MATA untuk yang TUNANETRA

Our History

Eksistensi anak dan individu berkebutuhan khusus di Indonesia sangat besar jumlahnya. Oleh karena itu, Yayasan Elsafan hadir di Indonesia, untuk :

  • Menjawab kebutuhan masyarakat, pemerintah, orang tua/keluarga, serta anak-anak dan individu yang berkebutuhan khusus dalam penanganan dan pendapingan, serta perhatian yang masih sangat minim.
  • Membantu proses pendidikan dan pelatihan.
  • Mensukseskan pemberantasan buta huruf dan pencerdasan masyarakat Indonesia.

Khususnya bagi anak-anak dan individu yang berkebutuhan khusus, dalam hal ini adalah:

  1. Tunanetra / A (Murni yaitu gangguan hanya pada penglihatan)
  2. Tunanetra plus / A+ (Ganda yaitu tunanetra dengan gangguan fisik, mental, perilaku, emosi, komunikasi, autis dll

7 Februari 2006, Yayasan Elsafan berdiri melalui gagasan saudara RitsonRitson Manyonyo, Sth. (Seorang tunanetra yang mengalami kebutaan pada tahun 1999) dengan mengajak 6 orang tunanetra lainnya dan seorang volunteer yakni Toni Simon, SE., Robert Hutabarat, Gabriela Kumalayani, Fajar Kurniawan, Cicilia Herawati, Elfrina Simanjuntak, SS., dan Januar, bertempat di kediaman saudara Toni Simon, SE., bersepakat, dengan doa dan iman kepada Tuhan, membentuk suatu wadah yang dinamai ELSAFAN MINISTRY. Pada saat itu, baru berupa komunitas.

23 Mei 2007, dicatatkan ke kantor notaries Lannie Indah Kesuma, SH. Karena melihat perkembangan yang ada, baik dari segilayanan terhadap anak, jumlah anak, maupun kuantitas serta kualitas pendamping. Untuk selanjutnya, berganti nama dari ELSAFAN MINISTRY menjadi YAYASAN ELSAFAN.

26 November 2007, memiliki kekuatan hukum tetap dari Kementrian Hukum dan HAM.

30 Oktober 2008, mendapatkan Ijin Operasional Yayasan dari Departemen Sosial.

24 Maret 2010, memperoleh ijin pendirian Panti Sosial Anak Asuh Cacat Elsafan dari Dinas Sosial Provinsi DKI Jakarta.

10 Juli 2012, memperoleh Izin Prinsip SLB A & A+ Elsafan dari Departemen Pendidikan Provinsi DKI Jakarta.

MOTTO KAMI

Kekuatanku adalah Kelemahanku,

Dan Kelemahanku adalah Kekuatan-Nya

 

SLOGAN KAMI

Satukan Hati, Menjadi MATA Bagi Mereka,

Dalam Berbagi Kasih Dan Harapan

In Indonesia there are so many blind people, both children and adults. Most of them don’t get proper education and skill set development to get proper living quality. Therefore, Elsafan Foundation was founded for :

  • Helping the blind people from the community and the families.
  • Helping the blind person by providing proper education and skill development training.
  • Being the helping hands for the blind people to be literacy people in Indonesia.

Elsafan helps blind people with the categories :

  1.  Blind / A (only blind).
  2.  Blind plus / A + (blind with impaired physical, mental, behavioral, emotional, communication, autism, etc.).

February 7th, 2006, Elsafan Foundation was founded by the idea of  Ritson Manyonyo, STh. Ritson(a normal man  who were gradually blind due to the illness and become completely blind in 1999), he and 6 other blind people and a volunteer started it. They were : Toni Simon, SE., Robert Hutabarat, Gabriela Kumalayani, Fajar Kurniawan, Cicilia Herath, Elfrina Simanjuntak, SS., and Januar.  They started it at Toni Simon, SE.’s house and they agreed, with prayer and faith in God to form a community for helping blind people called Elsafan Ministry. Initially it was only an informal community.

May 23rd, 2007, due to the positive development and positive response in term of the number of disabled and blind children and adults who were taken care by Elsafan, as well as the variety of the services given. Elsafan community legally has been a foundation on May 23rd, 2007, by registering it to Lannie Indah Kusuma, SH., the notary office.

November 26th, 2007, Elsafan Foundation has a permanent legal status from Indonesia Law and Human Rights Ministry.

October 30th, 2008, Elsafan Foundation got the official operational license from Indonesia Social Ministry.

March 24th, 2010, Elsafan Foundation got the approval to build a social institution for disabled and blind children from Social Service Department of DKI Jakarta province.

July 10th, 2012, Elsafan Foundation got the license of SLB (School for disabled children) A & A+ from Education Service Department of DKI Jakarta province.

OUR MOTTO:

My strength is my weakness,

and my weakness is God strength.

OUR SLOGAN :

Unite the heart, being the eye for them,

in sharing love and hope.