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2008 - 2012 Activities


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Dance lesson are tought every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday in the joglo gamelan and joglo bawen of Losari Coffe Plantation - Resort & SPA ( LCP ).
Children and teenagers from surrounding village attend these course and perform for resort guest on special occasions.
The project, in hits second year, is experiencing increased enrollment. Two of our pupils have received the highest awards in dace competitions in Magelang district and Semarang Regency.


Gamelan lesson are conducted every monday, wenesday and sunday at the joglo Gamelan of LCP. The participants are devided into two groups : women and teenagers. Student also participate in Gamelan performances which serve as welcoming ceremonies for special visitors to LCP, including his excellency Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono who visited Lossari Coffee Plantation in October 2007.


Ibu Suliantoro is proviment figure in Central Java's batik heritage. She is a chairwomen of the board of officers at Yayasan Losari. Batik making classes were headed by Ibu Suliantoro in LCP and in Gemawang village. Over 100 Gemawang and 40 Losari VIllage Residents have attended the classes.
Twety two of these 140 total participants have satisfactorily qualified as expert batik makers.
Losari and Gemawang villages are well known as the producers of indigo, a natural blue coloured dye that has been largely replaced by un-natural chemical dyes. An Indigo replanting project has been started in these two villages, to once again supply this traditional dye.


Yayasan Losari supports Bambang Sugoro, head of Gemawang Village, to conduct regular English courses for local participants interested in enhancing communications skills. The courses is free-of-charge to all participants.



Ambarawa Railway Museum commemorates the precius history of railway development  in java. It hosts a large selection of retired steam locomotives from all over Indonesia. Railway history began in 1864 when Nederlandsch Indische Spoorweg Maatschappij ( NIS ) built the first-ever railroad in Java. The initial section of this line between Semarang and Tanggung was completed on August 10, 1867 and reached Yogyakarta on the 10th of june in that same year. Subsequently, the government requested NIS to construct a separate track from Ambarawa to Secang, linking Ambarawa to the military bases of Purworejo and Magelang. Due to steep inclines on this route, a rack and pinion system was used to overcome traction problems. There are two main section of track : Jambu - Bedono ( 4,267 m ) and Bedono - Gemawang ( 2,151 m ). These lines were completed and opened on February1, 1905 and remained open until 1967 when the routes were closed for economic reasons. in 1975, the Ambarawa - Bedono section was reopened for cultural tourism. Nowdays, visitors can ride a 100-year old steam trains as part of the " Queen of the Mountain " tour. Riding from Ambarawa Railway Museum to Bedono Train Station, over green rice fields, under forested mountains and through the Rawa Pening Swamp, visitors are able to experience vision of Central Java's nostalgic past.


Yayasan Losari undertook the initiative to restore the Bedono railway station in order to maintain an important part of Central Java's heritage. Yayasan Losari currently employs two uniformed security staff and maintenance personnels. In the future, it intends to further develop the Bedono Heritage Station as a coffee and gift shop. This project is currently under negotiations with local stakeholders.


The Heritage Guide was prepared by the Yogyakarta Heritage Society in Collaboration with 10 students from Gadjah Mada University, Faculty of Architecture. Content, design and layout have been completed and the map awaits printing. this will be the first in a series of Indonesia Heritage Maps. in future, Yayasan Losari Plans to Develop similar heritage map for Solo, Yogyakarta, Kotagede, Semarang-all town, Kudus. Lasem and Demak.


An orphanage in Bawen, Semarang. Pondok Diakonia is an orphanage run by Pastor Marten. since the early 1980s, he has taken in hundreds of children from around the country, often after the deaths of one or both parrents trough illness, accidents, or political riots. ofer the years Yayasan Losari has assisted Romo Marted in his different projects such as children's education, supervision of building construction, transportation, provisions of musical instruments, etc.


Yayasan Losari mediated discusion between Pondok Diakoni and HSBC Kita resulting in the development of a new boy's dormitory. HSBC Kita funds have been alocated for constructions while Yayasan Losari has assisted in project supervisions. The 2-story building is no completed and furnished provideing a comfortable, save and well-provisioned shelter for the boy's.


Yayasan Losari has donated books and additional equipment to outfit the Pondoks Library, for educational and enchancement and increased learning oportunities.


HSBC Kita with support well known pharmacy in Jakarta donated a one year supply of vitamins to the orphanage. these vitamins where administered daily to  improve health and stamina of the children.


The may, 2006 Central Java earth quake has had a severage impact on the batik making and handycraft industry in Imogiri. in addition to rendering numerous families homeless. the quake destroyed the work place and lifelihood of local crafts people. following the earthquake, Yayasan Losari-with donation from HSBC Kita and Titian Foundation- supported the restoration of Ciptowening Batik Museum in Imogiri South of Yogyakarta. A fundraising even to sell batik cloth produced in these quake- stricken area was held to co-financial the restoration of the property. The rebuilding and renovation of the museum was completed in September 2007.
A re-opening ceremony was held in November 12, 2007 and presided over by Sultan Hamengku Buwono X, withness by local government officials, community member and journalists.

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