Save 45 Vulnerable Youth through Organic Farming

 
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Sep 12, 2014

A Letter from Ikhsan

Scanned Letter
Scanned Letter

Cianjur, 10 July 2014

 

Dear Global Giving Donors,

My name is Ikhsan I am 17 years old. I come Batang, Central Java. I want to say thank you very much to cover all of my expenses for 100 days. This is very amazing/ exited because I learn many things about organic farming, computer, how to speak English language, and learn about the meaning of life.

This experience is very amazing, thanks to give me all experience that. I hope my learning can be useful to my future. I learn from volunteer who come here and give me valuable knowledges, about book keeping, healthy lifstile, money minded, first aid, and many others.

I also one to tell you I will finish my learning program in The Learning Farm on 17 July 2014. It will be a pleasure if you atten to my graduation in The Learning Farm.

Please wish me luck for my next life steep.

 

The best regards,

Ikhsan

Ikhsan Takes Care of Animal
Ikhsan Takes Care of Animal
Ikhsan Presenting His Dream Board
Ikhsan Presenting His Dream Board
Jul 2, 2014

The Learning Farm for the Community

Sharing Waste Management Knowledge
Sharing Waste Management Knowledge

The Learning Farm believes that the healthy life style and preserving nature is not only a task for these youth but also something we need to educate members of the community of Maleber. Previously we have started to involve our students to make Maleber a better village by collecting the garbage around the village on a weekly basis. This act was made more impact by a collaboration with SMP Terbuka Annisaa, which is also located in Maleber Tea Plantation, and International Award for Young People (IAYP) that have eight delegates from La Martiniere School of Kolkata, India, who pursuing their residential project in Maleber. The project was held from 6 – 11 June 2014.

The collaboration provided the students of SMPT Annisaa skills in Waste Management which were taught by TLF students and upcycling skills taught by the Indian delegates. The residential project allowed the SMPT Annisaa students to host Indian delegates in their homes for 5 days, an unforgettable experience for all. This has established a genuine bond between the Indian delegates and their host families.

This has been a meaningful event for every partner. TLF students themselves have the chance to practice their English as well as learn about culture differences, whilst the Indian delegates helped out at the farm and saw a glimpse of real Indonesia. The project led to the establishment of Waste Management System that will be installed in SMPT Annisaa and Maleber community. As a start, IAYP has donated IDR 7.5 million for the project.

Sharing How to Make Compost
Sharing How to Make Compost
Indian Delegate Helped Out at the Farm
Indian Delegate Helped Out at the Farm
The Donation Handover for Waste Management Project
The Donation Handover for Waste Management Project
Apr 16, 2014

Bimo Nurdiyanto, Getting a Second Chance in Life

Bimo is learning at the farm
Bimo is learning at the farm

Bimo is from an orphange in Semarang, Central Java. He was born in 1991 and raised by a woman whom the orphanage supported since he was 2 weeks old. He once traced back his roots and found four cousins, but he never bothered to find his biological mother. “Why bother to find some one who doesn’t want you.” He explained.

He dropped out of Middle School because he was caught drunk in class. After that his life took a turn for the worse. He joined a motorcycle gang. They used to commit armed robbery to steal motorcycles.“I didn’t hesitate to use my knife for violence,” he admitted.

The orphanage sent him to The Learning Farm with the hope he will learn something good. It has been a hard journey for Bimo, as he has had a lot of difficulties controlling his temper and getting along with the other youth. His mentors do their best to guide and support him emotionally and mentally.

The good news is that with the help of a psychologist he has made great strides in anger management. “Where before I used a weapon to inflict violence to make my point, now I try to use language and words." It is a step forward. Bimo voluntarily handed his knife over that he has been keeping in his locker and apologizing for his unaccepted behavior in front of all students and staff. It has been quite a journey, and we wish Bimo strength and courage as he faces his demons and learns the value of hard work at the Learning Farm.

Bimo and friends
Bimo and friends
Feb 3, 2014

Batch 18 is in the House!

Batch 18 students
Batch 18 students

Meet our newest family members, the Batch 18 students. Thirty-two new faces have commenced their learning on 13 December 2013 with various background and geographical origins. They come from Nias, South Sumatra, Jakarta, Banten, Wonogiri, Kalimantan, Flores... and for the first time we have students from Papua!

They have spent a few days of in the Induction Program to get to know each other, the TLF programs and the local environment a little better. Pak Hendri from Maleber Tea Plantation came to introduce the plantation and its activities and our staff also delivered a Personal Hygiene module to the students that was provided by P.T. Unilever.

"I dropped out from first grade of Junior High School when there was a flood last year. I used to steal and insult other people. I want to learn at The Learning Farm because I want to learn organic farming, a proper way to take care of the earth and grow food. Maybe it will help me to turn over a new leaf," Says Akinus, a 16-year-old from Papua when writing an introduction letter to his sponsor.

 It is a beautiful start and we are looking forward to transforming these wonderful youth. Happy learning Batch 18!

Akinus from Papua
Akinus from Papua
Getting to know each other activity
Getting to know each other activity
Pre test
Pre test
Dec 9, 2013

Batch 17 Graduates

Graduates p1
Graduates p1

After 100 days of learning and studying organic agriculture at The Learning Farm, it was time for batch 17 students to continue their life journey. There were 36 students from the Basic Program and 5 students from the Advanced Program graduated on 27 November 2013.

On the eve of the graduation a number of awards were presented, the winners of several competitions were announced and many presents were exchanged. Despite having completed all of their lessons at the farm, this is really just the beginning of many more lessons in life. A new chapter in the lives of these 41 graduates has now begun. Farewell and good luck, guys!

Graduates p2
Graduates p2
Best graduates
Best graduates
The graduates and TLF staff
The graduates and TLF staff

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Femilya Handra

Cianjur, Jawa Barat Indonesia

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