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Matamata Ep.03

June 8, 2015

Kembali lagi di episode terbaru Matamata!

Kali ini kamu berkunjung ke Panti Asuhan yang terletak di kawasan Bojong, Jakarta Barat. Panti ini bernama Yayasan Kasih Mulia Sejati. Untuk informasi lebih lanjut mengenai panti ini kamu bisa berkunjung ke www.kasihmuliasejati.org.

Matamata Ep.03 juga sedikit berbeda karena kali ini kami ditemani oleh teman baik, blogger dan reviewer pertama kami, Leony Halim dari leonyleony.blogspot.com. In fact, Leony adalah orang yang merekomendasikan panti ini kepada team Wakatobi. Asal muasalnya panti ini berada di bawah naungan gereja dimana Leony & keluarga beribadah, letak bangunannya juga bersebelahan. Tetapi setelah wawancara singkat dengan Suster Kepala Panti, ternyata panti ini adalah milik perorangan. Dan hebatnya lagi, mereka sudah self-sufficient berkat donor-donor yang berbaik hati menyumbangkan waktu, materi atau talenta mereka. Yeay!

Hal itu dilihat oleh mata kepala kami sendiri. Sewaktu kami tiba, sekelompok anak-anak dari Universitas Prasetya Mulya (yang kebetulan adalah almamater 4 Co-Founders Wakatobi Eyewear…ehmm..) sedang memberikan les pelajaran kepada anak-anak panti. Dan sewaktu kami berpamit, ada juga perwakilan dari perusahaan “A” yang sedang menyumbangkan mesin cuci dan kulkas. Pantinya pun terlihat bersih dan sangat terawat. Hebat.

Prosesi kunjungan pertama dilakukan seperti biasa: perkenalan & pemeriksaan mata. Kami terkesan sekali dengan anak-anak di panti ini yang ramah, friendly, dan terlihat senang melihat team Wakatobi datang. Bahkan kami sampai mengingat sebagian dari mereka. Seperti Andro, bocah dari Kupang yang gemar sepak bola. Atau Steve, top student di kelasnya. Atau Fani, gadis ABG yang supel.

Ada fakta menarik dari hasil pemeriksaan mata: kami berasumsi bahwa panti yang bersih terawat dengan anak-anaknya yang juga terlihat sehat akan membuat mata mereka sehat juga. Tetapi kami salah: justru kebanyakan dari anak-anak ini mempunyai kerusakan mata yang bisa dibilang cukup parah, apalagi jika tidak ditanggulangi cepat. Mungkin aktivitas mereka seperti belajar atau komputer yang merusak mata mereka.

Berikut adalah foto-foto dari kegiatan sesi pertama:

CFO Eumir Bethbeder in action

CFO Eumir Bethbeder in action

CEO Edmund Carulli dengan refraksi mata

CEO Edmund Carulli dengan refraksi mata 

Sekitar 20 hari kemudian, kami kembali ke lokasi untuk pembagian kacamata yang sudah jadi diproses. Kali ini Leony juga turut hadir dan ikut membagikan goodie bag untuk anak-anak Panti. Niat banget ya?

Setelah wawancara singkat dan prosesi pembagian kacamata kepada anak-anak, kami pun berpamit pulang kepada mereka.

Finally, kami senang sekali atas kesempatan ini dan kami berharap kegiatan ini bisa menunjang kesehatan mata anak-anak (dan juga para pengurus) disana. Akhir kata, seperti yang juga kami katakan berulang-ulang kepada mereka: KACAMATANYA HARUS DIPAKAI YA!

W for Wakatobi!

W for Wakatobi!

CEO Edmund Carulli & blogger Leony Halim

CEO Edmund Carulli & blogger Leony Halim

BDM/Photographer Doddy Nugraha

BDM/Photographer Doddy Nugraha

Jessica Mulyadi from Team Wakatobi!

Jessica Mulyadi from Team Wakatobi!

CMO Mario Pattan, CFO Eumir Bethbeder & blogger Leony Halim

CMO Mario Pattan, CFO Eumir Bethbeder & blogger Leony Halim

team Wakatobi & suster kepala

team Wakatobi & suster kepala

Up next:

Matamata Ep.04: July 11th – Regina Pacis Bogor (Alumni Edition!)

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MATAMATA EP.02

April 9, 2015

Kali ini Wakatobi Eyewear berkesempatan untuk memberikan bantuan kacamata kepada para pekerja keramba terapung lepas pantai di Lampung. Bantuan kacamata ini bertujuan untuk melengkapi para pekerja dengan kacamata anti UV. Hal ini kami rasa diperlukan mengingat pada kesehariannya, para pekerja keramba terpapar sinar matahari yang berbahaya bagi mata mereka.

Sinar UV terbagi menjadi tiga tingkatan yaitu UV-A, UV-B, UV-C, UV-A dan UV-B harus dihindari karena mampu merusak jaringan mata. UV-A dapat merusak saraf pusat penglihatan dan makula, yaitu bagian dari retina yang terletak di bagian belakang mata. Sedangkan UV-B dapat merusak bagian kornea dan lensa. Dengan adanya kacamata ini membantu melindungi mata para pekerja dari sinar UV.

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Mereka adalah pekerja di keramba terapung lepas pantai, pekerjaan sehari-hari mereka dimulai dari memberi makan ikan sebanyak 3-6 kali sehari, memandikan dan merawat ikan serta membersihkan jaring-jaring ikan.  Mereka terpapar langsung sinar matahari sekitar 4-5 jam sehari karena kondisi medan kerja yang hanya beratapkan langit biru, jika tidak sedang berteduh di pondokan terapung. Oleh karena itu, kami merasa pentingnya perlindungan untuk mata mereka dari radiasi langsung sinar UV.

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 Factsheet Matamata Ep.02:

Venue: Keramba terapung lepas pantai Lampung, Sumatera Selatan

Date: Week 2 of March 2015

Target: Anti-UV400  sunglasses for fishermen

UP NEXT:

Ep.03: Panti Kasih Mulia Sejati (www.kasihmuliasejati.org) – April 25tjh, 2015

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Matamata Ep.01

March 15, 2015

The honor of inaugural Matamata program went to *drumroll* Asrama Yatim Mizan Amanah, Bogor! *fireworks exploding*

Why them?

Well, the reason is simple: we drove past the place everyday, and they have this huge billboard that almost says “hey, we are here!”

You just can’t ignore them.

A little background about the organisation:

Mizan Amanah is a non-profit organisation which serve orphans & economically-challenged children. They provide housing, scholarship and of course, free meal 3x a day. They even go the extra mile by providing after-school teaching for homework and religious education. Currently, there are 20 houses which located in Jabodetabek, Jawa Tengah, Jawa Timur, and Kalimantan. The age of the children is ranging from infant to 18 years old. In our case, the house serves to primary school children only.

We started with eye examination on the first visit with help from our partner Vision Optik. Based on earlier info, we will be performing examination to 21 children & 8 adults. The cutoff for giveaways is to the power of -075.

The kids looked happy and well maintained . The boys were playing football and the girls were having lunch when we came in. It was just about the right time: leisure time. The whole process was straight forward & we wrapped up in roughly 2 hour time. We took group photos &  bid our goodbye, see you again soon. (See pics below)

The results from the exam were far from bad. Generally, their eyes are healthy with an exception of one child & one staff. However, they are still treatable nonetheless. None of them have worn prescription glasses before, but now some of them must.

Three weeks after, we came back for the delivery. The kids still remembered us to our surprise. They look excited in anticipation of their new glasses. We distributed them one by one as you can see in the photos (below). In the end, we also did a short interview with the staffs which you can watch in this video clip:

Priceless is the expression on the children’s faces. And we know that it is not only because of the material gift. Rather, it is the feeling that they know that somebody cares for them. For that reason, we will continue to commit to this program. We know that even little by little, each of us can make a difference. So, feel free to recommend us any target recipient for Matamata that you deemed fit the program.

Anyways, here are some of the BTS:

W for Wakatobi!

W for Wakatobi!

Mr Edmund Carulli, CEO Wakatobi Eyewear assisting the examination

Mr Edmund Carulli, CEO Wakatobi Eyewear assisting the examination

Staff of our partner Vision Optik

Staff of our partner Vision Optik performing eye exam

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Mr Eumir Bethbeder, CFO Wakatobi Eyewer with Mr Ali, pengurus Mizan Amanah

Mr Eumir Bethbeder, CFO Wakatobi Eyewer with Mr Ali, staff Mizan Amanah

Mr Mario Pattan, CMO Wakatobi Eyewear with Mr Yaya, head of Mizan Amanah Bogor

Mr Mario Pattan, CMO Wakatobi Eyewear with Mr Yiyi, head of Mizan Amanah Bogor

Our new glasses, finally yeay!

Our new glasses, finally yeay!

Fact Sheet Matamata Ep.01:

Venue : Asrama Yatim Mizan Amanah, Sukasari, Bogor , Jawa Barat, Indonesia (www.mizanamanah.org)

Date: 12/2/15 (eye examination), 13/3/15 (delivery)

Target: primary school children (orphans)

Partner: Vision Optik (www.visionoptik.co.id)

Up next:

Ep.02: fishermen in Bandar Lampung sea – week 3 of March 2015

Ep.03: Panti Kasih Mulia Sejati, Jakarta – April 25th 2015

 

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How MATAMATA works

November 14, 2014
MATAMATA mechanism

MATAMATA mechanism

Buy One Give One. Always. 

So, here is how MATAMATA program works:

Step 1: We collect your orders, write down the number of pairs sold and save it in our file. Every pair sold will be in 1:1 ratio with what will be donated.

Step 2: We wait until certain bulk quantity deemed sufficient for donation.

For example – Primary school A has 500 students who complaint about eyesight problems, and most of them don’t have the initiative to wear corrective (glasses). In this case, 500 pair of Wakatobi frames sold is the magic number to activate MATAMATA.

Another example – Or, we could go with much less. When we encounter a special case such as Mr. Maruf’s, we won’t hesitate to run MATAMATA to individuals. Without having to wait to certain quantities. What matters are these people get access to a better eye care service.

Step 3: We collaborate with our trusted partner in optical business to execute MATAMATA. Our partner will perform eye examination to target recipients and transfer the prescription to us. We will take it from there.

Step 4: We process the optical frames donated BY YOU. Please note that these frames would not be the same product as the one you bought. They may not be as fashionable, but they will surely serve the purpose.

Step 5: We distribute the finished products together at one time. Along with necessary documentation.

Then we go back to Step 1.

 

And so on.

 

Have a blast weekend,

Team Wakatobi

 

Matamata

What is MATAMATA?

November 7, 2014

MATAMATA is a sub-program of Wakatobi project which focuses on our commitment in supporting the eyecare industry.

Everytime you buy a pair from us, we will donate another pair to the people in need.

Because simply, we believe that every individual deserves to enjoy the gift of sight. And together we can make an impact to make it possible.

How serious do we take this issue on eye health? Let us share our first hand experience on the importance of a proper vision correction.

Meet Mr. Mar’uf.

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