Table of Contents
- 2017 May • Papuans update after returning home from International Peace Training
- 2017 Feb • Hayley describes a transformative experience in Indonesia
- 2017 Feb • Nanik reports on the 4th Annual International Peace Training
- Perspectives on the 2017 International Peace Training
- 2017 Feb • Mentawai Islands
- Compassionate Listening Workshop at Peace Place
- 2017 Feb • Reflections from our 4th Annual International Peace Training
- Joglo Preschool
- 2017 Feb – Mar • 4th Annual International Training for Peace
- 2016 Jul-Aug • Joglo Preschool is Becoming a Model for Others
- Sharing the Power of Goodness at PhilYM
- 2016 June – July • Volunteering at Peace Place – Felicitas Zschoche from Germany
- 2016 June • American family of Four visiting Peace Place
- 2016 April – May • Peace Place Activity Update
- 2016 May-Sept • Feliz Zschoche volunteers at Peace Place
- 2016 March • Earthquake Strikes Mentawai Island
- A Decade of Tsunami Relief: Author chat with Nadine Hoover of Friends Peace Teams
- Tunas Baru Preschool’s First College Graduate!
- Barak Induk: Leaders to Meet Soon
- Presentation to University Muria Kudus, Central Java, Indonesia
- 2016 Jan • International Training at Peace Place
- Update: How you can help the people of Barak Induk
- People of Barak Induk once again under attack
- 2015 Dec – 2016 Jan • Friends Peace Team to Indonesia
- 2015 June • News from Joglo Preschool
- 2015 March • International Training for Peace
- 2015 Feb • Helping At Joglo Preschool
- Stay at the FPT Guesthouse in Pati, Indonesia
- 2014 Jan – Apr • Friends Peace Team Indonesia/Australia
- Never Underestimate the Power of a Few People — Growth Always Comes from Small Sprouts!
- Opening of the Taman Bermain Buemoe Ubeut (Small Earth Playground) Preschool in Langsa
- Petrus Introducing the new Joglo Preschool
- 2012 • Extended Service, Kristina Blank
- 2012 Jan – Mar • Indonesia Peace Team
- 2011 • FRIENDS IN BARAK INDUK UNDER ATTACK
- Children and teachers playing at The Peace Place.
- 2011 • Extended Service, Esther Buckwalter
- We did it! Indonesians run AVP basic workshop in East Aceh
- 2011 • Extend Service Nicholas Rozard
- 2011 Jun – Jul • Indonesia Peace Team
- 2011 April • FWCC Manila Peace Team
- 2011 Feb – Mar • Indonesia Peace Team
- 2009 • Voice of Barak Induk
- An Adventure in Indonesia, Stephen S. Haynes February 2007 unpublished article.
- 2006 • Friends in Conscience in Indonesia, Nadine Hoover; NYYM Spark: NYC, NY.
- 2006 • Alfred Builds Eight Houses In Tsunami Area, Nadine Hoover
- 2005 • Help or Hope for the Acehnese? The Human Face of War, by Nadine Hoover September 2005, unpublished manuscript.
- 2005 • Gratitude to Alfred Residents in Tsunami Aftermath, Nadine Hoover; Alfred Sun: Alfred, NY.
2015 Feb • Helping At Joglo Preschool
Autumn Star traveled to Indonesia in February 2015. She reports on her work at Joglo Preschool here:
When I first arrived in Indonesia I spent three weeks helping out at Joglo Preschool at Peace Place in Pati, Central Java. It was an inspirational three weeks as I worked with the teachers and watched them soak up new material and ask lots of questions.
I went with a list of ideas that Nadine and I had brainstormed of things I could work on with the teachers. Here is a bit about what we covered:
Art Projects — a challenge for the teachers at Joglo Preschool is coming up with new ideas for projects and making them happen. So our main focus while I was there was having new art projects every week. We went through the projects Nadine had left examples of and picked which ones would work for the themes we were working within. It was a process of exploring how the art projects needed to be shifted based on the developmental levels of the children, thinking about how to observe and create, and talking about how to support the children in their learning.
Consistency and Follow-Through — one thing I noticed as I watched what was going on in the preschool was that often there was need for more follow-through and consistency with the children. The teachers tended to express expectations to the children without then holding to what they were asking for. This brought us to conversations about expectations, communication, and how we can best support the students growth as primary role models. We talked about how we can best relate to what is going on for the children, how we can address the children’s needs, and how we can offer them guidance.
Books— reading books is not a regular thing that happens a Joglo Preschool, and eventually I learned why. The teachers felt that they did not know how to read books to the children, and they did not think storytelling would hold the children’s attention. Yet, on my past trips to Indonesia we had read stories with the teachers, demonstrating how and emphasizing its importance. What becomes clear in this experience is that people cannot absorb some of the basic, simple things that many people find so obvious until they
have the foundation of other skills and experiences to support them, especially as they were never read to as young people. I am seeing this pattern repeat itself as I watch the children at Joglo, who have not experienced or had role models for reading books. So while they may look at pictures in books, they do not yet understand what it means to tell a story. Now, with a little bit of encouragement we were able to shift the beliefs of the teachers and on the last day that I was at Joglo we had our first story time. Let me tell you, the children were not the only ones with wide eyes and curious minds. Afterwards we had a great discussion about reading books, attention spans, learning, and having regular story times!
On my last day at Joglo I was given words of appreciation and gratefulness, for bringing new ideas, sharing my knowledge, and helping the teachers. I could only return the same feelings, as I learned and grew from the experiences as much as the teachers.