By Ainu Shafira
GOMBAK, 18 September 2019 – Twenty volunteers from UNESCO IIUM Club have joined a one-week outreach programme to Bukit Tinggi, Indonesia, from 17 to 26 August, following success of the recent educational visit to Cambodia and Vietnam.
Volunteers taught English language to 200 selected students from Pondok Pesantren Thawalib Parabek, aged between 14 to 16 years, as well as to 38 kids from Sekolah Alam Bukit Tinggi (SAKTI).
“The activity held was based on learning outside classroom and was made to be stress-free. Our long term objective was to see that kids excel in this subject and show interest as this is a language used by many. They could have an advantage to further their studies overseas if they could master this language,” said Nurulain Nadhirah, the president of UNESCO IIUM Club.
The daily conversation between volunteers and the students revolved around speaking in English only with very minimum usage of the Indonesian language.
She continued, “The programme received positive response from many and we even had the honour of the presence of the Deputy Rector (Student Affairs and Development Division). He even gave a talk on the Industrial Revolution during the opening ceremony and spent his time to visit the volunteers while they were doing the programme at SAKTI.” ***
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