theme of SOTR 2012 --
Sharing with People for Closer Ties in the Blessed Month of Ramadhan -- be
Educational Aid for Kartini Temporary School
Every citizen has the right to education as stipulated in
Article 31 Paragraph 1 of the 1945 Constitution. Education makes up the
foundation of the nation, and helps the people to gain higher status.
Unfortunately, good education is not something that children of the Sekolah
Darurat Kartini (Kartini Temporary School), an establishment set up under
Ancol's Lodan Raya overpass, can fully enjoy.
Concerned with the school's operations, CIMB Niaga
donated uniforms and learning & teaching facilities including globe
replicas and Indonesian wall maps with a total value of Rp 22,000,000. All
donated items were symbolically handed to the twin behind the idea of Sekolah
Darurat Kartini: Ibu Sri Rosiati (Rossy) and Ibu Sri Irianingsih (Ryan), on
Monday, August 13, 2012, at an education expo organized by the Ministry of
Education and Culture.
CIMB Niaga expected that the donation would help Sekolah
Darurat Kartini to consistently support its students, all of them street
children, to allow them to experience decent education.
Emergency Earthquake Relief for People Of
Sigi, Central Sulawesi
August 22, 2012. An
earthquake with a magnitude of 6.2 on the Richter scale devastated the region
of Sigi in Central Sulawesi, causing thousands of people to lose their homes.
CIMB Niaga was quick in responding to the disaster, and
working with a partner organization, Program Kemanusiaan and Pemberdayaan Umat
(PKPU), it provided support for the victims. Delivering blankets, plastic sheets and basic necessities badly needed
by the people of Sigi,
PKPU volunteers had to miss happy moments with their
loved ones during the Lebaran holidays, but they were admittedly relieved
because they managed to deliver to those in need all articles entrusted to them
by donors, including CIMB Niaga. The support represented CIMB Niaga's
commitment to helping ease the hardship endured by those affected by natural
disasters in emergency relief efforts.
Sharing at Eid Al-Adha 1433 H Celebrations
Allahu Akbar... Allahu Akbar... Allahu
Akbar... The praise to Allah was repeatedly recited with the
butchering of sacrificial animals, as CIMB Niaga took part in the celebration
of Eid Al-Adha 1433H.
Part of the bank's annual programs, on October 26, 2012,
the purpose of the distribution of sacrificial animals was to promote ukhuwah
or muslim brotherhood between employees and local people living in CIMB Niaga's
areas of operation. Rituals under the year's program were performed in several
regions: Jakarta, Tangerang, Pekanbaru, Batam and Surabaya. CIMB Niaga donated
a total of Rp 127 million for the purchase of sacrificial animals. Packets of
meat were then distributed to various stakeholders: underprivileged communities
around the bank's operations, pesantrens, orphanages, hospitals, scavengers and
railroad-crossing gate keepers.
May the initiative continue to drive the personnel to
promote kindness and willingness to sacrifice for others in observance of their
FREE STITCHLESS CATARACT SURGERIES IN
As many as 20 underprivileged residents of Semarang were
listed for a stitchless cataract surgery arranged and sponsored by CIMB Niaga
on Monday, November 5, 2012, at Sultan Agung Islamic Hospital. More than just a
health recovery initiative, the surgery played a vital role in the effort to
get the beneficiaries out of poverty.
Most of the cataract patients were 'breadmaking'
husbands/fathers, and the eye condition was responsible for their poor
performance at work; some were totally incapable of doing any work. Support for the stitchless cataract surgery program was
presented in a special ceremony by CIMB Niaga's Central Java High-End
Commercial Banking operation. With a total of 20 patients treated, it might
seem small in number and on a national scale, but would certainly mean big for
the patients' families waiting at home.
Flood Relief Support for Mamasa, West
November 18, 2012. Working
closely with Al Azhar Peduli Umat, CIMB Niaga was quick to respond to flooding
in Mamasa, West Sulawesi, and provided support for the victims..
In the emergency relief and recovery efforts, Al Azhar
Peduli Umat partnered with a team of volunteers from a local social
organization, Sahabat Peduli Makassar, in helping distribute basic necessities,
kitchenware and building materials to 57 households..
Community Service - A Gift from the Heart to
Bhakti Luhur Foundation
In celebrating this year's Christmas, the association of
Christian employees or Persekutuan Doa Karyawan Kristiani (PDKK) at CIMB Niaga
Bintaro arranged for its members to provide a community service for Yayasan
Bhakti Luhur in Ciputat, South Tangerang, Banten, on Saturday, December 1,
2012. Bhakti Luhur is a social foundation that cares for and serves children
with special needs, both physically and mentally.
Some 200 children fostered by the organization,
accompanied by their teachers and ten PDKK Bintaro members, enjoyed the
celebration. They welcomed the visiting group with great love, and participated
in special activities organized by PDKK. Despite their physical and mental
handicaps, the children happily and enthusiastically choired beautiful songs, played
games and colored pre-printed drawings.
During the final session of the celebration, PDKK Bintaro
handed the foundation caretakers donated packages of basic commodities,
children's supplies (shirt, pants, undershirts, shoes and sandals), educational
materials, personal hygiene kits, and cutlery sets. They also donated 2
bicycles, 1 gas stove, 1 countertop water dispenser, electric irons and cooling
fans to facilitate the children's home daily operations run by highly-devoted
nuns. Financial assistance was also awarded, with the money collected in a
fund-raising initiative from members of the Association (PDKK Bintaro Griya
CIMB Niaga 1 & 2) amounting to Rp 9,000,000.
CIMB Niaga Arranges Blood Donation Drive
December 6, 2012. Fear,
anxiety, pain, pounding heartbeat: these are what first-time blood donor
candidates experienced. But once they had their turns, they would come home
feeling relieved and proud of being able to save lives of others who need
blood. And they now know other benefits of being regular donors: reduced risks
of heart attack, diabetes and other serious health conditions.
For the celebration of Christmas, CIMB Niaga held another
"CIMB Niaga Peduli Sesama" blood donation drive. Simultaneously run
at CIMB Niaga Bintaro and Menara CIMB Niaga Karawaci, both events were welcome
by CIMB Niaga employees and local communities alike with enthusiasm.
Local community members were also seen at the locations
making their contributions. From 9.30 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Indonesian Red Cross
Tangerang and Serang teams managed to collect 253 bags of blood in Bintaro and
187 at Karawaci office. Ms. L. Wulan Tumbelaka, Compliance, Corporate Affairs
& Legal Director, was seen giving support and encouragement to
participating donors at the venues.
For this year's drive, Yayasan KEHATI, a partner of CIMB
Niaga Community Link, extended information on healthy lifestyle and ways to
achieve this, including by consuming organic products. Booths were set up at
the blood drive locations where people could buy organic rice and flour, fruit
and vegetables, as well as processed food made from locally-sourced ingredients
and bakpaws (Chinese steamed-bun) cooked with natural colorings.