Due to the COVID-19, there are 14 Bali WISE vocational students working from home. How are they doing? Bali WISE interviewed a few of them and asked the following questions:
Where do you live and how do you continue the Bali WISE education?
All of the interviewed students live in their family homes in places like Kalimantan, Bali, Ambon, and Jakarta Area. Besides helping their family in their daily activities, they study daily English language and the theories of hospitality. That can be a lonely job sometimes, but they have learned not to be afraid to ask questions when something is not clear. They practice job interviews with their family members, which is a beautiful way of involving the family into their education.
What do you miss the most and what have you learned to appreciate?
They have learned to appreciate the time with their friends more than before. Most of them said that they are missing the time at Bali WISE the most. Friendship has grown between the students at Bali WISE, and they still have contact and encourage each other to be positive during this difficult time.
What’s giving you hope right now?
They all answered: family and friends, family is hope. By thinking of family, it gives them the motivation to be successful people and the desire to help their family. In this way, they are already planning for the future and working on the progress. And they are prepared to work hard for it.
What are you learning from this experience?
Summarized, the answer was to accept circumstances as they and make the best of it. The current situation cannot be changed and we have to live with it. But there are other things in life that are good and inspire gratitude. Use the past as something to learn from and become better in the future.
So, after returning to their hometown for an unknown period of time, the Bali Wise students still face the future with optimism. These times can be used for self-discovery and improvement. And have quality time with family and friends.
In next week’s interview, we will learn about the 2 Bali WISE students who stayed in the Bali WISE skills center during the COVID-19.