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Heroes Legacy Program: Indonesia

Caring for the children of healthcare and essential workers who died fighting the pandemic


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Our Mission

Give2Asia’s Heroes Legacy Program directly supports the children of frontline workers who lost their lives providing medical care and essential services during the COVID pandemic. By supporting the development of these deserving children, we also honor and remember their parents' sacrifice.

The Need

The impact of losing one or both parents on the children left behind is severe. As COVID-19 has spread across the world, many frontline and essential workers who have lost their lives fighting the pandemic leave behind children who now need additional support and resources for their development.

The Solution

The Heroes Legacy Program in Indonesia will provide support for affected children through mental health services and enrichment activities; educational support to help students stay and succeed in school; workshops to build career-relevant skills; and skill-building workshops for caretakers.

Our Impact

Our partners have identified 250 children in Indonesia for the Heroes Legacy program. Your donations will support the development of these deserving children and work to ensure that society remembers and honors their parents' sacrifice.

Program Overview

Give2Asia’s Signature Heroes Legacy Program directly supports the children of frontline workers who lost their lives providing medical care and essential services during the COVID pandemic. Heroes Legacy has been piloted in China since 2020 and has impacted the lives of over 150 children, raising US$3M to support their development. Give2Asia is now expanding Heroes Legacy to Indonesia, where many frontline workers have passed and left behind children without one or both parental figures.

Give2Asia is partnering with PKPU (Yayasan Pos Keadilan Peduli Ummat) Human Initiative and YCAB Foundation in Indonesia to deliver psychosocial, education, and workforce skills development support to honor the sacrifices of these essential workers and care for their children’s futures. The program will support an estimated 250 children over three years, with the potential to help many more children after the initial cohort is served.

Program Deep-Dive

Essential workers served critical roles during Indonesia’s COVID-19 lockdowns. Healthcare workers provided medical care to patients, and other frontline workers provided transportation, sanitation, and food services to allow cities to function. As a result of their duties, these essential workers were at high risk of contracting the novel coronavirus. Many essential workers who passed had young or adolescent children. By official counts, 1,200 frontline healthcare workers in Indonesia lost their lives fighting COVID-19. The true number of deceased essential workers in Indonesia is likely to be far higher, as this figure only includes healthcare workers.

Many families of these deceased frontline workers are facing financial difficulty, and they have just experienced immense loss in this challenging time. To honor those who died battling COVID-19, the Heroes Legacy Program aims to provide support for the children of these heroes, both emotionally and developmentally. Give2Asia will partner with Human Initiative and YCAB Foundation to carry out this program.

The Heroes Legacy Indonesia program will focus on three pillars of impact tailored to the needs of the children in each country: Psychosocial Development, Education, and Workforce Skills Development. Child development programs provided to the children will include:

Psychosocial Development

  • Meetings with mental health professionals and counselors
  • Extracurricular activities, including enrichment trips
  • Character-building and life skills training


  • Educational and learning support, including supplementary courses, to help children stay in school
  • Scholarships for children’s school tuition and tertiary education
  • School kits comprised of essential educational items
  • Mentors who provide tutoring outside of school to help students succeed academically and build confidence in their abilities

Workforce Skills Development

  • Financial literacy training, digital marketing mentoring, and tailored certification training for caregivers
  • Courses for youth in competencies related to their future careers, including English, digital skills, and entrepreneurship
  • Soft skills workshops to enhance the employability of youth upon graduation and connect youth with resources to optimize their job search

Other supplementary supports provided by the Heroes Legacy program include medical check-ups, health supplements, and parenting and communication education for caregivers.

How You Can Help

Join us in supporting the children of frontline heroes in Indonesia and honoring the lives of workers who lost their lives in this ongoing fight against COVID-19.

Individual donors can give using a variety of payment methods using the buttons at the top of this page. For large gifts or corporate giving opportunities, please contact our international grantmaking team.


About Give2Asia

Give2Asia is a trusted partner for international philanthropy and the leader in donor-advised giving to the Asia-Pacific. Our mission is to strengthen communities in Asia by making cross-border giving easier and more effective. Since 2001, Give2Asia has facilitated more than US$535 million of charitable grants across 30+ countries.

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