To commemorate the National Batik Day, on October 2021, PT Serasi Autoraya (SERA), the private tutoring edutech platform ngeLESin, and Harry Budi as the owner of Rumah Batik Palbatu invited people with disabilities to learn about how to make batik.
Batik is one of Indonesia’s national heritage that has been recognized since the start of the 19th century. At that time, there was only one type of batik based on the way to make it, namely the written batik (batik tulis).
Yudas Tadeus, the Director in Charge of SERA’s CSR program, said that he was happy to be able to participate in conserving Indonesia’s cultural heritage as well as introducing written batik to people with disabilities.
“This involvement is one of SERA’s commitment to making sustainable social contributions in the economic empowerment of the community. It is hoped that this activity can serve as a positive contribution that can inspire people with disabilities to conserve batik,” said Yudas Tadeus, Saturday (2/10).
Anthonius, the founder of ngeLESin, said that he was glad to be chosen by SERA to participate in the activity.
“ngeLESin is proud to be given this chance to share the joy with Indonesians, as we are able to participate in a useful activity and contribute positively to support the National Batik Day. The people do not have to pay for this activity, all fees are fully borne by SERA'’s CSR program,” said Anthonius.
The theme of the activity is “be a winner and create something”. After attending the written batik class, people with disabilities are expected to continue creating something and conserve written batik in Indonesia.