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AIESEC Volunteer from Aboard
Frances (left) & Serena (right), volunteer from China.
Siqi (left), volunteer from China & Rahul (right), volunteer from India.
Lukasz & Patrycja, volunteers from Poland singing together with the students.
Yurina, volunteer from Japan was teaching English to Pangerasan's student.
Volunteers and students collecting water together for watering the soil.
Making fences for organic farming were also done by the volunteers.
Volunteers and students cleaning the land before planting.
Volunteers and the students were dancing together, led by Yurina.
The unforgettable moment of togetherness between the volunteers and students.
Concern for others should start early. There is no limit to age and geographical boundaries. International Youth Organization, AIESEC University Indonesia helps place young volunteers from other countries in social organizations like HDI Foundation.
The seven volunteers from four countries volunteered with HDIF for three months (July to September 2012).
Serena, Frances and Siqi are undergraduates from China; Yurina is from Japan; Patrycja and Lukasz are from Poland and Rahul, a fresh graduate hails from India. They came to Indonesia at their own expense to help the poor.
Rahul helped as a graphic designer to improve on HDIF website, design brochures, and all tasks related to designing.
Lukasz, Patrycja and Frances taught English, Basic Computers and Mathematics to Elementary School and Junior High School students at Teluk Naga. They also introduced and exposed the students to the history and culture of Poland.
Both Siqi and Yurina taught English and Computers to students at Pangerasan Bogor Junior High School. They also had fun helping the children appreciate the culture of China and Japan. Yurina also taught the children to play keyboard instruments and making origami figures.
The children were all excited and screamed with happiness when the volunteers taught them dancing and singing. Both children and volunteers had great fun bonding!
The seven volunteers also participated in planting organic vegetables, making fences, retaining water and helping to classify organic from non-organic waste.
Overall, it was mutually beneficial to have the seven volunteers from four diverse countries bond with the poor children and adults of Indonesia. They helped us and learned the culture of Indonesia and aspirations of the poor children.