Calling elementary teachers for Balinese quality children

An elementary school is an institution where children receive the first stage of compulsory education known as elementary or primary education. The education still tends to focus on basic academic learning and socialization skills, introducing children to the broad range of knowledge, skill and behavioral adjustment they need to succeed in life – and, particularly, in secondary school. Unfortunately this noble purpose of primary education has been raped by their own teachers that want to produce only smart children but mentally unhealthy.

“Most teachers prefer to discriminate their own pupil in the name of success without concern for their longer term”, said Professor Luh Ketut Suryani as the founder of Suryani Institute in front of 400 elementary teachers in Tabanan regency.


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Stichting Sukacita joined teach the teachers program

Balinese society in a state of emergency due to get a lot of influence from outside Bali, either because of globalization as well as technological progress. In the early years, children may have some difficulties in learning to move skilfully. For some children, the muscles and nerves that control body movements may not be properly formed or may become damaged causing a physical disability. Children with intellectual disabilities are born with a special purpose in life, they help us to take a deeper look at ourselves.

“There are many people want to help the children with disabilities but most of them forget to train our local teacher, so in other way we bring new colonial to our island”, said Professor Luh Ketut Suryani as she pleased with the joint support from Stichting Sukacita to teach the teachers for disabilities children.

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Stenden University joined “Teach the teachers how to teach” program

Many people think Bali is a beautiful island with its rich traditions and authentic culture and concerned that the children’s education had been compromised. For that reason many NGOs tried to work in Bali and help the children without consider the local educational supports. In other way, it’s like creating a colonization area for people from outside despite their good will to help the children in the paradise island of Bali.

“The concept of Teach teacher how to teach is based on a thought that there are many people come to Bali and teach the children only and when they left no body continue the works”, said Professor Luh Ketut Suryani to  Marielle Pelleboer as one of the graduate students from Stenden University during their visit to the institute.

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