Support Teachers in Remote Village of East Bali

by Yayasan Ekoturisme Indonesia
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Support Teachers in Remote Village of East Bali
Support Teachers in Remote Village of East Bali
Support Teachers in Remote Village of East Bali
Support Teachers in Remote Village of East Bali
Support Teachers in Remote Village of East Bali
Support Teachers in Remote Village of East Bali
Support Teachers in Remote Village of East Bali
Support Teachers in Remote Village of East Bali
Support Teachers in Remote Village of East Bali
Support Teachers in Remote Village of East Bali
Support Teachers in Remote Village of East Bali
Support Teachers in Remote Village of East Bali
Support Teachers in Remote Village of East Bali
Support Teachers in Remote Village of East Bali
Support Teachers in Remote Village of East Bali
Support Teachers in Remote Village of East Bali
Support Teachers in Remote Village of East Bali
Support Teachers in Remote Village of East Bali
Support Teachers in Remote Village of East Bali
Support Teachers in Remote Village of East Bali
Support Teachers in Remote Village of East Bali
Support Teachers in Remote Village of East Bali
Support Teachers in Remote Village of East Bali
Support Teachers in Remote Village of East Bali
Support Teachers in Remote Village of East Bali
EBPP Teachers preparing the teaching materials
EBPP Teachers preparing the teaching materials

Being a teacher and educating children in our own village is something that is very pleasant and rewarding for those who like this job: teaching in the classroom whereas some people prefer learning than teaching. As a teacher at EBPP, supported by GlobalGiving donors, we must have extensive teaching insights and understand the learning characteristics of her/his students, so that teachers can be creative and use different methods in teaching. As time goes on, EBPP teachers keep innovating their teaching techniques, such as: learning through research in libraries, learning through games, learning English through art - as inspired by one of our volunteers, making artwork utilizing nature’s potential, composing songs related with nature and human life, and many other techniques.

Computer-based National Exams

One of the teacher’s most important tasks is assisting students to prepare and be ready to face the national exam as the real challenge in their school life. Starting this year, the exams are no longer answering question on paper but by using computer! The teacher always put their best effort to help them to be the best they can be and be able to pass the exam.

National Education Day, annually on 2nd May

This year, we held our National Education Day celebrations in EBPP’s Daya Bamboo Centre. The teachers, in collaboration with all our students, prepared many activities such as the opening ceremony to commemorate education heroes, creative art performances, Balinese and modern dance, music performances, poetry reading, and also – for the first time - the fantastic fun competitions of junior high school students creating English words through letters, the winner making the most words in 10 minutes; and the other one was creating English sentences through words for senior high students in 10 minutes. The most fun competition however was the general knowledge quiz for all levels: elementary, junior and senior high. All students enjoyed the celebrations, assisted by EBPP teachers.

“Extra English classes – Please!”

Students’ motivation in learning English encouraged our teachers to offer them extra time to learn English after classes finish – BUT they would have to come down to EBPP staff rooms in Ban office. It was then a wonderful surprise when, without prior notification, EBPP’s Manikaji and Darmaji students came the 5 and 7 kilometres respectively to EBPP Ban office last Thursday, 16th May! They committed and agreed to study after school ended and hopefully their English language skills will rapidly improve.

Many thanks to our GlobalGiving donors for supporting our teachers in our mission. By developing and creating different teaching methodology we as teachers are able to give the children the best start in life. Adapting curricula that work for the children helps them to enjoy learning and we hope they will continue to learn throughout their life.

EBPP teachers assisting students for National Exam
EBPP teachers assisting students for National Exam
EBPP students taking National Exam to graduate
EBPP students taking National Exam to graduate
Teaching learning at EBPP school
Teaching learning at EBPP school
Preparation for Education Day performance
Preparation for Education Day performance
Quiz at Education Day celebration
Quiz at Education Day celebration
Creating English words through letters competition
Creating English words through letters competition
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Tarryn Teaching in jatituhu School
Tarryn Teaching in jatituhu School

REPORT FROM THE FIELD: A Teachers Perspective on Teaching Children in East Bali

By; Eka, EBPP English teacher

I always look forward to school days as day worthwhile days where students can optimize their potentialthrough learning provided by EBPP education program. EBPP teachers always put their best effort to make the students ready for the biggest step in their life. Because education is an essential need for people wherever they are and they must have enough education as their life stock.

My name is Eka, one of EBPP’s 12 high school teachers. I’m from Lombok and joined EBPP in 2011 to teach English from elementary to senior level. I live the beautiful village of Ban with my husband, who is also a teacher in EBPP.

EBPP has 6 schools and every day I go to a different school located on steep roads around Mount Agung and Mount Abang. I really enjoy teaching at EBPP because of the different experiences I have every day, although the road is so difficult and we go on motorbikes on steep and slippery roads. Going to our schools I can also usually see the greatness of Mount Agung from the distance, even though we know that Mount Agung is still on high alert, which means we have to be careful for any unexpected situations. But this situation doesn’t affect our team’s dedication in teaching our lovely students.

One of our biggest motivations to keep teaching is we always know that we are never alone fighting for our students’ better future. We are so thankful to the people who already support, and help us. This month, we get help from Tarryn Biswas, a young teacher and artist from England who is volunteering to teach English through art at all our schools throughout February and March.Tarryn’s lived in Indonesia for over a year now andher program is intended to build on students’ vocabulary and English skills through visualisation. This is a unique technique because the teacher can combine skills and learning methods to provide a form of visual learning that can be delivered to students of all abilities and levels. Tarryn’s presence in EBPP does help us a lot, by giving new knowledge and teaching skill that are beneficial for our education progress in the future. We hope there will be more people like Tarryn who’ll visit and teach us more new knowledge and skill.

Recently, the heavy rains caused many leaks to our Pengalusan School roof, but we are so grateful to a local Golf Club that has funded the renovation, with many repairs to its roof, ceiling, and windows. Right now, together with the residents of Pengalusan hamlet, we work to make a comfortable study centre for our Pengalusan students.

By continuous support from our donors, especially through Global Giving, we are able to improve our students’ life standards step by step. For us, the teachers, we become more motivated and dedicate our best effort to teach the students in these remote areas. Our donors also help us to help the students reach their goals.

Thanks to Global Giving who has helped us with the sustainability of our program so that our program can continue helping the children of East Bali to reach their goals.

Jatituhu students display their English thru' art
Jatituhu students display their English thru' art
Getting to jatituhu school in rainy season
Getting to jatituhu school in rainy season
Community & students dismantle school roof
Community & students dismantle school roof
Fixing new roof to Pengalusan School
Fixing new roof to Pengalusan School
Eka and her students
Eka and her students
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Yayasan Ekoturisme Indonesia

Location: Denpasar - Indonesia
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David Booth
Denpasar, Bali Indonesia
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