Sekolah Pelita Harapan COVID-19 Relief and Donation Initiatives

During the period of COVID-19 pandemic, medical workers at hospitals are one of the high-risk groups to contract this disease as they must deal with the virus firsthand and treat the COVID-19 patients daily. Many news reports share the shortage of medical equipment and how our medical workers have insufficient time to even take care of themselves.

The Sekolah Pelita Harapan community is seeking to help with this problem through fundraising opportunities to support medical workers at various hospitals. Three different SPH groups initiated fundraising for COVID-19: our Parents Advisory Group (PAG), our emerging Alumni Association, and the “Anak Indonesia Bersatu” movement, which was co-founded by a graduate and some of our Grade 10 students.

Our PAG sent a package of meals and supplements to medical workers at RSUD Tangerang. 

The PAG from SPH Lippo Village & Kemang Village has initiated a donation to support medical workers at different hospitals by sending medical equipment, meals, vitamins, and supplements for them. SPH Kemang Village PAG, for instance, has sent at least 1,000 hazmats (hazardous material) suits to COVID-19 centers. On the other hand, PAG Lippo Village also sent meals and supplement packages for medical workers. Besides the shortage of medical equipment, medical workers on the front lines often do not have enough time to even sit and eat or take a break.

Moreover, our Alumni Association Committee has opened a fundraising opportunity to buy medical equipment as well as instant food packages for medical workers at Siloam COVID-19 Centers. Their donations have been well received by the doctors, nurses, and medical personnel at different Siloam hospitals. As per April 7, 2020, the fundraising campaign has raised IDR 275,000,000 with 120 boxes of milk, 500 portions of Lahaap instant food, 85 face shields, 100 hazmat suits, and many more. The committee also sent a banner expressing our students’ gratitude for the medical workers.

An expression of gratitude and encouragement for the medical workers from our Kindy-Junior School students at SPH Lippo Village

Donations from SPH Alumni Association Committee to RSU Siloam, Kelapa Dua

 

The “Anak Indonesia Bersatu” movement was co-founded by Nathania Zhong (SPH LV Class of 2019), some Grade 10 students (James, Nathan, Kayla, and Justin), and two students from JIS. Their fundraising campaign through KitaBisa.com called “Anak Indonesia Bersatu” (translated to Indonesian Children United), raises funds to donate medical equipment such as masks, head covers, and hazmat (hazardous material) suits to different hospitals across Indonesia. During the first two weeks, the campaign raised almost IDR 300,000,000 from 488 donors. The funds allowed the medical equipment packages to be sent to various hospitals in Jakarta: RS Sulianti Saroso, RSUD Fatmawati, RSPAD Gatot Soebroto, RS Sumber Waras, RS St. Carolus, and some hospitals in Kupang.

Individuals, public figures, philanthropists, private companies and community organizations have rallied together to fight the COVID-19 outbreak in Indonesia and beyond. COVID19 is not just a health issue, it’s also a humanity issue affecting millions worldwide. The whole world is fighting this virus, and seemingly small acts of help and support are highly valuable. We are grateful that God has moved the hearts of many generous people in our community to act and take part in supporting our medical workers as they strive to save lives.

Medical equipment donation from Anak Indonesia Bersatu to various hospitals in Jakarta

Our Grade 10 students who participated in the Anak Indonesia Bersatu was preparing the medical equipment to be sent to hospitals to Kupang and Labuan Bajo

SPH Alumni Donation Initiative Recap

Thank You Medical Teams video by SPH Lippo Cikarang


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