Yohana Belinda (The Jakarta Post)
Tuesday 20 September 2022
Rainier Wardhana Hardjanto is the first teenager to launch donations on the NFT Disabled platform.
The Indonesian Museum of World Records (MURI) has awarded 16-year-old Rainier Wardhana Hardjanto a record-breaking certificate for his role as the first Indonesian to launch donations in the form of non-fungible tokens (NFT). Donations will be made to disabled communities across Indonesia.
“It is important that we understand the current problems we face in society and how we can reduce the inequality gap to help improve the lives of others,” Reiner explained in an official statement.
Rainier launched his donations through the website Art n Me, which refers to itself as a non-profit organization focused on “innovation, creativity, and appreciation of artwork, both traditional and modern art.” Art pieces are sold in NFT format.
Rainier hopes that the pieces of art sold through the website — created by artists from disabled communities and children of orphanages — can reach more collectors, and thus generate more revenue in the form of NFTs.
Rainier has also donated nine of his own paintings to charities to help build an educational center for children with Down syndrome.
Rainier has been involved in charities since 2019, most of which focus on individuals with Down syndrome.
Art n Me has so far raised 550 million rupees (US$5,000) in donations.