On the 28th of September, our neighbors in Central Sulawesi were devastated by a massive earthquake and ensuing tsunami. A little over a month after the quake, it is estimated that over 200,000 people have been impacted by the disaster. Survivors are scattered throughout the area. The people of Palu, Donggala, Mamuju and countless other settlements need our help to access even the most basic needs, such as water, food, medical care and especially shelter.

As a community of care, JIS is making a coordinated school-wide effort to support the people of Central Sulawesi through our service programs, JIS Peduli, and JIS community action. Multiple student service clubs have already pledged their involvement and JIS Peduli is coordinating with a number of its partners, such as Habitat for Humanity and Happy Hearts, so that we can do our part in providing disaster relief and long term assistance.

Our main objective is to help rebuild a neighborhood in the region to provide survivors with much-needed shelter and community services. Habitat for Humanity will first help us determine a suitable area for resettlement; JIS Peduli funds can then be directed towards building proper housing and a community center focused on child-oriented services, such as education and daycare.

After these temporary facilities are up and running, we will look towards more permanent structures — which means that our commitment to Central Sulawesi is sustainable. We will keep you updated on any and all developments, particularly on opportunities for JIS student, faculty, alumni and parent participation on the ground in Central Sulawesi when the area is deemed safe enough.

Direct donations to JIS Peduli to support Central Sulawesi can be made to the account listed below. For donations from outside Indonesia, there are a number of affordable, easy online methods for transferring funds internationally such as TransferWise, OFX, Xoom, Moneygram, etc, as an alternative to your normal banking. Please reference B035170 Palu Disaster Relief in transfer comments.

Bank Name: PT. Bank ANZ Indonesia
Bank Address: ANZ Tower 8th Floor, Jl. Jend. Sudirman Kav. 33-A Jakarta 10220, INDONESIA

Beneficiary Name: Jakarta International School Safekeeping Fund
Account Number: 438564-01-00001
Currency: Indonesian Rupiah
Swiftcode: ANZBIDJX

We thank you in advance for your valuable contributions. With your generous support, the entire JIS community can band together to offer much-needed aid to victims of the recent earthquake and tsunami. Please inquire at jispeduli@jisedu.or.id for more information.