There is something special about this home industry which we visited for our field trip on March 28th, 2013.
At first glance, if we take a look around the workshop and it’s workers, it seems normal. But once we pay attention on how they communicate to each other, then we can see that they do not talk, but use sign language.
Yes, all of the workers are deaf!
In Indonesia, it can be hard for people with disability to find employers who are willing to give them a chance although they really want to work. Miss Ratnawati Sutedjo is one of those rare employers, she especially open this workshop and hires deaf people to be her workers here. They’ve been trained so they have skills that can be put into good use, making home decorations, souvenirs, education materials, fabrics, dress, and many other creative and beautiful things to sell. But the most wonderful thing is they have self confidence and the feeling that they are precious. We can see how they work diligently and happily.
- Miss Ratna (right), the founder and head of Precious One, proudly told us about one of her worker (second from right), who is deaf but can make many beautiful creations especially on fabric, including Miss Ratna’s dress which she wear today.
We also got a chance to learn some basic sign-language and sing a song. It’s really COOL !!
Ysaiah is trying to spell her name in sign-language
Art & Craft Time!!
Our 1st meet up & fieldtrip for 2013 was visiting Primavita Clinic with Dr Carmelita Ridwan. We learned about healthy food and how to make healthy yummy snacks.
1st recepie from Dr Carmelita Ridwan- Banana Raspberry Soy smoothie
2nd recepie by Dr Carmelita Ridwan- Red Rice Flour Crepes… very yummy!!!
Do they pass the FAT test?
How to eat balancely
June 5, 2012
Cooking is FUN!!!
The picture above can tell you how enthusiastic those young boys in this activity.
In a homeschool setting, however, it is not just to have a delicious end in itself, but the kitchen provides a wonderful opportunity for learning many basic skills, like math, reading comprehension, history, time management and team work skill.
Daven and boneless fish meat ready to be grounded and mashed
WE CAN COOK!!
March 20, 2012
Silk Worm Larva. eating Mulberry leaves
We had a chance to visit Rumah Sutra at Desa Ciapus, Bogor, West Java.
It was very interesting, because we saw and learned the process of making silk, starting from visiting the mullberry farm, observed the silkworms, then watched how the machines process the cocoons and bring out the finished product of silk fabric.
Craft made out of the used cocoon