Road To AIBEP Schools in Bali - Part Two : SMP Negeri 6 Amlapura

Road To AIBEP Schools in Bali - Part Two
SMP Negeri 6 Amlapura

By Asep Haryono

In my previous stories, I have told you some preparations before running the Kang Guru Indonesia projects in visiting to some AIBEP schools in Bali including my first stories part one about a trip to some of those AIBEP Schools in the island.

The first school we have successfully visited is SMP Negeri 4 Bebandem can be read here. This is quite important to comprehend my stories today. For those whose spare time is very busy to give away, I will be more than happy to refresh your memories back again.

Taking photo together with the principal of SMP Negeri 6 Amlapura. From right to left; Syahrir Badulu , Me myself , Ayu Kusumastuti, I ketut Rega (Kepala sekolah) and Agun Mahendra from Kang Guru Indonesia. Photo by Lusman

I will be more than happy to inform you of the conclusion of my previous articles. Well, we are the seven Kang Guru Indonesia champions all across Indonesia appointed by Kang Guru Indonesia based in Bali.

Kang Guru Indonesia basically is a project board funded by the Australian Government and the funding administered by Indonesia Australia Language Foundation (I/A/L/F) based in Denpasar Bali. Kang Guru Indonesia headed now by Mr. Kevin Dalton, and he ran some programs on behalf of Kang Guru Indonesia as the implementation of Indonesia Australia Partnership(AIP) schemes.

Those 7 Kang Guru Indonesia Champions are Saptari Wibowo (Medan), Keyko Sri Rayahu (Semarang), Ririn Pudya (Jakarta), Fadel (Lombok. NTB), Syahrir Badulu (Makasar), Suryadi Ningrat (Madura), and the last one is me myself, Asep Haryono (Pontianak).

Those seven young people who contributed and assisted KangGuru Indonesia to spread its program and promoting KangGURU programs across Indonesia. The Kang Guru Indonesia Champions themselves is not a position for money, and we never receive salary or money in return.

During the last 5th to 9th of October 2010, all Kang Guru Indonesia Champions gathered in Bali to visit some AIBEP Schools in Bali. The AIBEP here stands for the "Australia Indonesia Basic Education Program" funded by the Australian Government. The first school we have visited is SMP Negeri 4 Bebandem , and today our next stories are about a school trip to SMP Negeri 6 Amlapura located in Karangasem. Here is the story :

Meet The Principal

Having finished our first visit at SMP Negeri 4 Bebandem , now the Kang Guru Indonesia team continuing the journey to the next school, SMP Negeri 6 Amlapura located in Karangasem around one and half hour driving from the first school.

We are still four people in the car, me myself, Ayu Kusumastuti (Media Coordinator KG), Mahendra (Cameraman), Lusman (Driver), Syahrir Badulu (Champion Makasar) and Ririn Pudya (Champion Jakarta).

The Kang Guru Indonesia team received the principal of SMP Negeri 6 Amlapura, BapakI Ketutr ega in his office room at the school. Having chat with him and a few staff for several minutes, Ayu introduced us to him one by one, and he did the same way too.

One of his staff offering the Kang Guru Indonesia team some food and drink too. The staff brought some Teh Botol Sosro and some simple and cool snacks. We did not recognize the food yet, but we knew this kind of food very little. Syahrir said the food looks like popcorn, and the taste is really corn I am afraid.

I have taken a photo of the food at below. Well, you my readers, will probably recognize this kind of food. What is the name of the food we ate during the meeting?. It something like "popcorn" or "corn flakes" or what?. I tasted a little bit and showed my face to the principle as if I enjoyed the food. As a matter of fact, I was not comfortable with the taste of the food. No sugar? I love the sugar so much

Can you recognize this kind of food? To be honest, I forgot the name, but I used to taste this kind of food. During our meeting with the headmaster of SMP Negeri 6 Amlapura in his room, we brought this food right away. Tasting good? You tell me. The photo was taken by Asep Haryono

Unfortunately, I have forgotten to take some photos around the school, and I did not take any single photo of SMP Negeri 6 Amlapura either so Will not be able to show you more details about the school. I have searched the whole internet to get some photos of the school, and I did not find any. I think I must contact again to anyone or any friend of mine who knew about the school

You may read Kang Guru Trips To AIBEP Schools in Bali - Part One - SMP Negeri 4 Bebandem

As you can see the image at below, you can get a conclusion by your own, the school has been established and funded by the Australian Government under the small block grant schemes in 2008 at the sum of Rp.1.299.577.000,- ( One Billion Two Hundred and Nineteen Nine Million Five Hundred And Seventy-Seven Thousand rupiahs).

All schools we have visited before, SMP Negeri 4 Bebandem , do not the exact address, and the Kang Guru Indonesia team got the same problem in finding SMP Negeri 6 Amlapura too. Our car running over hills and rivers driving down the road with a much windy street through the rice fields.

Having chat with the principle of SMP Negeri 6 Amlapura in his room, it is now the time for Kang Guru Indonesia in "action" for class activities by entering some classes at the school. We walked through the narrow path the school and many students there yelling, screaming Kang Guru Indonesia and cheering each other.

Class Activities

The Kang Guru Indonesia team entered one of the classes provided by the principle of the SMP Negeri 6 Amlapura, and the location of the class a little bit far away from the room of the principle of the school. Just a few minutes after we reached the class and enter the room, one of the class coordinator contacted other English teachers.

One of the English teachers of the SMP Negeri 6 Amlapura contacted the student coordinator to invite all students that day to the class where we are waiting for. Not more than 10 minutes, the class was full of students get together and ready to watch our actions. The first presentation came from Ayu Kusumastuti, a media coordinator of Kang Guru Indonesia Denpasar Bali.

"Okay children how are you today?" said Ayu starting her presentation to the whole class. All students in the class answered together "fineeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee" wow so long answer. While Mahendra , the cameraman, quite busy recording his action, Ayu start presenting the importance of learning English to the whole students in the class.

"Okay class, how are you today?" said Ayu Kusumastuti opening his presentation to the whole class. "Fineeeeeeeeeeeee" answered by the students in the class. Wow long answer. The photo was taken by Asep Haryono

Me and Ayu Kusumastuti, playing Quiz and Game during the presentation. Lots of Kang Guru Indonesia merchandise and goodies have given away during the presentation. All students were very happy about getting those cool stuff. Photo by Mahendra/Kang Guru Indonesia

Syahrir Badulu , Master Trainer and Kang Guru Champion from Makasar, performed his "magic tricks" and English word game to the whole class. His presentation got appreciation from the students in the class. Unique and funny. Photo by Asep Haryono

Some of the students looking at our "action" out of the class, and the students looking through the window. The teachers were also among those students. I have recorded a short video during our presentation at the class at this posting. The video using a small pocket digital camera, Nikon Coolpix L19, the result can be seen at below :

This is a short video taken by me, The video clearly showed Ayu in "action" during her presentations to the whole students of SMP Negeri 6 Amlapura Bali. You can see the real situations through this short clip. Enjoy ya. Video taken by Asep Haryono

Fun Games And Prizes

To avoid boring things and make the class happier and funny, Syahrir Badulu (Kang Guru Champion from Makasar) played another tricky game and also dancing contest for the students. Through a small game, and Syahrir appointed a girl to stand up and demonstrate her ability in dancing. "Please show us your dance to your friend in front of the class," said Syahrir to her.

I forgot the name of this student, but she performed a Balinese dancing which very attractive and interesting however the dancing cannot be accompanied by the dance cassette, but she did very smoothly and look very professional like a professional dancer. One of the local teachers told us that the student was really a Balinese Dancer. "Yes she was a really Balinese dancer and also a student of our school," said one of the English teachers.

Mr Syahrir acted like "crazy" watching the student dance Balinese perfectly. Amazing and awesome dance. Photo by Asep Haryono

A screen shot of the student in the class. Balinese student? Yes they are. They were wearing Balinese dress during that day. We did not know for sure why they were wearing the dress. Photo by Asep Haryono

Many students are seriously paying attention to the Ayu's presentation, and one of the students , in the middle of this photo, was looking at me taking this photo. Hehehehee. Photo by Asep Haryono

Syahrir Badulu can be seen behind of the row of the students in this photo. They are waving our brand new Kang Guru Indonesia Bulletin in the air. Thank you, students, read the bulletin ya, and don't forget to stay in touch with us. Photo by Mahendra/ Kang Guru Indonesia

At the end of the whole presentation, we once again told to the whole class to study fun and relax with English, and recommend the Bulletin for getting the information about Kang Guru Indonesia. We do hope they can improve their spirit to learn more about English and also become a friend and partner of Kang Guru Indonesia in the future.

After Class Activities

The Kang Guru Indonesia team (Me , Ayu Kusumastuti, Syahrir Badulu , Mahendra, and Lusman ) back to the principle of the SMP Negeri 6 Amlapura to get permission to go home to Denpasar. We have planned to stop for the day and returning to the base, Kang Guru Indonesia in Jalan Sesetan Denpasar Bali.

We recommended the school to stay in touch with the Kang Guru Indonesia for further assistance and help. We gather together outside of the principle's room and took some photos together. I took some photos during our way to the car down below. I saw some students breaking up and spreading the other class after attending our presentation. Just take a look at the photos below:

Students went out of the class room after attending our presentation. Photo by Asep Haryono

Students went out of the classroom after attending our presentation. Can you see the hill behind the students? Because of the position of the SMP Negeri 6 Amlapura located in higher places like the hill. Photo by Asep Haryono

The principle of the SMP Negeri 6 Amlapura expressed his gratitude for our visit and presentation. On behalf of Kang Guru Indonesia Denpasar, Ayu also presented a gift and SMP packages to the school through the principle. We do hope the SMP Packages (including student and teacher guide books, cassettes, and CDs) will be useful to enrich the eagerness of the students of the school to learn English.

Ready To Go Home, Denpasar

We are a little bit tired of the whole day traveling to two schools at the same day. The first school we visited before , SMP Negeri 4 Bebandem , and the last one is SMP Negeri 6 Amlapura. We have recorded many photos during the visits, and some other videos at the same time. We have had those documentations to be brought to Kang Guru Indonesia based in Denpasar Bali.

Just a style only. Nyehehehehe. This is it. it's me the writer. Can you see behind me in this picture? What is that? Yes that is the sea, a very wonderful sea behind me right there. I did not know the name of the sea. I feel hot , windy hill and fresh air at the same time. Photo by Syahri Badulu/Kang Guru Champion Makasar

This is our car taking us to everywhere we wanted, and thanks to Lusman, our expert driver from Kang Guru Indonesia Denpasar Bali. Photo by Asep Haryono

Huahahahahahhaaha. Doing some funny things after completing the last presentation that day. Feeling hungry guys? Yesssss said Mahendra, Ayu Kusumastuti, and me of course. We will eat Ayam Betutu on the way to Denpasar, Okeefe. Photo by Lusman/Driver

We are packing the bags, books, and everything with us again and ready to return to Kang Guru Indonesia in Denpasar, Bali. The journey will take two and a half-hour ride from this school to Jalan Sesetan Denpasar, Kang Guru headquarters. In the next posting, part Three, I will be pleased to tell you more about our next tour visit of AIBEP Schools in Bali.

We have planned to visit another AIBEP Schools in Bali, which is SMP Negeri 7 Singaraja. I will be paired with Ririn Pudya, a Kang Guru Indonesia Champion from Jakarta. As I told you before, Ririn Pudya is a married woman, a lady rocker, and also Radio Broadcaster, and we both will be presenting some actions at SMP Negeri 7 Singaraja in Buleleng regency.

To be continued

Asep Haryono
Former Kang Guru Indonesia Champions
Pontianak, Kalimantan Barat

1 comment:

  1. Wooow, reading this part 2 report is really making me feel as if I'm in the classroom, looking at the students' enthusiasm with my very own eyes.. !!

    It's such a warm welcome from them, tasting the food (which look like brown pop corn in my eyes), then the student showed you their original art: bali dancing! Awww what a wonderful moment...

    I can feel how you felt along your journey with other KGI fellas in the school :)

    Me waiting for the next report ˆ⌣ˆ


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