Elabram Systems in Yayasan Kasih Anak Kanker Indonesia (YKAKI), A Visit to Remember

Elabram Systems Group in Indonesia (PTES) visited Yayasan Kasih Anak Kanker Indonesia ( YKAKI ): Love Child Cancer Foundation Indonesia 
Elabram Systems Group in Indonesia (PTES) visited and donated goods at Yayasan Kasih Anak Kanker Indonesia ( YKAKI ): Love Child Cancer Foundation Indonesia as part of the organizations CSR last 18th of September 2015 with our Regional Managing Director Sunny Yaw. Prior to the actual meeting with the officials, The IQM team surveyed the place and met with the officials last 11th of September 2015 with the discussion about YKAKI with Mrs. Jane. The PTES Team is composed of Bpk Radityo, Ibu Jane and Ibu Dewi Chan. 
The YKAKI website has an overwhelming message to everyone that captures our hearts, “Love Child Cancer Foundation Indonesia (YKAKI, read: ye ka ki) invites you to participate to help and care for children with cancer in Indonesia. 
It is time for us to care, share and do something for those who really need a helping hand us all in order to reduce the burden of their lives especially in times of sadness struck because the baby suffering from cancer. 

We await your helping hands all together in an effort to tackle childhood cancer in Indonesia, both in the appropriate information regarding early detection, providing a means of accommodation / shelter, education for children who are under treatment in hospital. 
Similarly, advocacy / assistance of the parents when they need it. 

Come with us accompany and support our children to achieve recovery.”
The event was attended also by Ms. Annie Bahwani (Elabram Systems Group Director), Ms. Ida Martha Herawati, Ms. Krispina Kikky , Ms. Clarissa, Ms. Eroskha Hanner and Ms. Dewi Chan.
PTES has the biggest manpower regionally of Elabram Systems Group with a total of 6000 serving to these industries; Mining, Telecommunications and FMCG. 
For visitation and donation, please check them at, No.10 A, Jalan Percetakan Negara 9, Cemp. Putih, Kota Jakarta Pusat, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 10570, Indonesia

Phone:+62 21 4287255 and open from 7:00 am to 9:00 pm. 
For Elabram Systems Group, please check http://www.elabram.com or send an email to mariagracia.n@elabram.com

Marriage as Relationship of Love: The Joys and Challenges of Married Life Today

Marriage is an act of being joined together of two people, usually of opposite genders or sexes. It is also an act done with God as the principal witness, therefore, the most conventional and popular way of doing so is by a church wedding with cultural injected ceremonies and traditions. It is though taken for granted now-a-days. With the onset of the “infidelity” epidemic, it is now easier to break the bond of marriage, which is not- still and always will be- acceptable by God. Because in the first place, God is the perfect example of love and the couple vowed in His name that they will follow his example. Well, before I indulge myself too deep in the argument of infidelity, what has marriage have to offer then and now?

Culturally speaking, in the old times, men has to prove their worth to a girl’s family before he can ask her hand in marriage. He can only court her at her parent’s house and give gifts to prove how much he can provide for the girl’s needs. It is then much harder for the guy to get the girl. It takes a whole lot more courage and love to have the girl he wants to be with for the rest of his life. In some other cultures, however, in order to retain the status of a family, they engage their children into arranged or forced marriages. Some flourished in their relationships. But are they really happy about it? We don’t really know. Some, on the other hand, never found their true love. Where is the joy in that? In any case, in contemporary times, the culture, tradition, or perception of marriage revolutionized. People are more liberalized. Divorce, annulment and legal separation came into picture and destroyed a lot of relationships. Most marriages starts with merely infatuations and puppy love and ends very early with just shallow and unacceptable reasons. It is much easier to marry. I personally think that this is the reason why people does not see the real meaning and importance of love and family.

In a married couple’s life, there are- if not a few- a lot of changes that the couple has to adjust. In the first place, they accepted the person they married to be their partner for the rest of their lives. They must therefore act in accordance to a married person’s life (which is of course very stereotypical-nonetheless). Yes, there is romance, intimacy and exclusivity. There are much more responsibilities in a married couple’s life- and all that are expected to be met. They must work hard to keep their light of marriage burning. There are countless joys and innumerable challenges. There are much more things to sacrifice in order for marriage to last. To show their love, both husband and wife must be willing to sacrifice for the other and for their family as well. Well, of course according to right conduct and welfare of the person. Both should have the relationship of give and take, care for one another, and have their share in each other’s welfare and development. There are a lot of moments wherein a couple can spend time-intimate and romantic- together like going on trips or simply dine out and the like. One of the most wonderful joys in a married life is being blessed with a child. However, the challenge is to raise the child together. The joy of having a wonderful life partner is beyond words can compare but the challenge is how to keep it.

In life, there are a lot of temptations to a married couple’s life. However, if one is built on a strong foundation, the rock, their commitment can go a long way. It is not easy because these challenges can either make or break you but expect that it will be rewarded by God with overflowing blessings and favor upon your lives. The real joy in marriage, therefore, is knowing that God is blessing your marriage and the challenge is following His plans for your own family.