NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE

Our orphanage can be a place for the children to grow and it can be a place for the villagers to have some lessons as well ( like the work shop that we just did recently with the Singaporean university students). So many things can be done at the orphanage.

movingforward

People are coming not just to visit the children but also using the premises to conduct some new skill training , cooking, my wife (Peggy) teaches how to make imitation (plastic) flower arrangement , cleaning and to learn how to deal with the small children which Ice breaker is the key to start dealing with the children and we must go down to their eye level . By doing so we can easily start the interaction with the children.
A simple baloon can be a great tool to educate them, a lot of fun can be generated from so many simple things as long as our method is excepted by the children.
We did an scene which single out honesty and at the end of the sesson we found out that it can be planted in their mind easily but we must constantly remind them about it for a period of time.To teach them about sanitation is very important as important as how to conserve the limited water supply in this part of the world.

 

Our progress is slow but continuous

ourprogressisslowbutcontinue

Our progress is rather slow as all the necessary things are either low in its standard(skill labors)and a difficult to get the supply of the building materials.Not only the distance to the shop but also the road condition was rather bad(unpaved road and narrow as well).we were doing it bit by bit but getting faster and faster as the labor gets the hold of the skill better.Equipments wise everything are based on manual things,such as to lift up all the stone for the building foundation,bringing the water,mixing the cement and bricks laying.It was a complete hard labor without machinery what so ever.It was hard but it can be done.

 

Greetings from Singapore

Thank you for visiting our blog.

Here is some back ground of how and when we were starting our orphanage activities and many more activities related to our Roslin orphanage.

It was in the middle of no where and was nothing on it when we built it. The surroundings were also empty and so dry where nothing can grow on its soil.

These are the picture that may be able to show you when we started the orphanage building.

Foto1

The heat and the dryness was making things so hard to do. Even for mixing the cement we have to buy water which coming in trucks. Up to now we are still buying water for our daily needs. Actually water is available but it is too deep to bring it up from the depth of 70 to 100 meters from the surface. Things was rather slow but we beat the planning by a great number. We planned to build it in 5 years but we did it in 11 months .

Foto3

We planned it to make some 3 to 5 rooms house but we made it into 45 X 29 meters building.

It is so much to do as we have committed to do it for life.

From now and then we will make new entries about our progresses and please visit us again and again, make suggestions to us so that we can make a better progress accordingly.

Started with few children but now we are having a lot of children under our care.

no1 no2

Testing a Video Clip

Thanks to Mona’s visits, I woke up this morning to find out that we have had quite a number of visitors plus few comments. I didn’t expect that much visitors yet, since I haven’t announced it in other mailing lists, awaiting Pak Budi’s arrival back in Singapore from the Big Apple.

Since I have little time to kill this morning, let’s have some fun with a video clip with the children there. (please click on [more] to continue)…

This clip was from Pak Budi and it was originally uploaded to our private mailing list as a test file by our man in Singapore – Soleiman Pello a.k.a Yongky. (Thanks Yongky). Well, I haven’t had a chance to talk to pak Budi to verify the ownership of this clip. However, I have converted it into a wmv version to reduce the size hence the download time. In case if this video wasn’t taken by pak Budi, I’m sure he has gotten the permission from the owner. Please forgive me for uploading it without asking the owner’s permission. After all this is a test of the video link feature and I can take it down any time.

If you could watch this clip and you happen to be there at that time or you know the name of the game, would you please let us know what game is it? I don’t recognize it as a game we played when I was a little kid in Kupang. Is this a Singaporean play? Once thing for sure, the children and even the families around the Orphanage area were very happy with the Seedling Fission Team’s visit. Both pak Buddy and ibu Peggy as well as the team did a great job!

 

Our First Blog Entry

After few long distance discussions and email exchanges, finally Captain Budi and I decided to add this blog as a mean to update the information on Roslin Orphanage in Matani, a small town near Penfui El Tari Airport in my old hometown, Kupang, Timor, Indonesia.

I became interested in Roslin Orphanage when a member of Bolelebo mailing list, Mrs. Nanik Trickey from Washington State mentioned about Captain Budi’s involvement in Mobile Library for the students from the villages around Kupang. We have been talking about the possibility of collecting the books from the United States then sent them to Kupang with the list members…

cffc

I then started to search on the Internet and found all the information about Roslin Orphanage and Captain Budi and his wife, Mrs. Peggy’svolunteer works in Kupang. (It was funny that I just found out today the original posting of Nanik on Singapore Rotarians Forum about this mobile library project while searching to add the link on mobile library project to this blog). Based on all the information I got and additional discussions through a private mailing list Bolelebo, particularly after knowing Captain Budi’s family involvement with Singapore Airline and Rotary Club activities in helping the children in Kupang, I then decided to give a helping hand by setting up this weblog. We hope that this weblog will help to diseminate any information that needs to be diseminate quickly and widely, and provided a centralized links to all related activities around the globe in conjunction with the work at Roslin Orphanage.

It’s fortunate that during this preparation, Captain Budi has flown to NY twice and we have more discussions over the phone on various topics, before we (Captain Budi and I) finally decided to get this blog up and running on this Easter Sunday. Since Captain Budi was unable to use his computer in New York today then I have to fill this entry to make it officially starts before the end of the day. However, from now on both Captain Budi and I will collect all the information to update you all through this blog. If you have any comment or suggestion to help the mission of Roslin Orphanage and all the projects involved, please feel free to let us know by filling out the comment below.

PLEASE PRAY FOR OUR TRIP

Dear All

Please pray for our trip to the orphanage in Timor from April 7th to April 30th.
Tomorrow I will be going back to Singapore from Los Angeles doing my flying duty. I will be arriving on Apr 7th morning.The moment I am returning in Singapore I will be going to Timor via Jakarta on that afternoon. From Jakarta Peggy ( my dear wife) and I will be bringing our 2nd mobile library by road to Surabaya ( some 26 hours of driving) then we will send the car by a ferry to Timor ( Kupang) which will take about 3 or 4 days trip.

From Surabaya we will be going to Bali for 2 days to meet up our friend Arnold Muti and to learn from him about a potential fruit trees which we might be able to be farmed at our farm in Timor. Only from Bali we will then go to Timor for 3 weeks , that is when my annual leave finishes. At the orphanage we are currently having a big project of building 2 rooms for the growing orphans. Each room will be 6×24 meters while the class room is 6 x10 meters. The class room will be a multy purpose place for us to conduct a class and mamy other activities such as vocational matters and to play as well. For start a table tennis will be a great thing to have. But to utilise it we must wait till the building is done .

During this trip a singaporean couple couple will be joining us from the 14th onwards. They said that they can not wait to make their hands dirty with the work for the orphanage ( Amy and her husband). A great joy last night from my siblings which they said that my older sister, my older brother and my sister in law will also be coming to help. My niece, her husband and their children might be coming along as well. With extra help on handling the little orphans I can consentrate more on the building and other matters. Thank God for sending me the needed help when we needing them. Any of you who want to come are welcome ( there will be no 5 stars hotel for you because we do not have it but we can give you “ALL STARS” hotel , a place where you can see all the stars at night). So family and friends if you want to go some where and you do not have a place to go to , you are having our advance welcome now.

Have a blessed day to All.