Any Aryany was born and raised up in Jakarta. She acquired her education in Indonesia, Australia and the UK. She is a trained lawyer with experience of over 19 years. She has been involved in many social projects since young age and during this time, she has sat on the board of Al Quraniyah Foundation, Titian Foundation, Soroptimist International Jakarta Foundation and Fraser Forestry Foundation. Her main social interest lies on Human Rights, education and empowering women and girls.
Shaffira Gayatri is an Indonesian currently working with an international NGO focusing on peacebuilding and has been involved in various initiatives related to refugees and asylum seekers in Indonesia and abroad. She holds a Master's degree in World Literature and is passionate about refugee empowerment, humanitarian responses, and social justice.
Tiro Daenuwy is a Jesuit social worker from Jakarta, Indonesia but spent his childhood in India, high school in Canada, and college years in North America where he attained a degree in Anthropology. Prior to entering social work, Tiro worked at a financial advisory that served clients from various national and international businesses and NGOs in Indonesia. Tiro focuses his social work on empowering youth from rural Indonesia as well as refugee communities in Bogor and in Jakarta. Tiro has also been involved in accompanying the conception and implementation of various projects in the fields of literature, art, organic farming, and education. He is most passionate about anthropology, graphic design, languages, and database analysis.
Lita Paromita Siregar
Lita Paromita Siregar, S.H., LL.M is a member of Indonesian Advocate Association (PERADI) that having specialization on corporate and investment law. Apart from her daily routine as a corporate lawyer, Lita has been active in advocating refugees issue since 2013 with various organization, such as Indonesia Legal Aid Institute (LBH Jakarta), Mom and Baby Center Social Policy Human Rights Institute (MBC-SOPHIE). While pursuing her education in the United Kingdom, Lita also involved as a teacher for refugees staying in the UK under North-East Solidarity and Teaching (NEST) Organization.
Ratna Aria is an Indonesian who has been working as a project management consultant with an international NGO focusing on water and sanitation sector for the last 5 years. Prior to that, she has been working for 30 years in various projects related to the environment in Indonesia. She holds a Master's degree in environment economic and her passion is mainly to encourage capacity building for everybody, with the mind that everybody has the potential and capability to learn.
Co-founder and Program Director
Mohammad Baqir Bayani
Baqir is a young refugee from Afghanistan who comes up with a vision and turns it to reality regardless of what resources he has available. He intuitively sees the threads of opportunity that wind through an organisation, brings them together into a coherent whole, helps others extend their thinking, and drives the team to the achievement. He is a true believer of team work and easygoing by nature- no doubt he is direct and decisive when he needs to be. He is an inspirational leader who tells stories that touch the heart and inspire action. He has always been an excellent self-learner with everlasting thirst for acquiring new knowledge. He created HELP for Refugees from scratch to what it is now through learning from the process and empowering other refugees along the journey.