SSEK celebrated World Book Day on April 23 by organizing an office book drive, with the collected books donated to worthy organizations that are helping to spread the joy of reading in Jakarta.
Thanks to everyone at SSEK, we were able to collect close to 250 books.
The collected children's books were donated to Yayasan Onkologi Anak Indonesia (Indonesian Childhood Cancer Foundation), a non-profit organization that works with children with cancer and their families. The foundation is based at Dharmais Hospital National Cancer Center, in Slipi, West Jakarta. Among the facilities it offers is a reading room for the children and their families.
Several boxes of books for adults are being donated to the Jakarta public library in Gedung Nyi Ageng Serang, on Jalan H.R. Rasuna Said in South Jakarta.
The lawyers and staff members of SSEK understand the importance of reading and are proud to be part of efforts to help more people pick up a book.
World Book and Copyright Day is an annual event organized by UNESCO. It is celebrated on April 23, which is the anniversary of the birth and death of William Shakespeare and the death of Miguel de Cervantes.