Educate and Empower 55 East Bali Mountain Children

by Yayasan Ekoturisme Indonesia
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Educate and Empower 55 East Bali Mountain Children
Educate and Empower 55 East Bali Mountain Children
Educate and Empower 55 East Bali Mountain Children
Educate and Empower 55 East Bali Mountain Children
Educate and Empower 55 East Bali Mountain Children
Educate and Empower 55 East Bali Mountain Children
Educate and Empower 55 East Bali Mountain Children
Educate and Empower 55 East Bali Mountain Children
Educate and Empower 55 East Bali Mountain Children
Educate and Empower 55 East Bali Mountain Children
Educate and Empower 55 East Bali Mountain Children
Educate and Empower 55 East Bali Mountain Children
Educate and Empower 55 East Bali Mountain Children
Educate and Empower 55 East Bali Mountain Children
Educate and Empower 55 East Bali Mountain Children
Educate and Empower 55 East Bali Mountain Children
Educate and Empower 55 East Bali Mountain Children
Educate and Empower 55 East Bali Mountain Children
Educate and Empower 55 East Bali Mountain Children
Educate and Empower 55 East Bali Mountain Children
Educate and Empower 55 East Bali Mountain Children
Educate and Empower 55 East Bali Mountain Children
Educate and Empower 55 East Bali Mountain Children
Educate and Empower 55 East Bali Mountain Children
Educate and Empower 55 East Bali Mountain Children
Educate and Empower 55 East Bali Mountain Children
Educate and Empower 55 East Bali Mountain Children
Educate and Empower 55 East Bali Mountain Children
Educate and Empower 55 East Bali Mountain Children
Educate and Empower 55 East Bali Mountain Children
Educate and Empower 55 East Bali Mountain Children
Educate and Empower 55 East Bali Mountain Children
Educate and Empower 55 East Bali Mountain Children
Educate and Empower 55 East Bali Mountain Children
Educate and Empower 55 East Bali Mountain Children
Educate and Empower 55 East Bali Mountain Children
Educate and Empower 55 East Bali Mountain Children
Educate and Empower 55 East Bali Mountain Children
Educate and Empower 55 East Bali Mountain Children
Educate and Empower 55 East Bali Mountain Children
Educate and Empower 55 East Bali Mountain Children
Educate and Empower 55 East Bali Mountain Children
Educate and Empower 55 East Bali Mountain Children
Educate and Empower 55 East Bali Mountain Children
Educate and Empower 55 East Bali Mountain Children
Educate and Empower 55 East Bali Mountain Children
Educate and Empower 55 East Bali Mountain Children
Educate and Empower 55 East Bali Mountain Children
Educate and Empower 55 East Bali Mountain Children
Educate and Empower 55 East Bali Mountain Children
Educate and Empower 55 East Bali Mountain Children
Educate and Empower 55 East Bali Mountain Children
Educate and Empower 55 East Bali Mountain Children

We are pleased to report that in January, our Pengalusan school renovation, from damage caused by last year’s earthquake, was completed and students were very happy and comfortable to return to studying in their ’new’ classrooms.

Students aged 6-11 years were given their first Covid vaccine on January 3rd,and students aged 12-18 got their second jabs on February 8th

The second semester of the 2021/2022 academic year started on January 3rd and as usual, all students were given new books, pens, pencils, drawing books, coloured pencils, and sanitary kits of masks and hand sanitizer and we resumed Balinese traditional dance lessons for all students, practicing the Sekar Jagat, Puspanjali, Merak Angelo and Panyembrahma dances. In Art classes, students are given more practice in drawing with free themes and incredibly, a 7th grade Pengalusan student, Anom,painted a temporary Bamboo A-frame shelter, that we will use for fundraising purposes.

On 7 February,students were back to online classes due to the rapid spread of the Covid Omicron variant in Bali, but thanks to great efforts of Balinese people, on March 8th schools re-opened,returning to normal face-to-face classes.

Grade 12 students Final Exams

From March,students in grade 12 focused on preparing themselves for their National Exams by doing practice questions with the aim to improve their readiness and confidence for the real exam. And finally,from April 11th-14th, 2022 they sat their exams and completed all successfully, we all hope! 

This month students are also preparing for performances such as Balinese dance, poetry, and music for the annual event to celebrate National Education Day on May 2nd, 2022, which we will cover in our next report.  

EMpower Extra-Curricular Youth Empowerment program 

In January, all our 11th and 12th grade students were given a psychology test to determine their interests and talents to help them prepare future plans after graduating from high school. For example, if they hope to continue their studies, they can choose the right major and if they plan to seek jobs, it helps them choose the type of work they want.

Year 7 EMpower class started on February 3rd with the theme “Reproductive Health” for the new student and Photovoices for returning students, in collaboration with Photovoices International.

This April, our team are meeting with all students’ parents to establish voluntary parents’ committee whose purpose is to serve as a forum for parents to channel their aspirations to the school especially for preventing student from dropping out.

Finally, we continued providing monthly staple food packages until February 2022 to ensure all students get adequate nutritional intake during COVID-19. 

Thank you to all donors who have always faithfully supported us so that we can still continue our remote schools’ integrated education programs. 

Covid-19 vaccinations
Covid-19 vaccinations
Checking student's temperature
Checking student's temperature
All students were given new books, pens, etc
All students were given new books, pens, etc
We resumed Balinese traditional dance lessons
We resumed Balinese traditional dance lessons
Grade 12 students Final Exams
Grade 12 students Final Exams
A psychology test to determine their interests
A psychology test to determine their interests
Extra-Curricular Youth Empowerment program
Extra-Curricular Youth Empowerment program
Monthly staple food packages
Monthly staple food packages
Pengalusan school renovation
Pengalusan school renovation
Painted a temporary Bamboo A-frame shelter
Painted a temporary Bamboo A-frame shelter
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As we reported in August, our students celebrated the 76th Indonesian Independence Day on August 17th by holding a virtual competition that students participated from home due to the Covid pandemic, after judging by teachers and management, we are pleased to share information on the winners, as follows: Story writing competition for senior high school: Pengalusan’s Senen won 2nd place;  Painting competition for primary school: Jatituhu students Aryadi and Gotra won the first and second place respectively.

From August through to the beginning of October Pengalusan and Jatituhu students at all levels continued remote learning due to the Covid-19 pandemic until 11th October 11th 2021 - the happiest for all of our students: finally our governor allows all schools to open and conduct restricted face to face learning with applying strict health protocols. This decision was taken because the number of Covid-19 cases especially in Bali had decrease. All students learn based on schedule given.

The joy of coming back to schools was short-lived however! On October 16th at 4.20am an earthquake with a magnitude of 4.8 occurred rocking all of Ban village and destroying many houses with others suffering minor to heavy damage. In Pengalusan there were 2 students who were severely affected: One girl’s home was completely destroyed and a boy’s house was badly cracked; while in Jatituhu 7 students were affected. EBPP is currently seeking funding to provide temporary bamboo A-frame shelters for all families’ whose homes were destroyed by the earthquake. 

EBPP also conducted observations through counselling by the psychology teacher to determine the level of trauma and the psychological state of the students, then continued with Trauma Healing activities from a professional psychology counselling team.

From 15 – 19 November, all students took their first semester exam  to determine student competence and on November 26th 2021, all students were given gifts of Balinese sarongs and bamboo drinking straws, donated by Ms Twone from her Eco-Living Bali store, forced to close due to the pandemic. Thanks for your support for our students in this rainy season.

On December 6th, the EBPP teachers started the plastic awareness training campaign for students in all schools. This campaign is a program from Mudfish No Plastic to give EBPP students self-awareness to participate in reducing the use of single-use plastics in their daily lives. At the end, each student was given a prizes of a reusable water bottle – designed and provided by Mudfish No Plastic - as a replacement for plastic bottles.

On December 9th, 2021, the students from Pengalusan received the second dose of Covid-19 vaccine from the government after getting the first dose of vaccine on July 19, 2021. And on December 17th all students will receive school book report as to end this semester and as a result of their study performance during the first semester.

The EMpower Extracurricular program continued, remotely, with creative activities students’ selected of painting, singing, composing songs, cooking with ingredients from one's own garden, English class, communication, photography, and sports, as well as computer learning with the themes such as Microsoft Office and the introduction of Internet.

EBPP continued providing monthly staple food packages to all students during Covid-19 since May 2020, with this month, December being the 20th month, as all our students’ families are still suffering an economic crisis due to the pandemic and – recently the earthquake.

We are very grateful for GlobalGiving Crowd funding who keep supporting us through our hardship and struggles. We hope 2022 would be a much better year.

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Our teachers deliver materials to students' homes
Our teachers deliver materials to students' homes

Since the COVID-19 pandemic started in March 2020, EBPP Pengalusan and Jatituhu schools’middle and high school have studied online through WhatsApp groups whilst for elementary students, our teachers deliver materials to students’ homes three times a week, accompanied by our local tutors.

We are also pleased to report that, due to the generosity of donors, we’ve managed to continue providing monthly food staple packages to all students and their families – who all suffer economic hardships, since May 2020 to help ease the burden of life. In June 2021, we also provided hand sanitizers, tissues and bars of soap to all students to help maintain good sanitation.

In our EMpower – The Emerging Market Foundation (EMpower) extra curricula courses, all of our junior and senior high school girls joined the Girl Fund program, which used Photovoices methodology where they conduct interviews within their communities on gender equality, school dropouts and environmental problems, all of which they documented through photographs and PowerPoint presentation and presented to local and regional government through a photo exhibitions and presentations about these problems and potential on 10th of June 2021, coordinated by EBPP and Photovoices International. All students who participated in this program were very happy, because in the end they were able to present the Photovoices activity successfully even though they had to follow strict health protocols.

In March and April, all our final year elementary, junior and senior high students took their final government standard exams and we’re proud to report that when results were announced in June, all graduated as follows: Senior high school:Jatituhu 1 & Pengalusan 5; Junior high: Jatituhu 3; Elementary: Pengalusan 14. Our other students, took their end-of-semester test on May 24-28 2021, and at the beginning of June, we distributed report books to all students, who proudly took them home to show their happy parents,At the start of the 2021-2022 academic year on 12th July, we registered six new students in 1st Grade at Pengalusan school.

Covid-19 Vaccinations for 12-17 year old Students

To improve immunity in children and prevent transmission of the coronavirus, we are delighted to report thatall Jatituhu and Pengalusan students aged 12-17 years received their first Covid-19 vaccinationon July 23for free. https://www.eastbalipovertyproject.org/ebpp-students-get-first-covid-19-vaccine/

76th Independence Day of the Republic of Indonesia, 17th August 2021

To commemorating Independence Day, which we cannot celebrate by gathering together for our traditional event, EBPP holds a virtual competition according to the level of each student. At the elementary level, there is a painting competition with the theme “the ideal environment around me, at junior high school level, there is a poetry writing competition and reciting on a video with the theme of Independence, and senior high level had a story writing competition with the theme “conserving the natural environment around us”. We are excited to judge the results and award prizes to the winners!

May this success continue to be achieved even in difficult situations like this. We thank all donors, without your help, we could not continue this Education program.

Our teachers deliver materials to students' homes
Our teachers deliver materials to students' homes
Monthly food staple packages to all students
Monthly food staple packages to all students
Monthly food staple packages to all students
Monthly food staple packages to all students
EBPP girl makes presentation to the goverment
EBPP girl makes presentation to the goverment
EBPP girl makes presentation to the goverment
EBPP girl makes presentation to the goverment
Graduation ceremony
Graduation ceremony
Covid-19 Vaccinations for 12-17 year old Students
Covid-19 Vaccinations for 12-17 year old Students
Students find place which have internet signal
Students find place which have internet signal
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Entering January and starting the second semester of the 2020-2021 academic year during the Covid-19 pandemic, all students are still learning from home: high school students online and offline for primary. We’re pleased to report that they are all learning more independently at home and use their spare time to both help their parents and, to relieve their boredom, they’ve enjoyed developing creative activities that vary according to their interests and potential in each hamlet where they live.

Through this opportunity they’ve been producing some pretty good and interesting works. Many have enjoyed learning to create origami art crafts after training and guidance from our teachers, making some unique shapes and a wide range of flowers, etc. Some of our students work in groups (of course by following all health protocols) with friends who live close by, creating some very beautiful origami flower bouquets

In addition to origami, they came up with several creative activities that recycled items such as used plastic bottles, which often litter the environment where they live, with Jatituhu students making flower pots from used bottles and, as it was still the rainy season, they also planted various types of fresh flowers and made attractive home gardens.

Meanwhile, Pengalusan School studentshave been making various handicrafts from bamboo, which is easy to find around their environment, such as dragonflies, steamers, and windmills. In addition, quite a few students have created some very beautiful works of art, according to their interests and also the supporting resources in the environment where they live. Some students also channel their talents through caricature art, drawing caricatures according to their imagination which contain messages to be conveyed to those who see them.

In March, it was time for mid-semester learning evaluation! Tests weredistributed online for junior and senior high school students, while for primary students,test papers are distributed to each house and done individually.

Students’ extracurricular activities, sponsored by EMpower – The Emerging Markets Foundation: The Girl EmpowermentPhotovoices program, for all junior and senior high school girls: students using smartphones to take photos of their family and communities’ activities during the COVID-19 pandemic and conducting basic research on common problems that exist in their respective hamlets; then with the photos, documenting these problems for presentations in an online exhibition. It is hoped that the various government agencies invited to the event can provide the best solution to each problem.

Even though they only learn from home, the spirit of the students is still high. They also continue to work and improve themselves through EBPP’s comprehensive, integrated and relevant programs.

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As we reach the end of the semester for the 2020-2021 school year, EBPP students are still learning from home both offline and online during the Covid-19 Pandemic. For elementary school students learning offline, they were given photocopies of lesson material at their respective homes and fortunately our local tutors from both Pengalusan and Jatituhu schools were available to help if they had difficulty understanding the materials. Meanwhile, junior and senior high school students continued learning online with smartphones (none have computers) using both Google and WhatsApp groups. They can ask the teacher directly if they are having difficulties. To support the smoothness of their online learning, EBPP was able to install an internet antenna at Jatituhu School (no available internet signal for Pengalusan due to their remote Mount Agung location), so that students no longer experience interference with signal problems while studying, and each class has a special learning schedule made by the teachers.

When we held semester exams in mid-December, all students answered all the exam questions from their homes – but that did not deter them from all succeeding!  

Nengah, a Pengalusan 12th grade high school girl said, “Every day I wait for the teacher to deliver the question sheets to my house. When I worked on the questions, I felt joy and sorrow. I am happy because at the time I was working on it I was flexible and I was able to do it after helping my parents’ work. The sadness is that I cannot ask the teacher directly about questions that I don't understand, so I feel confused about answering them.”

In November, it was it is an honor for two of our Pengalusan students who are the most talented young artists when they represented their school in a Bali map painting competition, against two students each from EBPP’s other 5 schools. The criteria for the winner are those who can paint the most accurate copy of the Bali map. It was a very proud moment when the two Pengalusan boys, Nengah, 12th grade student, won 3rd place and, Gede, a 6th Grade elementary student, won First Prize! Gede’s map will be featured in the new culinary book "Bali Kita-Bali Kamu" (Our Bali – Your Bali) written by Mr. Dean, chef-proprietor of two Bali restaurants, to raise funds for EBPP and 4 other Bali charities. As an appreciation, the winners get a special certificate and prize. Congratulations to the students who are doing well!

For EMpower extracurricular lessons, students learnt about Nutrition, taught by EBPP Health Team for seven weeks, key topics being: guidelines for regulating dietary nutrition, the first 1000 days of life, exclusive breastfeeding, introduction to solid food, malnutrition and posyandu. "I am very happy studying in the EMpower class”, said Wayan, a 10th grade high school girl, “because the learning is very fun and I can learn about malnutrition and posyandu. I can practice directly how to fill in the baby’s growth chart health card (KMS). In this lesson I also gained knowledge on how to give babies the right diet according to their age. This information is also very important because I can educate my family at home.”

The learning experience at home is a challenge for all students because they have to struggle independently at home and they must try to find a stable signal to be able to access online learning. Thank you to all donors who have helped so far. In the end all the students said "Merry Christmas and happy new year 2021".

We hope you enjoy THANK YOU and Season Greeting video from our Pengalusan children link here.

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