M&T Celebrating World Down's Syndrome Day 2021

“Disability is not a brave struggle or ‘courage in the face of adversity.’ Disability is an art. It’s an ingenious way to live.” ― Neil Marcus

One of the values that Makarim & Taira S. (“M&T”) holds dearly is inclusivity – a recognition that everyone brings with them unique potentials and when given a chance, can contribute for the good of society. In recent years, the firm has focused its CSR program on young people with Down’s Syndrome. One of the programs that was successfully implemented before the pandemic was an internship program in which the firm hired young people with Down’s Syndrome to work in the office. Together, we proved that they could contribute to the firm in their own special ways.

Earlier this month, to celebrate World Down's Syndrome Day, which is an annual global awareness day advocating for the rights, inclusion, and well-being of individuals with down's syndrome, Makarim & Taira S. held an ‘M&T Painting Competition for young people with Down’s Syndrome’. Through this activity, we hope to provide these special individuals opportunities to demonstrate their potential and be acknowledged by others. And, last Sunday, on World Down’s Syndrome Day, 21st of March 2021, we proudly awarded 13 paintings from 13 super talented young Indonesians with Down's Syndrome, who not only have won the Painting Competition, but also our hearts.

Congratulations to all participants. May they continue to inspire the world with their talent, determination, beauty and uniqueness. Happy World Down's Syndrome Day!

OUR CSR ACTIVITIES

M&T and ISDI Collaboration

To celebrate World Down's Syndrome Day 2020, M&T in collaboration with ISDI (Ikatan Sindroma Down Indonesia), engaged in various fun and educative activities with young Indonesian with Down's Syndrome. It was an amazing experience, to witness the creativity and determination that these special individuals have. Happy World Down's Syndrome Day!

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Go Green

M&T lawyers and staff, accompanied by the sub-district head of Kebon Jeruk, West Jakarta, planted trees around the district.

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Together We Share: A Visit to Panti Asuhan Abigail

The first day of September became even more special for the Makarim & Taira S. (M&T) family as we organized a visit to Panti Asuhan Abigail – an orphanage in Pamulang, South Tangerang, and a home to over 50 children.

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Share a Life, Donate Blood

Last 6 December 2018, Makarim & Taira S. hosted a blood drive at our office where over 130 volunteers participated.

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Go Red

The response to M&T’s first blood drive in 2011 was so positive that we decided to make this a regular CSR activity,

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Go Blue

M&T lawyers and staff released more than 200 baby turtles on Kuta beach, Bali, attracting much attention to the cause.

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Go Wild

Members of the M&T team visited The Wildlife Rescue Centre Jogja (WRCJ) a park in Yogyakarta, Indonesia

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