Some good deeds can start with a simple message.
Exactly 4 days after the Help Portrait Indonesia, I had the opportunity of shooting another charity donation by a group of youngsters in Jakarta. Indonesia is the largest BlackBerry cellphone user in the world and these group of 5-6 young girls started their charity acts by using Blackberry messaging. They message blasted their circles of friends to invite them to participate either through donation or participation. Driven by their passion for religion and helping people, about 30 people joined, came with over 15 cars, packing them full with supplies in the shape of staple needs: food, cooking supplies, to even a refrigerator. Some of them already know each other, some got introduced to each other that same day.
Living conditions are borderline questionable, and this donation definitely would help them considerably.
Despite their situation, the kids are open, happy, and so full of life. They are amazing. Sometimes we can learn more from kids than adults :)
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This post is not about the glorification of religion, race, social background. It is about creating change.
Access was quite challenging.
Here are some shots of the kids around the neighborhood.
Dead rat on the tarp covering the adjacent buildings.
Quite impressive amount of items delivered. Quite impressive indeed.
A simple game of musical chairs that lifted their very spirits
And a game of pass-it-on for the youngsters
After that a quiet moment visiting the elderly nearby. Such a touching moment and I can’t help but to reflect. This older gentlemen apparently was abandoned by his family (he has diabetes and could barely walk) and had to live there with 3 other people in that room.
Love one another, treat others the way you wanted to be treated.