Shangri-La Hotel, Surabaya adopted the MI Nurul Huda School 1 in December 2010, along with its 146 elementary school students and 38 kindergarten students. The school is located in a rural area and is owned by the villagers. Daily operation is supported by BOS (Government Fund) and village funds but the school still needs more funding to support its operation. The students’ parents are farm and mill workers with minimum income. The school constantly struggles to provide proper facilities such as washrooms, classrooms, a canteen, library, computer lab, properly stocked clinic and fencing around the perimeter. Furthermore, there is limited water supply for the students. Shangri-La Hotel, Surabaya is helping and supporting in the above mentioned areas through volunteer work and organising monthly activities to improve the school's facilities. Apart from that, we also encourage our employees to voluntarily support activities such as tree planting, handicraft making, English training and more.
Enhancing the Learning Environment
The hotel continues to work on increasing the number of classrooms as well as tiling and putting up walls and roofing. New washrooms have been been built and old washrooms have been renovated. A well-stocked library and computer lab are in the works, while a decent sized canteen is to be built in the future. All of these efforts are made with hopes of assisting children with their overall literacy and improving the school's presentation.
As part of our programme to give back to the community, Shangri-La Hotel, Surabaya constantly works on its Embrace project with MI Nurul Huda 1 School in Menganti-Gresik to improve the school's facilities and give full support to the students’ education. On 14 July 2012, the hotel team went to the school and commenced a tree planting project and handed out educational books donated by colleagues.
Shangri-La Hotel, Surabaya, celebrates World Coastal Cleanup Day with an extensive cleanup of the beach along Delegan Beach in Lamongan City.
World Coastal Cleanup Day is dedicated to the improvement of beaches, coastal regions and the surrounding areas all over the world. It is said to be the largest volunteer event in the world and has been held for over 26 years.
The Shangri-La Hotel, Surabaya, team, along with fifth graders from MI Nurul Huda 1 School – the hotel’s CSR partner - went to Delegan Beach to clean up the coastal area.
Shangri-La, Surabaya's general manager Sigi Bierbaumer said, “We are proud of the students from Nurul Huda 1 and are very happy to have worked with the local beach operator and street hawkers, as well as with our staff, in this great community effort. It is important to us that we care for this tourism resource that we call a new paradise. We remain committed to help in any way we can.”
For details on visiting Mi Nurul Huda School or helping with the efforts there, please contact Ms. Cahya Bhinartika – CSR & ISO Manager – at firstname.lastname@example.org.