Easter and Outreach Culminating Activity
By Ms Kayla and Mr John
Giving back is as good for you as it is for those you are helping, because giving gives you purpose. When you have a purpose-driven life, you’re a happier person — Goldie Hawn
Here we are again at that wonderful time of the year we know as Easter. Jesus Christ rose from the dead! What an amazing time to celebrate with everyone that is dear to us.
This past year has been different for everyone because of the pandemic. It has affected all aspects of our country, especially when it comes to our economy. The largest recession in history, together with disruption to factories and logistics, leads each of us to adjust to our finances. But as they say, ‘Every cloud has a silver lining,’ so the school has decided to still push through with the Outreach Program, which is already a tradition we have been doing over the years. Parents and pupils have donated a good amount of money (Rp 22.700.000) to our chosen orphanage: Yayasan Panti Asuhan Suaka Kasih Bunda.
On the 5th of April 2021, we have invited all the orphans, Saint Nicholas School pupils, and teachers to join our online celebration. Pastor Flora had delivered and shared a story about Jesus’s suffering and His resurrection. There were performances from both foundations. Live singing by the orphans, and a dance presentation from selected primary pupils from Primary 1 to 6.
An online quiz through Quizizz was conducted and all pupils participated. All the questions were all about Jesus and the Easter celebration. Five pupils were lucky to score a prize. There was also an easter egg painting activity for everyone who had joined the program. Mr. Satrio, our Arts teacher had demonstrated how to decorate the easter egg. As the climax of the program, we transferred the donated amount collected live to the account of the orphanage.
Happiness is found in helping others. Through this program, the pupils have learned to show love and care to others.