Yolenta was born and grew up in Flores. She has 4 siblings, her older brother still in college. She is the second children, two of her younger siblings also still in school, the youngest one is in kindergarten. Her parent is farmer with income around 1 million per month. In secondary school, she won the third place in English Speech. After she graduated from high school, Yolenta searching for scholarship because her family cannot send her to school. From one of her teacher in high school she heard about Bali WISE program. She decide to apply because she has passion in tourism, she also wants to learn English. She believe that all the program in Bali WISE can bring her to better future. She applied and got interview by phone with Bali WISE recruitment team. And finally, she joined Bali WISE in October 2017.
Hi Peeps! Last Tuesday, our Intake 35 had their English Night Class teach by Mr. Mike. Their subject of the day is comparison, comparatives and superlatives (Not Superman!). After a few explanation of the subjects, they need made a sentence and present it one by one. As usual, Mr. Mike also corrected some or their pronunciation while they read the conversation in their workbook. Mr. Mike told us that their English is getting better each week, such a good news!
Next subject is giving and receiving compliments, compliments is a very good way to respect and support others. By learning this subject, our students know that it’s always good to see the positive side of each character.
Next and a very important subject is Women’s right in the work place. Mr. Mike remind our students that if they work hard, always busy and do a good job, they can expect to get a progressing salary and no sexual harassment. Sexual harassment has become a huge issue in the world right now. Kate Walton from Jakarta, conduct an experiment where she walks from her house to a mall for 35 minutes and has received at least 13 sexual harassment. With Bali WISE programs, we teach our students the importance of Women’s Right and to fight for it.
Meet YenTzu, Yen is volunteering with us for a month as an Education Coordinator and also teach English and Mandarin. Yen is interested with Bali WISE because the purpose in Bali WISE is related to the issue in Taiwan.
According to Yen, there’re actually lots of Indonesian workers working in Taiwan, most of them came to Taiwan so far away from home doing some sort of 3D jobs (Dirty, Dangerous and Demanding) because they wanted to help their family to earn more money. During their time in Taiwan, it would be really hard for them, language, religion, culture… like everything is different.
Yen main idea is to help women in Indonesia, so they would get more skills and work in Indonesia. And that’s what Bali WISE is doing now exactly.
In her first week in Bali WISE, Yen have done two workshops and a few English lessons with our intake 35.
[Workshop1- Change the way you see the world]
Students drew their own maps that showed the world in their mind. this helps enhances our students creativity and ease their minds.
With knowing some history and politics background between Taiwan and China, students learned a few common words in traditional Chinese.
Follow their English workbook with additional materials, such as their first TED talk, conversation practicing, imagination challenge and lyrics training.
23 years old Sumardi is coming from Karangasem, she is the youngest in her family. Her father passed away 2 years ago due to health issues and left her mother to work in a traditional market in order to survive. At her age of 15, Sumardi had to stop her education due to financial reason. She then found a job as a housekeeper in order to saved up money for her to continue to high school level. After working for 2 years, she and her mother had enough money to send her to high school. 3 years had pass, she graduated from high school in 2013 and work as a waitress in a restaurant, 4 years working in that restaurant does not give her a better career growth. Until her older brother told her about the Bali WISE program. Sumardi along with her brother came to apply for a scholarship program. She gave up her job in order to enroll the program hoping that with a skills that she gains will help her to find better career so she can support her family.
Ariska is from Sidoarjo, East Java. She is the oldest child in her family. Her father passed away when she was a year old. Ariska and her mother rely on the income that they get from selling traditional snacks in their own warung (shop). Due to the financial situation, her mother could only afford to pay the school tuition for one of her daughter. When Ariska was in her third grade of vocational school, her younger sister who was in second grade of senior high must stoped her education. After graduated from vocational school, Ariska worked as an administration staff that she used to support her family. After working for a year, she completed her employment contract and decided to join the BaliWISE program. She is hoping with a skills that she will get at Bali WISE could help her to find better job so that she can support her family.