On the weekend of 15/16 October a special collection at all Masses will be taken up for LAP, the Indonesian-based charity that our parishioners have been supporting for the past nine years..
LAP is a small team who care for children living with HIV/AIDS in the very poorest slum areas of Jakarta. You can see in the images above some of the children in a happy mood – despite the appalling conditions in which they live, made even worse by the Corona virus pandemic. Below are some updates from the LAP Team.
Currently, LAP is caring for 113 HIV children. 91 of them live in Jakarta and greater Jakarta and receivednutritional support from us. The rest of the kids live outside Jakarta (Sumatera, West Java, East Java, Bali, and Sulawesi) and received support from our online psychosocial activities.
All of our teenagers have received the COVID-19 vaccine. Some of our kids aged 6-11 already received their second dose.
During this pandemic time, we monitor the condition of our children through online communication (chat, call, and video call).
Home visits are only made for families who do not have a mobile phone. With health safety protocol, our case managers still stand by at the hospital to get ARV for the children and accompany several kids who need to be tested for Viral Load. They also have to distribute the nutrition support for our kids.
Even though we work from home, we still hold our bi-weekly coordination online meetings to get update of our children and our online activities.
If you are unable to attend Mass on the 15/16th weekend and would like to assist LAP with their work you can make a donation directly to the following parish account established specifically for contributions to LAP
BSB 083347, ACCOUNT NO. 546358602, ACCOUNT NAME: OLMC CHURCH ACCOUNT – LAP DONATION.
Thank you for your wonderful generosity over the past nine years.
Parish LAP Fundraising Team.