Highlights in the media today: Indonesia records highest number of COVID-19 cases and deaths in Southeast Asia, Jakarta governor admits difficulties in containing virus in wet markets, Administrative issues hamper COVID-19 fund disbursement.
The internet is full of all sorts of information but the established new outlets still add credibility to a development. Maverick is running a daily brief on the day’s COVID-19 coverage to give you an idea of how the news is being reported by these outlets.
Happiness is when you receive solid proof that what you did was truly helpful to others.
So we at the Catalyst team in Maverick was all smiles when we received a note from the Lentera Anak Pelangi telling us that they tried out an idea raised during our session two months ago and found that it really helped them.
Catalyst, for those unfamiliar with it, is an initiative by Maverick to create shared value with Indonesian NGOs and non-profits. We think their work benefits society greatly but they could do with better communications skills and practices that Maverick is privy to.
So when the pandemic began to affect all of us and we had to work from home to try to flatten the curve, we organized an online webinar with 16 Indonesian NGOs on how they can adapt to the new circumstances.
On my first day of internship in early March, I stepped expectantly into Maverick’s office in Kebayoran Baru. I was given a tour of the three-story office and introduced to everyone, including Maca, the office cat and wrapped up the day with orientation sessions with several of the team leaders. Everything seemed to move so fast and efficient with the Mavericks, who seemed very serious about their work but would also not hesitate to let their hair down.