Free Neil and Ferdi

Dear EARCOS community members,

We would like to take this opportunity to say thank you for all the support we have received from so many members of EARCOS and international school teachers across the globe. We feel fortunate to be part of such a strong and caring community.

Throughout this ordeal we have been determined to remain positive and hopeful that truth and justice will prevail. Your messages of support have given us the strength to continue our fight. Your actions have served as an example, to all of our students, of the importance of integrity, kindness and indomitable spirit.

This situation has afforded us the opportunity for reflection and it is our belief that the work of teachers is of the utmost importance to society. Your acts of compassion and camaraderie only further reinforce this belief.

We would like to acknowledge the support and assistance we have and continue to receive from the Canadian Embassy in Jakarta and Global Affairs in Ottawa. If you are wondering how you can help you can reach out to the Canadian Government to express your concern and support for our case. Every correspondence is added to our file which strengthens the government's resolve to ensure a timely and appropriate conclusion to this situation. Contact information can be found on our website.

Tracy and Neil Bantleman