SWA will be holding its Second Annual SWA Walkathon on Saturday, 7 April 2018 at The Breeze, BSD City. The event will begin at 7:00 am and conclude at 11:00 am. SWA’s Walkathon is an opportunity for students to demonstrate and achieve learning Service as Action and Creativity, Activity, Service learning objectives. The event is a whole school service learning event giving students opportunities to raise money for their chosen charities and meet MYP Service as Action requirements for the 2017-2018 academic year.
There is a registration fee of IDR 150,000 for non-SWA families. Participants must find sponsors agreeing to pledge to donate a certain amount of money (minimum IDR 50,000) for each 500m walked or run during the event.
To register, please contact: Ms. Chitra at 021 53161400 ext. 5113
Event Charity Background Information:
Students for Animal Voices & Ethics (S.A.V.E) is a Sinarmas World Academy student-run Community Service group. Our aim is to directly help and also raise awareness of the problems that stray and abandoned animals face in Jakarta. We work with an animal shelter called ‘Shelter Pak Johan’ located in Tegal Alur.
Shelter Pak Johan was established by Pak Johan in 2014. The idea of the shelter began when two stray dogs were roaming around the plastic recycling factory Pak Johan used to run. With his caring nature, Pak Johan often fed them and was repaid with two new and loyal guards. After that time, the number of stray dogs that roamed in the area kept on increasing, but at the same time Pak Johan’s clients continuously decreased because they were afraid of the dogs. Even so, Pak Johan continued to take in stray dogs and care for them as best as he could. Not long after, he closed the factory and converted it into an animal shelter. Currently the shelter has six caretakers (including Pak Johan himself), a number of volunteering partners, including student volunteers and is home to 15 cats and over 100 dogs
UPDATE ON SWA WALKATHON 2018