Freitag, 18. September 2009
In the last seminar the children got the home work to paint one or two subjects from words they do not know in English. So some kids were very busy and made a good home work with much more words. It was interesting for Peter and me which words they choose also that the older kids have already quiet some vocabulary.
Of course we chanted again “our canon” – the children just love Peter’s song and at the end I gave some prizes (from the donation of Uschi and Wolf) for very good done drawings on the work materials (from 2 weeks ago)
After repeating the small conversation from last week, Peter surprised us all with a self composed song:
Come on let’s learn a bit
Cause learning is a hit
Say I’m a girl or I’m a boy
Speak English full of joy
Playing on his guitar he even taught the kids to chant this song as a canon. They never experienced this before and we all sing out loud and happy together.
Our good friend Peter - a German teacher - will be for 4 weeks in North Bali. I asked him if he would love to help me in the project for some English teaching and he agreed. So first we split the groups. The smaller kids painted with me and the older ones learned with Peter. Later we changed the groups.
We are very happy that we received from very kind French guests some learning materials for children starting from 6 years till 12 years and older. I copied them and the kids could colour nice motives, also beautiful mandalas and train themselves to copy motives. I learned that they did not work with learning material like this before and they really liked it. Most of the kids brought the papers to do some homework.
Peter did a great job and made the children speaking with a simple game. "My name is... What is your name? I am a girl/boy. I like.../ I do not like. They had so much fun together and even the small kids were brave to talk English.
Montag, 14. September 2009
One week before the Indonesian Independence Day we announced that we will reward those kids with a prize who will collect the most plastic waste from the village. (Only thin plastic which is not recyclable was allowed to collect). The children decided to make small groups and the winners collected more than 5 kilos, number two more than 4 and the 3rd group 4 kilos. My husband and I donated for them 100.000 IRP, 75.000 IRP and 50.000 IRP
.... and a good reason to organise a village festival.
56 people – mostly village kids, some villagers, guests of Villa Manuk, my family and I were joining the games. Also many spectators enjoyed the competitions (all together more than 100 people) and we had a great time together.
One of the favourite games is called “Tari Butsal”. Two football teams – one without t-shirts and the other with lovely ladies wear. The football game has to stop immediately when music is played – then the players have to dance. As soon the music stops they play football again.
The present guests donated some felt pens and coloured pencils which were nice presents for the winners of the games - together with other small useful items for the kids from the project money.
It was a great event – with a lot of joy and laughter.
Sonntag, 13. September 2009
We finished in time our new buildings of Villa Manuk and now I can concentrate again on our wonderful children project.
Like I explained to the children in the last seminar, we bring the garbage program to "an end". That means we prepared the 4 garbage bins that the kids built and painted to place them in the village street. Some garbage bins have been already used and we cleaned them. Also we made a plan who will be responsible for the next months (till end of 2009) for collecting the garbage in the garbage bins.
We are happy that these two young men can enter now the high school - sponsered by the Manuksesa Children Project. From left - Gede Arta Yasa and Made Arista Merta. They just received the money for the school entrance fee and are very glad.
Luh Darmini got the information that she can join for free the high school in Sawan. The confirmation is still missing so we will see if she needs support from the Manuksesa Children Project or not. To learn more about the children please click here.