Website last updated 13/10/2021

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Helping victims of earthquakes and tsunamis

BEATS is principally working in Indonesia partnering with four organisations, YACAN & YASAH who run Children's Homes, YSI who run disaster preparedness training courses and sewing courses for widows, and GBI Church in Ambon who are supporting earthquake victims through a child sponsorship programme and by a home-rebuilding project. The links below will lead you to information on these organisations and their work (information about YASAH can be found on the Sponsor Teachers Page). For more information about BEATS, see the 'About BEATS' page.

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See our new Ambon page for more details on how BEATS is helping people who are struggling with the aftermath of the September 2019 earthquake and also the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. Early in August 2021 BEATS sent further funds for plywood, tarpaulins and basic supplies and food. These were distributed to the remaining 31 families in the village of Tengah-Tengah, which is at the eastern end of Ambon Island, and also to 24 families in nearby Tial village. (See photos left & right).

The earthquake damaged and destroyed many dwellings and left many people living in dire circumstances. BEATS are partnering with a church in Ambon, initially providing food parcels, tarpaulins and plywood. BEATS has now launched two new projects: a child sponsorship programme to help children to be educated, and fundraising to help people rebuild their homes. Please help these families to rebuild their homes, lives and future. Email enquiries@beatscharity.co.uk

Local artist Roger Clark has generously donated a selection of his artwork which has been made available as greetings cards to be sold in aid of BEATS. The selection has a variety of subjects, including some excellent views around West Sussex and Hampshire. The cards are available from BEATS for a donation (minimum £1 each, plus postage at cost if applicable). Click here to see the main collection; Click here to see the Winter Scenes selection. Contact us at enquiries@beatscharity.co.uk in order to arrange purchase.

In February BEATS provided funding for furnishings for the new buildings recently constructed. The money was used to install bunk beds, tables and shelving in the new buildings shown in the adjacent photographs. Not forgetting, of course, the all important safety railings alongside the fish pond! See the YACAN Page for more photographs.

Early in 2020, the Indonesian government decided to more than double the minimum wage of all school teachers in North Sumatra. BEATS currently pay the salaries of all the High School teachers at YASAH Children's Home School (known locally as Anastasia School) and the staff at the YACAN Children's Home. BEATS currently has a 50% shortfall of regular funding. Please consider helping support this valuable work; by contributing to teachers salaries you will be helping to give scores of children a good quality education. See our 'Sponsor Teachers' page for more information. Photos: (left) 3 of the YACAN students who graduated in September 2019 with some of the staff, and (right) a Senior High School lesson at YASAH school.

Give to BEATS using a bank transfer, get the details via the link above or 'click here'. Cheques can be made payable to 'BEATS' (UK sterling only), and sent to Mrs S Page (BEATS), 47, Arnold Way, Bosham W. Sussex PO18 8NJ. If you have not already done so download, complete and return a Gift Aid form in PDF format, or download as a word document if you pay tax; BEATS will receive an extra 25% from the government at no extra cost to you.

The personal nature of the relationships between BEATS and its partner organisations enables sponsors to communicate easily with those they sponsor. The children and teachers alike really appreciate receiving letters, as can be seen in the adjoining photographs. Click on the links above to find out how to sponsor a child or teacher.

Sponsor teachers at YASAH Children's Home The photo on the right is Year 10. Sponsor Teachers

Sponsor a child at YACAN Children's Home. YACAN home-school up to Year 8 (left) Sponsor a Child

Note: BEATS will always strive to ensure that donations are used as requested, but reserve the right to allocate them elsewhere should circumstances dictate.

B.E.A.T.S. registered charity Nº. 1122133 Contact us at enquiries@beatscharity.co.uk