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The Parents Advisory Group (PAG) at Sekolah Pelita Harapan (SPH) Kemang Village had done it again this year with their annual fundraising event in the form of a Family Fun Run.

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. 

Family Fun Run at SPH Kemang Village by Sekolah Pelita Harapan

“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.   

Thania, an 11th grader from SPH Kemang Village, was most impressed seeing all the activities come together, as they were organized by the students. By seeing them prepare the photobooth, games, performances, and bake sales, Thania witnessed the strength and bond of the student-teacher relationships and how such events allowed the community to practice servant leadership.
In addition, this year’s family fun run made room for a wider interaction within the community, especially among students, such as the chance to interact with Junior School students as she volunteered at the dunk tank booth.

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.  

Learn more about our Parents Advisory Group (PAG) at any of our SPH campuses. Get in touch with us, and we’ll gladly answer any questions you might have.

Sekolah Pelita Harapan

Established in 1993, Sekolah Pelita Harapan (SPH) has become a trusted International Christian School in Jakarta providing Christian education for Indonesian and expatriate families. As a dedicated partner in education, SPH seeks to empower families with personalized programs and resources, fostering academic excellence, nurturing faith, building character, and facilitating their children's personal growth.