Caritas Indonesia (KARINA Foundation) was founded in May 17 2006, as official humanitarian organization as part of Konferensi Waligereja Indonesia (KWI, Indonesian Bishops’ Conference). Caritas Indonesia acts as coordination center for facilitation and Catholic Church’s animation in Indonesia which carried out humanitarian missions, especially to help victims of both natural and human-made disasters.
In collaboration with KWI, Caritas Indonesia also carries out humanitarian missions for human rights violations, conflicts and social violence, inter-religious dialogue for humanitarian actions, gender injustice, and various acts of social injustice.
To strengthen the position of Caritas Indonesia (KARINA Foundation) as humanitarian organization for Catholic Church in Indonesia, First National Consultation was held in July 2006 and attended by 37 Dioceses. It was attended by representatives from Caritas Internationalis and several Caritas members from other countries. Caritas Indonesia is a full member of the Caritas Internationalis Confederation, whose members came from 165 countries around the world.
Caritas Indonesia (KARINA Foundation) involves in many humanitarian services such as emergency response acts, disaster risk reduction, community resilience and capacity development for the diocesan social institution.
AAJI is alumni association of Jesuit schools and university in Indonesia. AAJI was formed based on a sense of responsibility to participate in developing and strengthening solidarity with others, in accordance with the spirit of “men and women for and with others”. As well as to continuously actualize the spiritual values of St. Ignatius Loyola in order to improve and build fair, humane and high quality society lives.
AAJI’s objectives are as follow:
In order to achieve these goals, AAJI works through educational, social, religious, and cultural activities.
Caritas Indonesia (Karina Foundation) is a humanitarian service organization which belongs to Indonesian Bishops’ Conference (KWI) that serves 37 dioceses across the country. One of Karina’s programs focuses on education to support educational facilities, scholarship, support for honorary teachers, human resource development, governance and education resilience.
The Education Support Program was developed by Caritas Indonesia and in collaboration with Socio-Economic Development Commission of the Indonesian Bishops’ Conference (PSE KWI) and implemented by KOMDIK KWI, as a concrete manifestation in the presence of Indonesian Catholic Church during the Covid 19 pandemic.
The Education Support Program distributed accross Indonesia through 27 dioceses of total 37 dioceses in Indonesia. These 27 dioceses are as follow:
Since July 2020, Caritas Indonesia had distributed:
IDR 1,249,500,000 for 1,505 teachers / staffs, in 291 schools.
However, the funds needed are still insufficient. The continuation of this program will be challenging, if we only rely on APP funds in PSE KWI and Caritas Indonesia. As an additional information, fee for a Honorary Teacher is in between IDR 750.000 to IDR 1.000.000 per month/person.
Therefore, Caritas Indonesia, PSE KWI, KOMDIK KWI, LDD KAJ, with continuous support from the Indonesian Jesuit Alumni Association (AAJI), organized a fundraising event which carried out “CARITAS CHRISTMAS CROSS CHALLENGE 2020 (4C)” theme, with the involvement of 37 dioceses in Indonesia.
AAJI act as Owner of the Event and will organize the virtual event which targeted up to 1,000 participants. Apart from AAJI members, which include alumni of 8 Jesuit Colleges and 1 University, associate schools, as well as with the support of the Bishops, Pastors, Brothers, Sisters, and seminarians is very optimist on the event’s success rate.
Terima kasih dan Tuhan Memberkati kita semua,
Ad Maiorem Dei Gloriam
Men & Women for Others
Based on the experience by holding many social events, running enthusiast from Alumni of Jesuit schools accross Indonesia (Canirunners, KEKL Runners, JB Playon, Gonz Runners, Ikapika Playoners, and Mico Runners) had agreed to collaborate and organize fund raising event “Caritas Christmas Cross Challenge”. The donation will be collected during virtual walking/running/cycling event in December 2020.
This activity is an individual exercise, where each participant can walk, run, cycle, or combination of three activities done in their respective homes or areas around their house, of course with health protocols implementation.
To record the activities, participants require to download the following two (2) applications (iOS or Android):
Strava will be used to record the type of exercise and the distance covered by each participant in the activity.
Aktivin will be used to record participation in the Caritas Christmas Cross Challenge 2020, participant groups, leaderboard, acquisition of donations, and target donations.
Participants open to any alumni of the Jesuit school or other school alumni who are invited to join the groups that have been determined by the committee. One group consists of 15-25 people.
One school may have more than 1 group.
The implementation time is December 1 – 31, 2020, therefore each participant can adjust their own time to exercise.
DONATION IDR 50,000 = 1 POINT
Donation can be made start from IDR 50,000 and increase the donation by IDR 50.000, through Aktivin application in accordance to the donation guide, which is addressed to Cross Challenge participants according to their respective groups.
DONATIONS WILL BE OPEN FROM 15 NOV to 31 DEC 2020
All collected donations will be channelled through Caritas Indonesia to support education in Indonesia. The program focused is on improving education facilities and the welfare of honorary teachers in Indonesia.
1 POINT = 1 KILOMETER OF WALKING
1 POINTS = 1 KILOMETER OF RUNNING
1 POINTS = 3 KILOMETERS OF CYCLING
Participants are free to choose which sports/exercises that they would like to do and manage each exercise using Strava application before and after exercising.
For details, please visit: aktivin.id/4c
Ad Maiorem Dei Gloriam
Men & Women for Others