Hartini is currently the Asia School of Business’s fundraising consultant, as well as UNICEF’s partnership and philanthropic consultant. She was the CEO of Yayasan Siti Sapura Husin, a not-for-profit foundation that works with the poor and marginalized, focusing on the needs of children, the elderly and the blind. She is the co-founder of Yayasan Chow Kit (formerly known as NurSalam) and served as the head of advocacy and funding as well as the outreach program in Chow Kit. She is also the vice president of Voice of the Children, a local NGO that does advocacy work, law and policy reforms and training on children’s issues.
Hartini was also is a member of the Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development’s National Advisory Council on the Welfare and Protection of Children and is a member of a number of national task forces, including Child Protection Policy Training, on issues of trafficking, stateless children and the Malaysian adoption system, as well as on different initiatives on child’s rights and protection. She has been invited to speak on the rights of children nationally and abroad. A social activist, Hartini works closely with UNHCR and UNICEF Malaysia and has done training in Malaysia for the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Agency on the issue of baby selling.
She has worked on children’s issues in the United States and Malaysia for 26 years, and worked on children’s educational issues in New York, serving as a member of the Junior Council of Ted Forstman’s ‘Voucher School ‘ system, a school choice initiative. Hartini served as the chairperson for the COLOR (Community of Leaders Organizing Revitalization) board; a junior council of Publicolor, a New York-based not-for-profit organisation that works with chancellor school kids (children who are the lowest-performing students in schools in New York); served on the committee of the Big Apple Circus, which works with underprivileged children through the arts; and served as chairperson for the Junior Board of the Kitchen, a New York-based performing arts organization.
Hartini received her BA and MSc in English and English Education, respectively, and has her Doctorate in Monitoring and Assessment (Education) from Columbia University, New York.
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