08 January 2018

Caring for Indigenous Peoples

Yayasan Widya Cahaya Nusantara (YWCaN), a non-profit foundation which focuses on the field of humanity and culture in Indonesia, held the Charity Golf Tournament 2017. Attended by 137 players, made up of entrepreneurs, executives, bankers, investors, academics, and professionals, the tournament’s purpose was to promote the foundation to the public.

YWCaN used the tournaments prize-giving as a platform to educate the attendees on who they are what they do. Established in 2015, YWCaN is a non-profit organization whose members consist of people from various circles: entrepreneurs, professionals, cultural observers, academics and even ecclesiastics. YWCaN has an impartial and independent position from various other organizations or communities.

The Chairman of YWCaN, Brunoto Suwandrei Arifin, explained, “We hope that the participants are getting to know the foundation. With the introduction, we hope the participants will support the Foundation's activities.”

The theme of the event was "Caring for Indigenous Peoples". A presentation on Indigenous peoples helped to inform the event's participants about the cause. "We want the participants to understand the condition of indigenous peoples who have wealth in the culture but are left behind from Indonesian society elsewhere," said Brunoto.

“With the introduction of the foundation and the foundation's mission, the public will understand the cultural treasures and conditions of indigenous peoples, and support the preservation of the archipelago culture, which is an important target in such a tournament," added Brunoto.

The winner of the Charity Golf Tournament 2017 was Apol Linaris with the Best Men’s Gross Score. Barry W. claimed the Best Nett Overall.

The tournament organizer offered four hole-in-one prizes, though none of the participants were able to claim them. In addition, a Toyota Calya car was also provided as the prize for the grand lucky draw.

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