The Jakarta Post
Sinarmas World Academy (SWA) international school has announced that it will launch a charity initiative called the Art of Giving on June 27.
The initiative will include a series of painting workshops designed for the use of parents and children at home. The profits made from the project will be donated to TEENCOV19, a non-profit collective initiated by SWA students to create and distribute face shields to clinics and hospitals across the country.
Located in South Tangerang, Banten, SWA provides education from kindergarten to high school. Every year SWA aims to provide a charity initiative, with last year’s being an educational talk show created to raise awareness about breast cancer.
SWA also created an initiative in April called #SWAuntukINDONESIA, which raised Rp 120 million (US$8,481) to help provide protective gear for medical workers.
For the current initiative, SWA’s counselor Laurensia Lindi said that the experience of painting and other craft forms was considered incredibly important for children as it could help them express their emotions in a healthy way.
The school said that the students were introduced to art at an early age with the help of art classes. The school also provides a website to showcase their students’ creations.
In a statement, SWA’s marketing manager Cynthea Tanu said, “Through the Art of Giving program, parents can teach their children that doing good and aiding in the fight against COVID-19 can be done in a fun and enjoyable way. The primary hope for this activity is that numerous parents will influence their children to make social contributions and teach them the importance of charity at a young age.” (cal/wng)