Debuting a new CSR program this year, 26 Marriott International properties in Indonesia are joining forces to raise awareness on education by donating 1,104 books for the Mobile Library Program operated by Yayasan Emmanuel.

Since its inception in 2007, The Mobile Library Program by Yayasan Emmanuel is committed to providing access to books and reading to disadvantaged children and families in the greater Jakarta area in order to improve literacy rate and instill a love of reading from a young age. Until now, the Mobile Library Programme has donated over 6,200 books which it provides to thousands of children in the Bogor, Greater Bogor and Jakarta area via trucks with a specially retrofitted cargo area. Since then, the programme has served over 115,100 children and mothers.

A symbolic ceremony event in which a handover of the books will be done to representatives from Yayasan Emmanuel will be held on December 12th, 2018 at Aloft Jakarta, Wahid Hasyim. Besides the handover of the books, guests will also be treated to a children’s performance from the Mobile Library Program.

As a company, Marriott International is committed to sustainability and social impact initiative designed to foster business growth while balancing the needs of associates, customers, owners, the environment and communities under Serve 360 – Doing Good in Every Direction (Nurture, Sustain, Empower, Welcome). The Book Donation initiative falls under “Nurture our world”, which committed to the vitality of children by providing support to a select group of nonprofit organizations leading the way in supporting children around the world.

The hotels that participates on this year’s Mobile Library Program are: Sheraton Grand Jakarta Gandaria City, Keraton at the Plaza, a Luxury Collection Hotel, The Hermitage, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel, The Westin Jakarta, The Ritz-Carlton Jakarta Pacific Place, Le Meridien Jakarta, Four Points by Sheraton Jakarta Thamrin, Sheraton Bandung Hotel & Towers, MOXY Bandung, Four Points by Sheraton Bandung, Fairfield by Marriott Surabaya, Four Points by Sheraton Manado, Sheraton Mustika Yogyakarta Resort & Spa, and Courtyard by Marriott Bandung Dago.

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