Tuesday, February 23, 2010



Jakarta Green Monster has been organizing School Visit on Environmental Campaign and Education namely, Edumobile. This activity is a routine twice a week visitation to either junior and high school students until next August 2010.

Edumobile aims to:
1. Engage students to the environment, especially wetlands, as the way to raise their awareness and promote green lifestyle with many of activities, such as movie showing, small discussion, games, paper recycling, origami, and many more.
2. Promote the Earth Charter to the school as the tools of education which its principles can be applied on their lesson activities.

On Saturday, 20th February 2010, since JGM has two internship volunteers, Hoko (from Japan) and Changcun (from China), Edumobile has new activity, it's Origami Workshop Using Used-Paper such as old documents, old magazines, etc. This workshop was hosted by Hoko herself.

Starting with introduction, Hoko spoke Indonesian to the students:
"Hari ini, saya akan menunjukkan kepada kalian, bagaimana cara membuat Origami dengan menggunakan kertas bekas ini. Apakah kalian siap???" (Today, i will show you how to make Origami using these used-papers. Are you ready???)
And then all of the students yelled, "Siaaaapppp..!!!!!" (Yeah, I'm ready..!!!!)
The students then were so enthusiasm on making paper crane and many kinds of shape.

At the end of the activity, JGM give presents to the school as an appreciation, such as a tree (to be planted in school), Biodiversity book series (from Indonesian Biodiversity Foundation), and Earth Charter Poster.

Edumobile has theme, "Let'S CARE, let's Save water, Change our habit, plant A tree, and REcycle".

Edumobile is organized by Jakarta Green Monster, supported by Indonesian Biodiversity Foundation and South to South Film Festival, and sponsored by Coca Cola for Jakarta.

Monday, February 22, 2010

The Seven Wonders of the World

The Seven Wonders of the World
Author Unknown

Junior high school students in Chicago were
studying the Seven Wonders of the World. At
the end of the lesson, the students were asked
to list what they considered to be the Seven
Wonders of the World. Though there was some
disagreement, the following received the
most votes:

1. Egypt's Great Pyramids
2. The Taj Mahal in India
3. The Grand Canyon in Arizona
4. The Panama Canal
5. The Empire State Building
6. St. Peter's Basilica
7. China's Great Wall

While gathering the votes, the teacher noted that one student, a quiet girl, hadn't turned in her paper yet. So she asked the girl if she was having trouble with her list. The quiet girl replied, "Yes, a little. I couldn't quite make up my mind because there were so many." The teacher said, "Well, tell us what you have, and maybe we can help."

The girl hesitated, then read, "I think the Seven Wonders of the World are:

1. to touch...
2. to taste...
3. to see...
4. to hear... (She hesitated a little, and then added...)
5. to feel...
6. to laugh...
7. and to love.

The room was so quiet, you could have heard a pin drop.

May this story serve as a gentle reminder to all of us that the things we overlook as simple and ordinary are often the most wonderful - and we don't have to travel anywhere special to experience them.

source: http://www.inspirationpeak.com/shortstories/sevenwonders.html

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