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Refusing to settle in their comfort, Audrey and Emily brought music for all kids from all backgrounds.

Focused on providing free musical education for underprivileged children in Indonesia, Be Sharp is an organization founded in 2018 by Audrey Adiwana of Sekolah Pelita Harapan (SPH) Kemang Village and her friend, Emily Kumalaputra. The idea came about from a single conversation between the 12th graders and their parents at Maxx Coffee.

“We realized our privilege to learn musical instruments and we wanted to give the same opportunity to children who are less fortunate. With this, Be Sharp provides everything the students need to learn their musical instruments, from the instruments to the teachers and curriculum,” said Audrey.

On August 20th, Be Sharp hosted their 3rd annual fundraising concert at the modern & contemporary art museum, Museum Macan, after a two-year pause due to COVID-19. This event was attended by approximately 300 guests. In celebrating the cause behind the concert, honorary guests such as Iskandar Widjaja, Pepita Salim, and Stephanie Onggowinoto also presented the guests with beautiful performances.

Yet the stars of the show were the Be Sharp students, whose presence and performances serve as the primary reason for the organization’s annual concerts.
As eager as they are to showcase the students and their hard work, founders, Audrey and Emily, are aware that the progress of a unique organization could not be measured quantitatively. The Be Sharp ensemble, which included the violin and guitar students, gave students the opportunity to perform and see the progress they have made themselves. Family and friends supported the great cause and the night marked another successful year of progressive growth!
If you’re interested to discover more about how SPH’s learning curriculum inspires students to act beyond their classroom, contact us today!

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.