Table of Contents
- 2017 Feb • Hayley describes a transformative experience in Indonesia
- 2016 May-Sept • Feliz Zschoche volunteers at Peace Place
- 2016 FPT-AWP activities
- 2015 June • Vidya Sutton returns to Kathmandu after the earthquakes
- 2015 April • AVP workshops in Nepal
- 2015 March • Najla Drooby’s experience at the Peace Place International Workshop
- 2015 March • Discernment workshop in Nepal
- 2015 February – March • Autumn Star shares about her trip to Indonesia
- 2015 Feb • Autumn Star returns to Indonesia
- 2015 FPT-AWP activities
- 2014 September • English Classes with students at Raudlatul Falah, an Islamic high school in Java
- 2014 April • Philippines Peace Team Travel Log
- 2014 March – April • Indonesia Peace Team Travel Log
- 2014 • Indonesia Peace Team, Vydia Sutton
- New Generation of Barak Induk Team
- 2014 February • Indonesia Peace Team Travel Log
- 2013 December • Nepal Peace Team Travel Log
- Friends’ work continues
- 2013 October • Philippines Peace Team Travel Log
- 2013 Peace Team to Indonesia – Blaze Nowara, Christopher Hughes, Ludwig Bon Quirog
- 2013 Jun – Jul • Indonesia Peace Team Travel Log
- Never Underestimate the Power of a Few People — Growth Always Comes from Small Sprouts!
- 2013 Feb • Indonesia Peace Team
- Training Facilitators for AVP Workshops in Refugee Camps in Eastern Nepal
- Opening of the Taman Bermain Buemoe Ubeut (Small Earth Playground) Preschool in Langsa
- Community Noticing Improvement in Joglo Preschool Students’ Behavior
- Struggles in the Lhotshampa Refugee Camps
- Supporting AVP Facilitators in Nepal
- Yuyun’s Artist Scholarship
- 2012 • Indonesia Peace Team, John Michaelis
- 2012 • Extended Service, Kristina Blank
- 2012 Jan • Indonesia, Joe Dosch
- Norway, July 2011 • Team Member, Terese Longva Returns Home to Terror
- DOLLS! DOLLS! DOLLS!
- All in a day’s work
- 2011 • Extended Service, Esther Buckwalter
- Peace is Possible!!!
- We did it! Indonesians run AVP basic workshop in East Aceh
- 2007 Jan • Indonesia Peace Team, Jakarta
- 2007 Jan • Indonesia Peace Team, N Sumatra
- 2007 Jan • Indonesia Peace Team, Aceh
- An Adventure in Indonesia, Stephen S. Haynes February 2007 unpublished article.
2016 May-Sept • Feliz Zschoche volunteers at Peace Place
May 6, 2016
Peace Place is happy to welcome our new volunteer from Germany! Felicitous Zschoche (Feliz) will stay with Nanik and Petrus at Peace Place in Pati, Indonesia for the next 6 months. She will help us to share AVP in Pati, Indonesia and to reach different age groups. Feliz is also excited to help at Joglo Preschool with creative ideas for Developmental Play and Nonviolence. She will also be able to help us begin to set up a playground and gardens on the new land once it has been purchased!
If you want to learn more about Feliz, you are welcome to read her friendship letter.
Feliz sends news from Joglo Preschool at Peace Place:
Teaching English vocabulary is a lot of fun!
Felicitas Zschoche continues to volunteer at the Peace Place Training Center that house Joglo Preschool, after-school and parenting programs.
Our new volunteer at Joglo preschool taught the kids the English names of animals, vegetables and fruits.
They practiced the new vocabulary with the game ”Di mana … ‘CAT’?” (Where is the cat?). What a lot of FUN!
Peace Place celebrated Kartini day – Equality of Genders
The date 21 of April was declared as Kartini Day to remind women that they should participate in “the hegemonic state discourse of pembangunan (development)”. Lady Kartini was a prominent Indonesian national heroine from Java. She was also a pioneer in the area of education for girls and women’s rights for Indonesians.
Our Peace Place kids were wearing different costumes to depict the diversity of cultures and professions within Indonesia. The parents prepared delicious food for our children. YUMMY! smile emoticon
THANK YOU! Our educational games prepare our Joglo preschoolers to learn numbers and letters easily.
We are so thankful for all of our very beneficial learning tools!!!
These games help our kids learn many of the skills needed throughout their early childhood education. Learning games are particularly useful for younger kids and can help build confidence while enhancing the skills needed for success in school. Our educational games for preschool students teach kids important skills and concepts needed by a preschooler. The kids’ games provided at Joglo Preschool allow our 24 children to have fun while they learn. Fun educational games encourage our Joglo Preschoolers to keep learning.
Amusement is key to discover the genius in each of our kids.
“Do not train children to learning by force and harshness, but direct them to it by what amuses their minds, so that you may be better able to discover with accuracy the peculiar bent of the genius of each.” - Plato
“You can teach a student a lesson for a day; but if you can teach him to learn by creating curiosity, he will continue the learning process as long as he lives.” -Clay P. Bedford
May 31, 2016
Introduction to plastic pollution at Joglo Preschool
It is not a secret that waste management is a big problem in Indonesia.
On the way to school, mountains of garbage bags lay beside the street. People often just throw their garbage from their motorbike into nature. It is not rare that toxic smoke from regularly burned plastic garbage surrounds us at school. The toxic substances in plastic are leaking into our environment making fish, birds and us sick.
We need to educate the children, our future generation. They also hopefully will bring the information home to build eco-literacy among their parents and friends.
With easy illustrations and effective short films, we teach them how plastic harms our environment and what we can do and what we shouldn’t.
View a short video about plastic in our environment here.
Joglo kids go green!
Last Saturday was a special day for our little ones. We did a field trip to Babalan with them and introduced them to the farmer’s life and problems. We visited an owl breeding farm helping to fight the local mice plague. While some of the kids were super excited to touch the owl, others were more suspicious. Afterwards we let them plant their own tomato and chilli plants at a local nursery. The kids have been amazed by their own little plant!
June 1, 2016
Over the course of a few days the students experienced several theory to action sessions finding ways to clean up their environment and to produce less waste:
Today we reused our plastic bottles
During the first part of our theory to action session the students learned how to recycle old plastic bottles into self-watering plant pots.
This link provides you with fantastic plastic reuse ideas! http://outsidethevault.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/70-things-you-can-do-with-plastic.html
The kids learned that you can think twice before you trash plastic and enjoyed our little gardening session, reusing old plastic bottles.
Street Clean Up
The second part of our theory to action session is called “Street Clean Up”. It seemed the children understood very well how harmful the plastic in our environment is. Every child got a little plastic bag to collect the rubbish we could find on the streets. The children have been absolutely passionate about it – it was more successful than we could have imagined. Additionally, while collecting rubbish, we raised awareness in the neighbourhood about the waste problem. Enjoy the picture and see passionate kids who wanted to collect every single plastic item they could find. This day filled my heart with happiness. <3
Cotton instead of plastic bags
Theory to action, part 3: Using cotton bags to replace plastic shopping bags. Instead of one-time usage of plastic bags, carrying shopping items home, a reusable cotton bag should be used instead every time. Today, the children creatively coloured the cotton bags for their parents to use for the next grocery shopping at the market.
Today was a special day for Nanik and me.
I taught our kids from the English afternoon class what resource is used to make plastic, the production cycle from oil to all the plastic things around us (fan, glasses, chair, cutlery, etc.) and most importantly where the plastic ends up. I was really passionate about telling them the difference between the biological degradation of an apple and that the plastic bottle will be still on earth after we all died and that the non-degradable micro plastic kills our fish and other animals in the ocean! After watching a little 4 minute educational video I asked them to paint what they learned, found sad, or most interesting. Some of the results you can see on the picture taken at Peace Place.
It feels so good to educate the future generation about their environmental and to seed environmental awareness, especially in a country where environmental pollution can be found every day next to the streets, on the beach or in the jungle.
I am looking forward to teaching them next time about the three R’s – reduce, recycle and reuse - and what concrete behavioural changes and solutions there are.
June 18, 2016
Why is early music education important and beneficial?
At the weekend we bought the traditional Indonesian music instrument Angklug at a bamboo market. On Monday every child got one piece of it, representing a certain note. According to the melody we were playing every child had to pay attention to take his turn and when to be silent because others are playing. Of course, it was most fun when all could play loudly together in the end.
Early musical education offers a lot of benefits such as social skills, cognitive benefits, and physical benefits. Socially, children learn how to take turns and play with others while still playing individually. Allowing children to play with others, for example their moms as we do it at Joglo Preschool also gives them a boost of self-esteem. Different songs show children the different words used for emotions and body awareness, as well as extending their vocabulary in general. Cognitive benefits also include learning how to count, recognizing sequencing and patterns, phonemic awareness, memorizing different songs and their pace and tone. Physically, children’s gross motoric skills grow by learning how to move their body to music and fine motoric skills by learning how to hold and play an instrument.