Christine Hakim

© Christine Hakim
Ms Christine Hakim, UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador

Christine Hakim, one of the most famous actresses of the Asian region, was appointed UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador for teacher education in South East Asia in march 2008, in recognition of her efforts to raise public awareness on education and upgrading teachers’ status in Indonesia.

Throughout her career, Christine Hakim has played an active role in raising public awareness on educational issues such as the upgrading of teachers’ status. In 1999, she created the Christine Hakim Foundation to consolidate her work, engaging in fund-raising and advocacy events, such as the “Hello Selamat pagi campaign”, which was initiated to assist underprivileged Indonesian children and extend financial assistance to local teachers in remote areas.

In her capacity as a UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador, she recorded a video message on the occasion of the launching ceremony of the ‘One Million Safe Schools and Hospitals” campaign, which took place in April 2010 in Manila, Philippines. The event, organized by the World Health Organization in close cooperation with UNESCO, was a response to the need for disaster mitigation and risk reduction efforts in schools and health facilities.

In addition, she also delivered a message on the occasion of World Teacher’s Day, held at UNESCO in October 2010.

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