"Increasing children's capacity to learn"
Yayasan Kinar Pustaka or KINAR PUSTAKA FOUNDATION is a non profit organization founded by Miriam ‘Wiwied’ Subowo in 2001, her mission is to help increasing the learning capacity of children in Indonesia. The foundation started it’s activities back in 2001 with the first school renovation in Bintaro Southern suburb of Jakarta. It all started with a newspaper article from KOMPAS Newspaper reporting that a roof has collapsed in one SDN in Bintaro due to heavy rain. Through her initial Foundation called Yayasan Padi Pratama, Wiwied started with one class room renovation at that time, to help the 6th graders take their final exams more comfortably. Then she followed with mini library, books donation, toilet renovation and school sports facility. In 2003 the foundation had supported a portfolio of 10 Public primary schools / Sekolah Dasar Negeri (SDN) and at the same year a sister foundation was created called Yayasan Kinar Pustaka or KINAR PUSTAKA FOUNDATION.
In 2018, through various partnership programs Kinar Pustaka Foundation has built over 120 libraries, renovated class rooms, renovated & built school toilets & sports facilities also various motivational programs such as best students rewards (school bags & books). The team raised fund for a number disaster relief programs in Aceh, Padang and Bantul Central Java. The Foundation has also built a technical school, supported a basketball team program, and developed an organic rice farm program in Bali.
Since 2010 the Foundation has worked in partnership with AUSCI (Alumni USC Indonesia Foundation), WIJABA (World Is Just A Book Away Foundation) founded by USC Professor. James Owens, Philippine Ambassadors and the Philippine Embassy, Philippine Women Association, Bramadi Capital, and many individual sponsors to build over 120 libraries throughout Indonesia.
In 2008 Kinar Pustaka Foundation also supported SOKOLA (Jungle school Program) a program founded by Mrs Butet Manurung and Mrs Dipta ‘Indit’ Anindita to help their program sustainability and to build a seaweed processing technical school in Wailago island NTT Eastern Indonesia.
In 2011 Kinar Pustaka Foundation supported UNJ (Universitas Nasional Jakarta) U19 Divison Basketball team, and In the same year established Fielders Basketball Indonesia Team to accommodate under-privileged children in Rawamangun area East Jakarta. Today, Fielders Basketball Team has won a number of Regional championships.
In 2012 Kinar Pustaka Foundation developed Bali Organic Rice in Tabanan Bali in partnership with Bali Organic Association (BOA) under supervision of Ibu. Ni Luh Kartini, Professor Soil Processing at University of Udayana Bali.
In 2019 Wiwied opened the 122nd, 123rd & 124th Libraries at SDN Jurangmangu Timur 03, SDN Jurangmangu Timur 01 & SDN Pondok Ranji 02 South Tangerang, sponsored by Singapore Olympian swimmer Mr. Desmond Koh and his environmental activist wife Mrs. Nadya Hutagalung.