It is a joy for us to be able to pass some of our knowledge to others. Only through education that people can progress better and more competitive on facing this modern world.Roslin Orphanage will do it its best to do it. For two weeks 15 Singaporean students were sharing their expertise to teach the children some English , games and goal setting.It was a joy to see that the anthusiasm of the village children upon learnig to speak English , some common games , singing popular children songs in English like Old McDonald etc.The first day were 68 children attending and on the second day were 99 village children attending.We wish that we can ask more university students or voluteers to come and to participate on the efforts of bringing the education up for this area.
Nusa Tenggara Timur or N T T province has been the poorest province in Indonesia both in the things being able to be produced and the poorest in the education level. It is because of the minimum rain fall and not having enough schools for the villagers ( some of the schools are in a bad condition like not having a paved floor, holes on the walls, doorless , not enough seats and very bad desk).It is a big advantage to be a city school’s student where the facitity are in much much better condition.To be bare footed is may be ok but not when you have to walk for miles on the sharp stones surfaces on the way to school , back and forth daily.


A class room


A bad class room


An overcrowded class room



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.


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.