Red Nose Foundation (Yayasan Hidung Merah) is a registered nonprofit organization based in Jakarta, Indonesia. RNF is also a registered nonprofit in America and is a 501(c)3 Tax Exempt Organization. You can donate by bank transfer via Bank Mandiri in Indonesia or Wells Fargo Bank in America. Donations made to RNF in America are Tax Deductible.
Account Name: Yayasan Hidung Merah
Account number: 122-00-0548439-2
SWIFT Code: BMRIIDJA
Bank Address: Jakarta Wisma Metropolitan I Jl. Jend. Sudirman Kav. 29 Jakarta 12920
|Wells Fargo Bank
Account Name: Red Nose Foundation
Account number: 171-2320-322
SWIFT Code: WFBIUS6S
Individuals and corporate sponsors can also assist by contributing to one of our pillar programs:
Donations made to the Arts and Education Outreach Program, the foundation’s flagship program, help to keep the day-to-day operations of the program running. The program uses circus – juggling and acrobatics – to engage with the children and to promote self-esteem, confidence, discipline, teamwork, and physical fitness. The program also offers participants English lessons and homework tutorial sessions. The foundation’s managers and teachers make a point of getting to know the families of the program’s participants to ensure that they have an in-depth understanding of the child’s personal circumstances and needs. The RNF staff tailor the program and its curriculum to suit the needs of the students and engage in mediation on behalf of the children when necessary. Students take up to 15 hours of education and arts classes per week. There are currently 190 children participating in the program: 95 in Cilincing, North Jakarta, and 95 in Bintaro Lama, South Jakarta. Each child pays a nominal registration fee of Rp10,000 to join the program. Ultimately, through this program, RNF aims to educate and empower its students, and help them become positive contributors to society.
Red Nose Relief is a performance group that travels to conflict or disaster-affected areas in Indonesia to provide “emotional relief” for children and their families. In April 2012, Red Nose Relief joined forces with three performers from Clowns Without Borders (USA) and travelled to the Mentawai Islands in Sumatra to perform 15 shows in 15 different villages for more than 1,200 people over ten days. Since 2008, Red Nose Relief has performed for almost 60,000 people across Indonesia, including in Aceh, Padang Pariaman, Merapi, Bali, Jakarta and Mentawai.
The Hidung Merah Performance Troupe is made up of the most advanced RNF circus students and can, and often is, booked to perform at public and private events. The troupe also make regular appearances on television. Every Sunday, the troupe attends a training session at the Jakarta International School (JIS) in South Jakarta where the children practice tricks such as juggling, as well as clowning and acrobatics and work with their circus teachers to choreograph their routines.
RNF’s Sponsor a Child Program, launched in 2011, allows a donor to directly provide support for a child within the foundation’s Arts and Education Outreach Program. Child sponsorship covers the cost of all materials and fees for their participation in the program. Sponsorship is Rp. 250,000 per month and can be paid monthly, quarterly or yearly. Donors receive a photograph of the child they choose to sponsor and regular updates about their progress and activities at RNF.
The Full Education Scholarship program helps to pay for a child’s formal education. Each scholarship covers an individual child’s school fees and all other related expenses such as schoolbooks, writing utensils, uniforms, and extra-curricular activities. Children who have been participating in the foundation’s Arts and Education Outreach Program for more than two years are eligible for a scholarship. Students with a scholarship are required to maintain an 80% or above attendance rate and at least a “C” grade point average. The student’s family is also encouraged to contribute a percentage of the monthly school tuition fee as a sign of their commitment to education. The value of a scholarship varies among education levels: Rp. 2,000,000 per school year for elementary school (ages 7-12); Rp. 3,500,000 per school year for middle school (ages 13-15); Rp. 6,500,000 per school year for high school (ages 15-17).
RNF’s School Renovation program seeks out corporate sponsors to help renovate public and private schools in urban slum areas in Jakarta. School renovations generally include, but are not limited to, repainting the interior and exterior of classrooms, paving, and planting gardens. On the day of the renovation, qualified workmen, RNF students and staff, children and staff from the school, and employees of the donor, work together to complete the project.