Table of Contents
- 2017 Feb • Hayley describes a transformative experience in Indonesia
- 2016 May-Sept • Feliz Zschoche volunteers at Peace Place
- 2016 FPT-AWP activities
- 2015 June • Vidya Sutton returns to Kathmandu after the earthquakes
- 2015 April • AVP workshops in Nepal
- 2015 March • Najla Drooby’s experience at the Peace Place International Workshop
- 2015 March • Discernment workshop in Nepal
- 2015 February – March • Autumn Star shares about her trip to Indonesia
- 2015 Feb • Autumn Star returns to Indonesia
- 2015 FPT-AWP activities
- 2014 September • English Classes with students at Raudlatul Falah, an Islamic high school in Java
- 2014 April • Philippines Peace Team Travel Log
- 2014 March – April • Indonesia Peace Team Travel Log
- 2014 • Indonesia Peace Team, Vydia Sutton
- New Generation of Barak Induk Team
- 2014 February • Indonesia Peace Team Travel Log
- 2013 December • Nepal Peace Team Travel Log
- Friends’ work continues
- 2013 October • Philippines Peace Team Travel Log
- 2013 Peace Team to Indonesia – Blaze Nowara, Christopher Hughes, Ludwig Bon Quirog
- 2013 Jun – Jul • Indonesia Peace Team Travel Log
- Never Underestimate the Power of a Few People — Growth Always Comes from Small Sprouts!
- 2013 Feb • Indonesia Peace Team
- Training Facilitators for AVP Workshops in Refugee Camps in Eastern Nepal
- Opening of the Taman Bermain Buemoe Ubeut (Small Earth Playground) Preschool in Langsa
- Community Noticing Improvement in Joglo Preschool Students’ Behavior
- Struggles in the Lhotshampa Refugee Camps
- Supporting AVP Facilitators in Nepal
- Yuyun’s Artist Scholarship
- 2012 • Indonesia Peace Team, John Michaelis
- 2012 • Extended Service, Kristina Blank
- 2012 Jan • Indonesia, Joe Dosch
- Norway, July 2011 • Team Member, Terese Longva Returns Home to Terror
- DOLLS! DOLLS! DOLLS!
- All in a day’s work
- 2011 • Extended Service, Esther Buckwalter
- Peace is Possible!!!
- We did it! Indonesians run AVP basic workshop in East Aceh
- 2007 Jan • Indonesia Peace Team, Jakarta
- 2007 Jan • Indonesia Peace Team, N Sumatra
- 2007 Jan • Indonesia Peace Team, Aceh
- An Adventure in Indonesia, Stephen S. Haynes February 2007 unpublished article.
New Generation of Barak Induk Team
The Shining Future
New Generation of Barak Induk Team
06 February 2014
Friends Peace Teams in Asia West Pacific supported the adults of Barak Induk and then invested much time attention in an AVP-based preschool. In our midst, however, the children were growing up. Teenagers, who were toddlers in the war and exodus, are exploding. Afraid of themselves and feared by others, they are dropping out of school and looking to become laborers. They don’t understand what is happening with all that rage inside and they don’t know what to do about it.
I offered to give Edo, a sixteen year old high school drop out, three to four days with him and his friends if he wanted it. “You’d do that for me?” he asked. “Of course,” I replied. He accepted. So we conducted a three-day Alternatives to Violence Project Basic Workshop for a group of teens in Barak Induk. It was fabulous! They absorbed it so fast, like the water they were thirsting for.
After the workshop they didn’t want to stop. They met every night to apprentice to be facilitators and practice how to do activities and work as a team.
One of them came in one night. She said. “The primary school students were beside themselves with stress. Their school is filthy and crowded. The 3Rs are drilled incessantly and they have “exams” coming up, and they are so small! Why do they need to have “exams”! We have to do something!”
So, after meeting every weeknight that week, on Friday after school six of them took three hours and ran games for forty primary school students. It was 100 degrees and no one wanted to stop. But they were concerned about the little ones, so they stopped to do sharing in pairs a couple times and took a long break once. On the break, the kids huddled around in the shade listening to them talk about transforming power, the powers we have inside ourselves to do good, and the cooperative agreements we need to make it work. They talked about empathy and cooperation.
As they went back to their games, the kids used most of the new vocabulary they had just heard over and over again like it was new candy.
The team has now called itself the New Generation of Barak Induk Team and they are scheduled to do three hours of games and AVP activities with the primary school children the second and forth Sunday of each month.