Students from Grade 11 took over the task of visiting the school from the senior class, and are now thinking about how to sponsor the enhancement of the education these elementary children get. Meanwhile, weekly visits continue on Saturdays.
Thanks to a large donation by Mr. Brendan Pound, who at a recent Polish Business Club gathering won the auctioned jersey signed by Polish national soccer team captain Kuba Błaszczykowski, Hand by Hand Indonesia was able to purchase 12 large maps of the world and Indonesia, 3 volleyballs and 3 mats for gymnastics, and lots of books, picture dictionaries and school supplies for our little school. Here are some photos from the visit. Thank you so much to Mr. Andrzej Jakubowski, Chairman of the Polish Business Club, for sponsoring the jersey and securing the signature, and Mr. Brendan Pound for winning the auction.
Mr. Andrzej Jakubowski, Chairman of the Polish Business Club, with Mr. Firdaus and three Hand by Hand Indonesia students, Chae, Min Ji and Leopoldine.
On June 27th 2012 YongHee went to Unwanul Elementary School’s graduation ceremony. The graduation ceremony was filled with rich Indonesian culture. The most cultural experience was the watching performances by the students. Each grade performed a different aspect of Indonesian culture. Pieces included traditional Indonesian singing, dancing, and band. Students carried out excellent performances. They were enthusiastic and were enjoying the show. The award ceremony rewarded best academic achievers in each grade. Everyone in the ceremony received a box of food, which represented appreciation from the school for attendance of the ceremony. People were very welcoming and attending the ceremony was a truly blissful experience.
Our representative, YongHee Park, with one of the local teachers at the ceremony.
The student band was performing with traditional Indonesian musical instruments.
Students of the school chorus was at their performance.
The traditional Indonesian dance perform by the girls.