The Indonesian World Records Museum (MURI) lauded the movement and awarded the PPIT in the category of "The most postcards senders from abroad to the schools in Indonesia."
"This was a result of hard work of all members of the Indonesian Students Association in China," Head of PPIT Fadlan Muzakki stated.
Those postcards were written by Indonesian students and also other Indonesian citizens in China to motivate the children in 23 schools, from Sumatera to Papua in Indonesia.
The movement was called "1001 Smile Postcards for My Indonesia."
Initially, the association had set a target to send 1,001 postcards. However, due to the high level of enthusiasm among participants, the target figure was exceeded to 2,018 postcards.
"The process took quite a long time. After the compilation, the postcards were sent to those schools with the help of the Young Indonesian Teachers Association,"
Achmad Syafii, a member of the PPIT's media and communication center, noted here, on Monday.
A total of 19 young Indonesian teachers were involved in the distribution of postcards to remote areas, such as the Bintang Mountains District, Papua; Natuna District, Riau Islands; Bima City, Sumbawa Islands; Jambi Province; Lombok Island, West Nusa Tenggara; and South Sulawesi Province.
The MURI is a museum that houses a collection of Indonesian World Records.