Maya Ubud's Gold Sponsorship for Kopernik event 2012
Maya Ubud is generously sponsoring Yayasan Kopernik’s opening ceremony in Bali as part of the hotel’s commitment to supporting local community and environment initiatives. Maya Ubud has provided the highest ‘gold’ level of sponsorship to the event, which will be held on 23 August 2012 at the Kopernik offices in Sayan, Ubud.
From left: Sankarsana Satria (FOM), Romy Anggara (EAM), Paul Blake (GM), Ewa Wojkowska (Co-Founder & COO), Toshihiro Nakamura (Co-Founder & CEO), Maria Sitorus (CS).
Kopernik is a non-profit organization that distributes environmentally friendly life-changing technologies designed for the developing world - such as solar lights, fuel efficient cookstoves, and water filters – to poor, remote communities. Since the organization's launch in 2010, Kopernik has reached more than 75,000 people with life-changing technology in 11 countries, and 20,000 people in Indonesia alone. All Kopernik projects are funded by individual and corporate donors who crowd-fund projects of their choice directly via Kopernik’s website (http://www.kopernik.info).
Solar powered LED light, telescope and microscope.
Through its Bali-based Indonesia office, Kopernik aims to reach many more last-mile communities across Indonesia and specifically in Bali. The technology Kopernik distributes is simple, yet life-changing - it means that people can have easy and affordable access to clean water and safe light.
In Bali the organization is already working with elementary schools and education programs to help children learn about science and technology and the environment through the introduction of fun educational toys to complement the school curriculum.
Kopernik is working with many Indonesian NGO partners to distribute life-changing technologies to those who need them most across the archipelago. To learn about the technologies that Kopernik distributes and the projects the organization has supported in Indonesia, or perhaps buy technology for yourself, you can visit the Warung Teknologi (War-tek) at the office in Sayan. And you can always donate to one of Kopernik’s projects by visiting their website: www.kopernik.info or drop into the office at Pondok Wisata Sayan Ayu, Jl. Raya Kedewatan, Banjar Kutuh Sayan, Ubud Bali 80571. And don’t forget to join the opening ceremony on 23 August from 4 until 6pm. There will be a technology exhibition, fun and games and a silent auction to support technology distribution to those who need them most!