May 2013 - Red Nose Foundation

Join Us On Friday Night For The Community Benefit Concert

The Hidung Merah Performance Troupe will performing at the Community Benefit Concert at Fez in Jakarta, Kemang on Friday May 24. So come join us for drinks and food, and a night of entertainment. Tickets are Rp350,000 (with free beer, wine, margaritas and food) and all proceeds will go towards supporting local charities, including the Red Nose Foundation. See you there!


Red Nose Staff Share Their Stories From The Field With Thai Youth in Bangkok

Marni and Renny at the Conference

In April, two Red Nose Foundation staff travelled to Thailand to speak at the Role of Youth in Strengthening Democracy and Governance Conference, presented by USAID Sapan Program and Youth Care in Bangkok, Thailand.

Managing Director Renny and Education Manager Marni were invited to the conference to share their experiences of working in the non-profit sector in Indonesia. Their audience and fellow participants were youth and aspiring social workers, as well as volunteers and employees, from organizations across Southeast Asia, including Thailand, Myanmar, Cambodia, and the Philippines.
In particular, Renny and Marni shared strategies for fundraising and achieving sustainability during the conference on April 26 and 27. Following is Marni’s account of what happened at the conference.

Photo Album: Wawan’s Overseas Circus Training Trip

Three weeks into his four-month circus skills training trip through America and Canada, Wawan is going strong. Check out what Wawan has been up to at our Flickr photo album.


Update: Wawan’s In Chicago!

Just a quick update to let you all know that Wawan has arrived safe and sound in Chicago and has had his first classes using the acrobatic wheel with Wolfgang Bientzle from CirqueExperiences, an 8-time world champion in wheel acrobats. Wawan is preparing to compete at the 10th Wheel Gymnastics World Championships (Wheel2013) in July. Wawan will be the first Indonesian ever to take part in this international competition.


Wawan’s American Adventure Begins At Circus Mojo

After thirty-two hours of travel, Wawan, accompanied by Dedi, arrived in America. After three days of rest and recuperation with friends of the Red Nose Foundation in Houston, Wawan and Dedi jumped on a bus for a 27 hour trip to Cincinnati – a “really long and tiring trip,” according to Dedi – to meet Paul Miller and his team at Circus Mojo.

Circus Mojo lunch Rcvd 01:05:13

Wawan and Dedi dine with the team at Circus Mojo

Kentucky, is a little cold, says Dedi, but “the people are really nice”, and Wawan has taken a liking to cereal and burgers and his English is improving day by day.

While at Circus Mojo, Wawan and Dedi were able to attend and be a part of the first International Collegiate Circus Festival on May 3 to 5 attended by people from across America and other parts of the world (though probably not anyone from further away than Jakarta!). The Circus Mojo, the festival, and Wawan all caught the eye of the local media – check out the media coverage at the links below.

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