Rezki Achyana – Kiki – is a passionate disability advocate and has been part of several projects related to disability issues in Indonesia and has partnership with many international organizations to support his projects. In 2014, Kiki founded ABA Batam, a therapy center for children with autism and has worked as the Managing Director of Putrakami Foundation, which provides education to more than 450 children with disabilities in Riau Islands Province, Indonesia, for the past 4 years. The foundation provides quality education to children that they would not otherwise have access to.
Kiki also runs a startup, Parakerja, a training platform for people with disabilities in Indonesia. Parakerja was established in December 2018 and works to make an inclusive work ecosystem by training disabled people in hard and soft skills and then connecting them to job providers. The startup also supports companies as well as Small Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in creating accessible workplaces. Parakerja has empowered trainees to pursue their dreams of becoming teachers, administrators, graphic designers, artists and more. Over the last six months, Parakerja has trained 300 people with disabilities in Riau Islands Province.
Through his commitment and projects, Kiki has become a role model to fight for disability rights. In 2018 he spoke at the Asia-Africa Forum on Disability, South Africa, and was awarded Most Outstanding Youth in International Level by the Indonesian Ministry of Youth and Sport in 2017. He also had the opportunity to go to United States in 2016 as a YSEALI Academic Fellow and was invited to the White House to present his work.