“You can crush my legs
But not my dreams
You can paralyse my hands
But not my dreams
You can steal my smile
But only for a while
You can tear my heart apart
But I know how to pick it back up
Strong people, that’s us
Resilient souls, that’s us”
In this season, the world seems to be spinning slower on its axis. Our whole systems have temporarily sunken deep into the unknown, surrounding us with many uncertainties, delays, or even cancellations.
But, fear not, because seasons change. Although it is important for us to be informed with the latest news and information, we sometimes need to redirect our eyes and look at the right things, too. To take our eyes off the screens and look at the books we haven’t set our eyes on for a while. To look at the people in our house who we haven’t had eye contact with for so long. To look up at the sky and soak up as much of that vitamin D as we can while we’re not stuck behind our desks.
Look at the beauty around you. Look after your own wellbeing, but also look to others, because when we look to each other — that’s how we find strength. In this season, we can save the world by staying at home, and we can also save the world by giving strength to the people we know are struggling. Give as much of it as we can, while we have some extra time on our hands.
With that, we have made this special video and we hope this could put a smile on your face. For those who would like to do the same — to take action, lend a hand, and forward some kindness. Here, we’ve compiled a list of platforms you might want to consider.
Kitabisa.com (Indonesia) – Essential supplies and food for the front line workers, public disinfectant and disinfectant chambers in public places. Donate by 31 May 2020. https://kitabisa.com/campaign/indonesialawancorona
Unicef Indonesia (Indonesia) – Protective packages to frontline workers through the government, spreading information on the prevention of Covid-19, and providing enough food for children to be safe from Covid-19. https://www.supportunicefindonesia.org/oneoff-donate/bantu-unicef-melawan-coronavirus-covid-19?donate_type=2&donate_nominal=250.000
WHO (World Health Organization) (Global) – To track and understand the virus; to ensure patients get the care they need and frontline workers get essential supplies and information; and to accelerate efforts to develop vaccines, tests, and treatments. https://covid19responsefund.org/
Global Giving (Global) – Send doctors, nurses, and other front line responders to communities in need. Give essential supplies to hospitals in need. Deliver essential items to struggling families. https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/coronavirus-relief-fund/
Your kindness and empathy will be strongly felt by the parties in need. They might not be able to express their gratitude directly to you, so please accept our gratitude for making the world a better place, even through your screens.