Students Majoring in Out of School Education at YSU Faculty of Education participated in the Volunteerism Teaching Indonesian Children (VTIC 3)
Laila Nur Rosyidah and Siti Lailatul Badriyah, who are currently majoring in Out of School Education at YSU Faculty of Education, participated in the Volunteerism Teaching Indonesian Children (VTIC 3) program organized by the Embassy of the Republic Indonesia for Malaysia, in Miri, Serawak, Malaysia. The program is dedicated to the education of Indonesian migrant workers’ children. The children live with their parents who work for palm oil companies. There are three palm oil companies supporting a total of 12 Community Learning Centers for the children.
Laila,Siti, and other volunteers joined the program starting from August 13th to 26th, 2014. They started lessons by giving materials related to Indonesia, introducing them to general knowledge about Indonesia. They also joined the flag raising ceremony commemorating Indonesian Independence Day on August 17th, despite the indoor ceremony, they felt their nasionalism stronger as they were able dedicate themselves for the education of disadvantaged Indonesian children living in another country. By joining the program, they could motivate the children to learn and hoped for better education opportunities provided by the government for those children. (yuliana)