07 August 2017
UPH Cares for Children Cancer Patients
On April 6, 2017, Student Life of Universitas Pelita Harapan (UPH) held a charity concert, 'EleFaith', which aims to help children with cancer.
Symbolization of UPH's contribution to the Indonesia's Cancer Foundations present in the EleFaith Concert. (from left to right) Vice Rector of Student Affairs Universitas Pelita Harapan (UPH) Dr. Curtis Jay Taylor (right) together with the representative of Yayasan Kasih Anak Kanker Indonesia (YKAKI) Nugroho Saleh (second from right), and the representative of Yasasan Onkologi Anak Indonesia (YOAI).
 

On April 6, 2017, Student Life of Universitas Pelita Harapan (UPH) held a charity concert, 'EleFaith', which aims to help children with cancer. The concert featured 10 UPH Student Activity Clubs (UKM) performing in forms of songs, dances, choirs, and accompanied by UPH Orchestra. There was also a showcase presenting the activities of UPH students during their service to the children cancer patients, as well as testimonies from parents of and cancer survivors. This event was attended by nearly a thousand people, by which the funds collected from ticket sales will then be donated to foundations for children with cancer. The fundraising was also done through sales of donation cards worth Rp. 25,000 and Rp. 50,000. The target thought to reach was an estimation of 60 million rupiah.

 

EleFaith concert is a part of the UPH student community program which ran from March to April 2017 involving various forms of activities, including fundraisings, visits to 3 foundations for children with cancers, "Chilldren Cancer Alert" seminars, as well as photo exhibitions and concerts.

 

The community service program visited 3 foundations for children with cancers, namely: Yayasan Anyo Indonesia (YAI), Yayasan Onkologi Anak Indonesia (YOAI), and Yayasan Kasih Anak Kanker Indonesia (YKAKI). During the visits, students organised activities and events for the patients there to encourage and share joy with them.

 

Meanwhile, a seminar was held for studentsin with the aim to raise awareness for cancer, so as to enable them to understand and recognise the symptoms and causes of cancer in its early stages. This event is hoped to inform students and encourage them to do check-ups for any early cancer detection not only for them, but also to care for the health of the people around them. According to the event organiser Sheillac, a student of Communication Science 2013, the theme that the EleFaith programme brings, is the spiritual message of God's love to human beings regardless of human's tendency to deviate from and against Him. However, God never leaves His people alone, and always gives grace to humans to repent and fulfill God's call.

 

This event is wholeheartedly supported by the heads of the university as well as the student body. "UPH students are enthusiastic in their support towards the EleFaith concert and participating in this children cancer campaign. Awareness, support, and leadership constitute and create a culture full of compassion and healing to aid and support the severe reality of childhood cancer that needs tremendous help", said Pdt. Albert Mitchell moore, Vice Rector for Student Affairs.

 

This program serves to reflect the holistic education held by UPH, aiming to produce graduates who have the vision for transformation towards their community and becoming citizens who are aware and caring towards one another. (Rh)

 

The performances done by the UKMs of UPH that fills the merriness of the EleFaith Concert

 

Source: (www.uph.edu) UPH Media Relations

Translated by Student Life UPH

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