Took a train to Bandung after work to support an IATSS Forum Alumni event. So happy to be a part of a good cause. I feel like I haven’t given enough to the community after my return from Japan. So when Mas Angga introduced the project, I was so excited. In 2017, Silk and I ever visited JEJAKECIL, a small initiative education community for children in Bandung, West Java.. Mas Angga’s daughter is one of the students there. We were thinking of what we can do to collaborate with them. A year later, the collaborative event was finally held. The title was LITTLE HERO because we were targeting the event for pre-school kids (1-5 yo).
The concept of the activity is building children’s awareness in environment sustainability by doing waste management from the early age in a fun way & building pride to children by being a HERO for the environment.
The activity is being held weekly with different theme (Cleanliness, Sorting Waste, Organic Waste and Recycle) for a total of 1 month during July 2018.
Last Saturday, Indonesia IATSS Forum Alumni gathered in Bandung and played with the kids while teaching them how to sort different waste, create a hand puppet and drawing using paper waste. Some of the alumni also sat behind a cardboard theater doing a fun puppet play. Both the kids and the alumni were having a lot of fun. So much positive energy for a good cause.
We also held a mini workshop about waste management and alternatives for the facilitators of Jejakecil. The speaker, Mba Denok from the 50th batch shared about her work and passion in managing waste in the community. It was so inspiring. Everyone was amazed and moved to start taking care of the environment.
We never forget to put in some good words about IATSS Forum leadership training to the Jejakecil facilitators and invited them to join the selection next year.
Special thanks to the team; Mas Angga, Mba Denok, Zuni, Anggun, Borries, Mas Rambo, Mas Yuri dan rekan-rekan IIFA lainnya, Pak Abdi, Bu Dani, Mba Luci, Mba Shanty, Bu Tuty. Special thanks to #Jejakecil facilitators: Kak Gio, Kak Rena, Kak Early, dkk.