Call me crazy, but here we go again! My name is Angela Arunarsirakul. I am a runner, an educator and a firm believer that everyone deserves a quality education.
This year I will be running NUSANTARUN CHAPTER 4 from CIREBON to PURWOKERTO (145 KM) to support educational advancement.
WHY AM I RUNNING NR4?
I want to help others, especially young people and their futures. I had the privilege of working with elementary school and college students in Indonesia for the past two years. Now, I spend most of my time teaching high school students in Japan. I also work with elementary and junior high students at a local special needs school. I am committed to helping ALL students succeed because I believe that they deserve the best. Investing in education is not only for the betterment of the individual but also for society. Nusantarun Chapter 4 (NR4) is a way for me, a way for all of us to invest in our collective future.
WHAT WILL FUNDS BE USED FOR?
The funds that are raised this year will be used to support Yayasan Intan Permata Hati (YIPH) located at Jalan Brigjend Katamso RT 004/001 Purwokerto. This organization runs a TK/PAID (preschool) and SMP Permata Hati (middle school). The middle school currently serves 35 students; some are dropouts, some come from single-parent households, some have special needs, and above all - they come from low-income backgrounds. YIPH is committed to making sure that these students get a free primary education.
YIPH is already stretching its capacity, and there is a demand for the school to take in more students (up to 3x as many). Students need schools; they need proper schools. So to support this need, funds raised from NR4 will be used to purchase a 760 sq. meter plot of land to build a school with facilities that are conducive to a positive learning environment. Leftover funds will be used for teaching training and practicum.
I am a proud alum of last year's charity run. NR3 resulted in us supporting more than 1000 students for 3 years so that they can go to school.
This coming December 16-18, we will continue where we left off last year, and I am excited for what promises to be a tough and emotional journey!
To donate, click the "Donate Now" or "Donasi Sekarang" button, enter the amount you would like to give, and choose your payment method. (Based on last year's experience, some of you might need to verify this transaction with your credit card company as it is a foreign transaction.)
Thank you so much for your support. I and the many many MANY students and families who will benefit from your generosity really appreciate it.