November 2013 - Red Nose Foundation

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Community Circus = Smiles All-Round

Can you juggle fire sticks while standing on your mate’s shoulders or make hundreds of people laugh without saying a word? The Red Nose kids can.

On Saturday November 9 and Sunday November 10, every Red Nose student, that is more than 200 children ranging from age seven to 18, performed in front of an audience of hundreds of people – their family and friends and friends of Red Nose, plus members of the media – at the 6th Annual Community Circus event in Bintaro Lama and Cilincing.

The production showcased the smiling faces and the circus skills of all the Red Nose students as well as the skills of a few guest groups, namely music students from Global Jaya and the A-team cheerleading squad.

Red Nose says thank you to all of our staff and the volunteers who helped make this event happen. A big thank you must also go out to TokoBagus.com, who sponsored the event and have shown a great deal of support for the foundation since.

If you weren’t able to make it to the see the show with your own two eyes, you can catch up on all the excitement via the video and photos listed below.

View our photo album on FlickrRead about the 6th Annual Community Circus in the Jakarta Globe; And watch NET TV’s coverage (below).

Red Nose in Concert. Nov.4.

Thank you to everyone who attended Red Nose in Concert on November 4 at Eastern Promise in Kemang. We hope you enjoyed the Barry Likumahuwa Project as much as we did.

To see more photos from the event, click here.

Kids With Cameras on Australia’s ABC Radio

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A few weeks back, Helen Brown, a correspondent for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) based in Jakarta, joined the Kids With Camera class in Cilincing, brining her own 12-year-old daughter who was visiting from Australia along for the day.

Producing a story about the photography program wasn’t the priority for the day, nonetheless Helen eventually pulled out her audio recording equipment to capture the sounds of Cilincing and record an interview with the program’s photography teacher, Australian communications specialist Jacqueline Wales.

Helen’s story was broadcast today, November 3, 2013, on the ABC’s Correspondents Report, a program dedicated to airing insightful stories about what foreign correspondents experience, see and learn while doing their day-to-day job – reporting the news.

You can listen to the report by Helen Brown here: Correspondents Report with Elizabeth Jackson.

And you are still yet to see the photos that our Kids With Cameras students have produced, then you should pay a visit to our Flickr site – Bintaro Lama, Cilincing.

The Rough Life

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Indonesia’s economic growth over the past few years has landed it on the business pages of international newspapers. But the country’s development and emerging wealth is yet to trickle down to the masses. Countrywide, millions of parents struggle to make ends meet, and their children are left with little opportunity for change. The contrast between Indonesia’s rich and poor is particularly obvious in Jakarta, where exorbitant wealth and devastating poverty coexist. 

Jakarta is built on a floodplain that covers 650 square kilometers of land, and more than 10 million people reside within its boundaries. Each day, however, this figure swells as countless others from the 18 million people living in the Greater Jakarta Metropolitan Area (Jabodetabek) travel into the city for work.

Despite being the economic and political center of the country, Jakarta is riddled with problems: poor physical infrastructure; high informal employment and unemployment rates; low wages; inflation; air and water pollution; flooding; a lack of affordable housing; and inadequate public services and facilities, particularly where health and education are concerned. And those who are living on or near the poverty line (less than US$2 a day) feel the full weight of all of these issues every day.

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Barry Likumahuwa at Eastern Promise. Monday, Nov. 4.

Join us for our last social gathering for the year. Come and say hello and meet some of the new staff who are helping the foundation grow.

We’ll be kicking things off at 8:00 PM at Eastern Promise with Whiskey Jack opening for Barry Likumahuwa Project. Rp100,000 will get you through the door, plus free beer and soft drinks.

Of course, all proceeds raised on the night will go toward helping Red Nose Foundation continue its work with more than 200 underprivileged children Jakarta.

You’ll have a great night, we promise. We’ve done this before: Check out photos from Red Nose in Concert events in 2012 and Red Nose in Concert events in 2013 on Flickr.

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