02/18/2007: "OUR LIBRARY"
Our library building has been built 2 months ago. There are rooms being made for it ( room A and room B). We are hoping that we will be able to fill up the library with reasonably complete books for every one but especially for the primary schools students up to the high school students. Some books has been bought from a publisher in Jogjakarta City . We are planning to open this library on April at the latest ( during my annual leave and when I am there for 3 weeks). Some friends will be coming with me to the orphanage. Most of the books will be ion Indonesian language but we wil also provide some simple books with lots of pictures in english as well. we want to help the children with their English , at least we help them with vocabulary building program. It was sad for knowing that the abiliy of some English teacher are so badly existing . For instant one teacher was telling the students to write one , two , three as wan , tu and tri. They may pronouced it correctly but the way they wrote it was wrong all together. That is why from now on we are starting to teach the little orphans a little earlier.For teaching English we are having a special teacher with some 40 years of experience that is my father in law Cornelis. Great progresses has been made and I am sure that we can be closer to our targets every day. Another experienced volunteer came to the orphanage was Mr Leo Nesnoni . He is going to help us on activities which will enhance the children's education . It is a privilege to have two seniors helping and sharing their experiences to us.
Peggy , Mr Leo Nesnoni and Mr Cornelis Lakusa