Held on November 19, 2022, more than 200 participants joined this event to raise funds for the building of a reading house in Central Sulawesi by Yayasan Rumah Gembira. Such fundraising events are familiar occurrences at SPH Kemang Village, as the parents group seeks to find ways to regularly support various activities, events, non-profit organizations, and charities around Indonesia.
Exclusively held for the SPH Kemang Village community, participants of the Family Fun Run mainly consisted of parents, students, teachers, and staff, where they could choose to do either a 2K or 5K run. Aside from the race itself, they got to enjoy various fun games, booths, and performances, which sparked excitement for all runners. The event successfully brought the community together, reflecting how the parents’ community poured out their hearts and effort in making this event a community-bonding time.
“My favorite part of the event was the performances. It was a joy to see different parts of the school community involved and represented. It also gave room for the community to sit together and spend time with each other,” said Jason Theopilus, a Grade 7 teacher at SPH Kemang Village who participated in the 5K run and in the teachers’ dunk tank to raise money for the reading house.
Despite having done other fundraising events in previous years, the President of SPH Kemang Village’s PAG, Ibu Yunike Sasmito, shared about the unique outdoor concept of this year’s Family Fun Run and how it reflected a healthy lifestyle and living, in which everyone of all ages can participate at their own pace in support of a good cause. This year’s Family Fun Run demonstrated PAG’s continued effort to support Yayasan Rumah Gembira, given their established relationship with the organization. A few PAG members and Mr. Jason have visited the first reading house in Palu, where they have witnessed the good work done by and through the organization, blessing many children in the mountainous region of Palu. Hence, the PAG believes and prays that this new location in Central Sulawesi will continue to be a blessing for the many more children in the area.