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<ul><li><p>Helping Children Build Dreams 1 </p><p>Red Nose FoundationAnnual Report 2012</p></li><li><p>2 The Red Nose Foundation Annual Report 2012</p><p>Yayasan Hidung Merah is a regis-tered non-profit organization based in </p><p>Jakarta, Indonesia. Red Nose Foundation is also a regis-tered non-profit in America and is a 501(c)3 Tax Exempt Organization.</p><p>You can donate by bank transfer via Bank Mandiri in Indonesia or Wells </p><p>Fargo Bank in America. Donations made to RNF in America are </p><p>Tax Deductible.</p><p>Bank MandiriAccount Name: Yayasan Hidung Merah</p><p>Account number: 122-00-0548439-2SWIFT Code: BMRIIDJA</p><p>Bank Address: Jakarta Wisma Metro-politan I</p><p>Jl. Jend. Sudirman Kav. 29Jakarta 12920</p><p>Wells Fargo BankAccount Name: Red Nose Foundation</p><p>Account number: 171-2320-322SWIFT Code: WFBIUS6S</p><p>Contact detailsRed Nose Foundation</p><p>Yayasan Hidung MerahJalan Pondok Hijau 2, #33-35</p><p>Pondok Indah, 12930http://www.rednosefoundation.org/</p><p>info@rednosefoundation.org</p><p>Connect with the Red Nose Foundation</p><p>on Twitter, Facebook, Wordpress and Flickr. </p><p>For media enqurieis or more information, or to join our newsletter mailing list, </p><p>contact Jacqueline Wales, Communications Manager, on: jacqui@rednosefoundation.org </p><p>Red Nose Foundation ...................................................4 - 5</p><p>Letter From the Executive Director ...................................6</p><p>Sponsors and Supporters ...................................................7</p><p>The Five Pillar Programs .............................................8 - 9</p><p>2012 Highlights ........................................................10 - 11</p><p>The Red Nose Team .................................................12 - 13</p><p>The Power of Circus..................................................14 - 15</p><p>The Rough Life ........................................................16 - 17</p><p>Do The Hokey Pokey! ..............................................18 - 19</p><p>One Red Nose Student Prepares </p><p>for the Trip of a Lifetime .................................................20</p><p>Providing Partial Scholarships for Children In Need ..... 21</p><p>Tissue Tricks in Thailand .........................................22 - 23</p><p>ASCA and Cirque du Monde ...........................................24</p><p>Board of Directors ...........................................................25</p><p>Beyond 2012 ............................................................26 - 27</p><p>Budget and Expenses .......................................................28</p><p>Table of Contents</p></li><li><p>Helping Children Build Dreams 3 </p><p>Transcending Boundaires Through PlayRed Nose Foundations mission is to support the </p><p>educational and personal development of children living in underprivileged circumstances </p><p>and to promote the empowerment of youth through arts while assisting them to become </p><p>positive contributors to society.Red Nose Foundation strives to be a pioneering </p><p>creative force behind education advocacy and rehabilitation. Red Nose Foundation offers a </p><p>safe place for children to explore, experiment and get educated.</p></li><li><p>4 The Red Nose Foundation Annual Report 2012</p><p>The foundation runs a number of different programs aimed at improving the quality of life of its participants and the wider community. </p><p>Red Nose Foundation has five pillar programs:Arts and Education Outreach Program , the foundations flagship program, which has centers in Cilincing and Bintaro-Lama;Hidung Merah Performance Troupe , for the most advanced RNF students; Sponsorship and Scholarship program , connecting sponsors with individual children to help fund their education;School Renovation program , helping to rebuild public school facilities with the support of corporate sponsors; Red Nose Relief , a performance group that travels to conflict or disaster-affected areas in Indonesia to provide emotional relief to children and families.</p><p>Red Nose Foundation (Yayasan Hidung Merah) is a non-profit arts and education organization active in Jakarta, Indonesia. </p><p>Red Nose Foundation (RNF), established in 2008, works at the grass roots level, predominately within two village communities in Jakarta: Cilincing, in North Jakarta, and Bintaro Lama, in South Ja-karta. Since it was established, the foundation has grown in size and capacity, and it continues to grow. </p><p>TheRed Nose</p><p>Foundation</p></li><li><p>Helping Children Build Dreams 5 </p><p>Through these pillar programs, RNF reaches thousands of children and their families. In 2012, the Arts and Education Outreach Program had 190 participants; the Scholarship program helped 480 children; the School Renovation program reached 750; the Hidung Merah Performance Troupe performed for 7,000 people; and the Red Nose Relief performance group performed for 1,200. </p><p>None of this would be possible without RNFs staff, sponsors and supporters. In 2012, RNF raised Rp. 2,033,752,163 (US$211,298) to fund its arts and education outreach program and provide scholarships to children in need. While funds are contributed to the foundation through a number of avenues, the main sources of RNFs income are: corporate partnerships (45%); scholarship funds (32%); and individual dona-tions and fundraising events (12%).</p><p>As it continues to grow, public knowledge and awareness of the foundation, and its reputation, continues to strengthen. The foundation is well known to a number of communities in Jakarta, and often attracts the attention of local and regional media. As another sign of the foundations growing significance, in 2012 RNF was accepted as a member of the Cirque du Monde international social circus network of Cirque du Soleil.</p><p>In 2013 and beyond, the foundation intends to expand and increase its impact on the lives of underprivi-leged children in Jakarta. With the support of its sponsors and supporters, RNF will continue to provide chil-dren with a safe place to be educated, have fun, and explore new possibilities. </p><p>Education is the most powerful weapon </p><p>which you can use to change the world- Nelson Mandela</p></li><li><p>6 The Red Nose Foundation Annual Report 2012</p><p>I remember well, six years ago, sitting in my living room in Chicago with my two close buddies discussing this wild idea of coming back to Indonesia and introducing the idea of social circus to children in a country Ive always held close to my heart. Im not sure that anyone took me seriously at that point. In fact, Im not sure I took myself seriously. Nonetheless, I decided to take a leap into unknown territory and devote the next portion of my life to creating a program that could really make a difference in the lives of chil-dren. I really had no idea what I was getting into.</p><p>There have certainly been plenty of bumps along the way, and Red Nose is by no means a finished product, but I believe that from that initial idea, which has evolved, we are making a difference. Whether its simply giving a child an opportunity to smile for the afternoon, giving a young woman confidence and courage that she may hold with her even if her opportunities are limited, or giving a young man the strength to stay in school even if he isnt the smartest kid in the class, and reject the dangerous temptations that are so carelessly flaunted in front of him by his peers. The underlying mission of our organization is to equip these children with the weapons they need to combat ignorance, provide them with the tools they need to take control of their own future, and empower them to rise above whatever life throws their way. On this front, I believe that Red Nose has succeeded and will continue to succeed. </p><p>During 2013, we will be preparing the Red Nose organization to expand far beyond its current reach. One of our biggest obstacles is a space. We currently borrow rooms to teach in, but these rooms are small and have limitations, thus limiting our ability to ac-cept more students. Together with the Kick Andy Foundation and many other sponsors, Red Nose Foundation is developing the North Jakarta Community Center for Children. The NJCCC will be a beautiful community space in the middle of the dirtiest slum in the city, where children can play, learn and socialize in a safe and clean environment. Red Noses new North Jakarta home will also be available for use by other NGOs and groups championing the rights of children to help further their mission to promote childrens empowerment, education, advocacy, health, safety and sanitation. If all goes to plan, Red Nose will break ground in the fall of 2013 and open the Community Centers doors by the end of the year. </p><p>We are continuously evaluating the effectiveness of our programs and our capacity to make a difference in the lives of children. With this in mind, we hope to begin replicat-ing our programs and introducing them into new slum communities across Jakarta by mid-2014. </p><p>There have been many success stories over the years, and we look forward to sharing more with you as they unravel and develop. While much of the future is still unknown, what I do know is that none of this could have been done alone. I share theses successes with all our volunteers, interns, pro-bono service providers, sponsors, donors, and most of all my wonderful team. Thank you to everyone who has supported us over the past five years. I believe in what we are doing, and I often say this, but its the truth and is no less relevant now: I couldnt do this without your support. </p><p>Letter from the </p><p>Executive Director</p><p>Dan RobertsFounder &amp; Executive Director</p></li><li><p>Helping Children Build Dreams 7 </p><p>Thank you to all of you who have supported Red Nose over the years. From individual donations to those offering their services and resources to corporate sponsorship </p><p> it all matters and makes a difference for the foundation and its students.In particular we would like to thank the following individuals and groups for their support:</p><p>Rangga Rinjani (Photographer), Aditya Adit (Photographer), Lisa Aulia (Designer), Fitri Antoni, Koshu Kunii, Alex Gretchen, Emily Cousins, Matheus Ferri, </p><p>Julia Teichmann, Judy Middelburg, Alex Bradford, Gijs Daemen, Bob Scholten, Ferdinand Tobing , Cristina Gomez, Andrea Ousley</p><p>Platinum Partners</p><p>Supporters</p><p>Volunteers</p></li><li><p>8 The Red Nose Foundation Annual Report 2012</p><p>The Arts and Education Outreach Program is the foundations flagship program. 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. </p><p>The foundations managers and teachers make a point of getting to know the families of the programs partici-pants to ensure that they have an in-depth understanding of the childs 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.</p><p>Students take up to 15 hours of education and arts class-es 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.</p><p>Ultimately, through this program, RNF aims to educate and empower its students, and help them become positive contributors to society. </p><p>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.</p><p>In April 2012, Red Nose Relief joined forces with three performers from Clowns Without Borders (USA) and travelled to the Mentawai Islands in Su-matra to perform 15 shows in 15 differ-ent villages for more than 1,200 people over ten days.</p><p>Since 2008, Red Nose Relief has per-formed for almost 60,000 people across Indonesia, including in Aceh, Padang Pari-aman, Merapi, Bali, Jakarta and Mentawai.</p><p>ThePillar</p><p>Programs</p></li><li><p>Helping Children Build Dreams 9 </p><p>The Hidung Merah Performance Troupe is made up of the most advanced RNF circus students. The troupe is designed to be a creative outlet for the students and is an opportunity for the performers to hone their athletic abili-ties. </p><p>The children practice tricks such as juggling, clowning, acrobatics, and aerial silk (aerial acrobatics using suspended fabric). Working with their circus teachers, the troupe choreographs routines to perform at events.</p><p>Every Sunday, the troupe attends a training session at the Jakarta Inter-national School (JIS) in South Jakarta (the school provides the facilities and transport to and from the school free of charge).</p><p>The troupe is often booked to perform at public and private events, and is also sometimes invited to perform on television. In 2012, the troupe per-formed for a total of 7,000 children and their families. Fees from troupes shows contributed 7% to the foundations overall income in 2012.</p><p>RNFs Sponsor a Child Program, launched in 2011, allows a do- nor to support a child within the foundations Arts and Education Outreach Program. Child sponsorship covers the cost of all materials and fees for their participation in the program. </p><p>Sponsorship in 2012 was Rp. 250,000 per month. The students family is also requested to contribute a small percentage to support their child in the program. Sponsorship can be paid monthly, quarterly or yearly. Donors receive a photograph of the child they choose to spon-sor as well as regular updates of the childs progress and activities at RNF.</p><p>RNFs Full Education Scholarship pro-gram helps to pay for a childs formal educa-tion. Each scholarship covers an individual childs school fees and all other related ex-penses such as schoolbooks, writing utensils, uniforms, and extra-curricular activities. </p><p>Children who have been participating in the foundations Arts and Education Out-reach 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 </p><p>grade point average. The students family is also encouraged to contribute a percentage of the monthly school tuition fee as a sign of their commitment to education.</p><p>By the end of 2012, 42 RNF students had a full education scholarship. At the beginning of 2012, 49 students were awarded a full scholarship. However, during the course of the year, seven students dropped out. In 2012, RNF achieved an 85% retention rate.</p><p>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). </p><p>Partial Scholarships subsidize a childs school fees. In 2012, Prisma PR sponsored 30 partial scholarships and PermataBank sponsored 400 partial scholarships. In total, 430 par-tial scholarships were awarded in 2012.</p><p>RNFs 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 inte-</p><p>rior and exterior of classrooms, paving, and planting gardens. On the day of the renova...</p></li></ul>