On Friday, 17th January 2020, Bali WISE recruitment officer, Ms. Komang went on a socialization trip to Karangasem, this is the first trip in 2020. Ms. Komang was visiting vocational high school Widya Graha and Jungutan village Karangasem. The focus this time is to disseminate information about the Bali WISE program. The number of students who participated in this opportunity was 52 students and some students tried to take the English test. The last visit was to go to the Jungutan village, where she met all village officials to explain the Bali WISE programs. This was welcomed by the village head because he thought the program was very good and he would help facilitate girls in the Jungutan village by disseminating information so that Bali WISE could be known further.
Today is about Women’s health education. In Miss Ananti’s class, they are learning about Puberty and Early Marriage. As we know that teenagers who have got puberty or sexual maturity, the body is ready for pregnancy but they are not ready in an emotional state, financial, or social.
There’s also early marriage, in which they are married when they are still young or under twenty. Some Factors that cause it to happen are no choices, no activities to do in their life, marriage by accident. Early marriage has some risks which are related to health, finance, even violence in their family and the terrible death when young women give birth.
Last is, caring for a baby is not easy. Parents need to hardworking for money, education, and other living necessities. It’s better to have a marriage if you are ready in social, financial, mental and emotional.
Today the students learned about recycling plastic. Ms. Rani helped the students to learn step by step on how to recycle bottle plastic and teach them about types of plastic. From collecting the bottle, sorting it, cleaning(throw all things inside of it), resizing, identification & separation, and last is compounding. Plastic bottle recycling is definitely worth the effort.
Plastic production has been rapidly increasing. We can see it from our daily lives, with plastic being used pretty much everywhere and for everything. One good way to stem the production of plastic is to recycle plastic that has already been produced and used to make new products. It’s necessary to understand why we should care for our earth. A healthy rainforest is the lungs of mother earth. We live on this earth, our family, and soon will be our children. We depend on plastic and damage the forest.
Students Intake 43 are learning about geography. Last week’s lesson is very entertaining, they learned about earth’s seasons, the solar system, the oceans, and the countries. They were learning by playing games.
Students learn through the process of playing the games. By playing a game, students may be able to understand a new concept or idea, take on a different perspective, or experiment with different options or variables.
For example, Ms. Maider demonstrated the sun and the earth together with one of our students Novi. As the earth is moving, they were learning about the two movements. As the Earth(Ms. Maider) rotates, it also moves or revolves, around the Sun(Novi).
Another subject is why the seasons exist and which are the different ecosystems we have around the world. The students have done a quiz about the countries in the world and in which continents are located, all participating and locating them on the blackboard. They learned also about which one’s are the most spoken languages around the world and learning some words in Spanish.
Bali WISE students Intake 43 had self defense class to know how to build awareness, and knowing the skills to enable themselves to successfully escape, resist, and survive violent attacks. This class was given by Mr.Mega who has already mastered self defense technique for 30 years.
First of all, the students were taught to do meditation to calm and relax their mind before receiving all the knowledge about self defense. This is very important to control emotions and keep the students stay focused during the lessons.
In the next step, the students were given a little bit of warming up and exercise to prepare the body before learning any kind of self defense technique. This is also powerful to increase their endurance.
Mr. Mega teaches students about how to protect their personal boundaries, how to prevent unwanted situations from happening and how to defend themselves when needed. He sets an example scenario that might happen to the women and teaches the basic strategies and techniques that need to be mastered by students. Students were very excited and enthusiastic to take turns to practice it.