We’ve started our talks at high schools!

Our Yaki Pride Campaign is on a roll, with the high school talks well underway and the Yaki Youth Camp coming up! Read what Yunita has to say about the first of the talks in Langowan!

Kampanye Kebanggaan Yaki kami sudah mulai bergulir! Sosialisasi di SMA-SMA sementara berjalan, dan Yaki Youth Camp akan diselenggarakan dalam waktu dekat ini! Mari baca apa pendapat Yunita mengenai sosialisasi pertama di Langowan!

Yunita gave the main talk, about why yaki conservation is important. | Yunita menyampaikan materi utama, mengenai pentingnya konservasi yaki.

Yunita gave the main talk, about why yaki conservation is important. | Yunita menyampaikan materi utama, mengenai pentingnya konservasi yaki.

Our talks at the high schools in Tomohon and Langowan have finally begun! We started with SMA Kr Schwartz Langowan. This high school reminds me of my childhood when I was at elementary school. This high school is located in my elementary school area, so makes me go back in time! But anyway… happy to be here, especially since we received a warm welcome from the Principal. It was quite a long time since our talk at the GMIM Youth and Teenage camp with this wonderful young public again!

Some students had to sit outside because there wasn't enough room! | Ada siswa yang harus duduk di luar karena ruangan tidak cukup!

Some students had to sit outside because there wasn’t enough room! | Ada siswa yang harus duduk di luar karena ruangan tidak cukup!

Sosialisasi kami di SMA-SMA di Tomohon dan Langowan akhirnya dimulai! Kami membukanya dengan SMA Kr. Schwartz Langowan. SMA ini mengingatkan saya akan masa kecil saya di SD. Gedung SMA ini merupakan gedung SD lama saya, sehingga saya pun bernostalgia! But anyway… saya senang bisa kembali di sini, terutama karena kami disambut Kepala Sekolah dengan baik. Sudah lama sejak Perkemahan Pemuda dan Remaja GMIM, kali terakhir kami berbicara dengan anak-anak muda yang bersemangat ini!

Caroline started off with introductions! | Caroline mengawali sosialisasi kami dengan perkenalan!

Caroline started off with introductions! | Caroline mengawali sosialisasi kami dengan perkenalan!

We were started the talks after talking about our program with the principal. During our super-fast preparation, we heard a teacher announce our talk through the speakers, and instruct the students to gather in the Laboratory where the talk will be held. Interesting! Many students attended the talks, from 10th to 12th Grade. That’s what we are looking for: as many students as possible.

Kami memulai sosialisasi setelah membahas program kami dengan kepala sekolah. Kami mempersiapkan diri secepat kilat, dan kami mendengar seorang guru mengumumkan sosialisasi kami melalui speaker, dan mengarahkan siswa untuk berkumpul di Laboratorium tempat kami akan mengadakan sosialisasi. Banyak yang menghadiri sosialisasi kami, dari kelas 10 hingga 12. Itulah yang kami cari: siswa sebanyak mungkin.

DSC_0091We delivered the talks in three parts; the first part was introductions by Caroline, I delivered the second part, starting with why Sulawesi was important, and the third part was the quiz session by Caroline. We tried to hold the students’ attention by shifting roles.  During the talks, we really had fun!  The students were very active; even while I was speaking they’d finish my sentences, and some made jokes, but it was OK! They were paying attention and still on track.

 

The students were very interactive and responded well to questions during the talk. | Para siswa sangat interaktif dan tanggap terhadap pertanyaan-pertanyaan dalam sosialisasi.

The students were very interactive and responded well to questions during the talk. | Para siswa sangat interaktif dan tanggap terhadap pertanyaan-pertanyaan dalam sosialisasi.

Kami membagi sosialisasi menjadi tiga bagian; bagian pertama adalah perkenalan oleh Caroline, saya menyampaikan materi pada bagian kedua, dimulai dengan mengapa Sulawesi penting, dan bagian ketiga adalah sesi quiz bersama Caroline. Kami berusaha mempertahankan perhatian mereka dengan bertukar peran sebagai pembicara. Saat sosialisasi, kami banyak bersenang-senang! Para siswa sangat aktif; saat saya berbicara, kadang mereka akan melengkapi kalimat saya, ada beberapa yang bercanda, tapi tidak apa-apa! Yang penting, mereka memperhatikan jalannya sosialisasi.

Here's the lucky winner of our first question! | Inilah pemenang beruntung dari pertanyaan pertama kami!

Here’s the lucky winner of our first question! | Inilah pemenang beruntung dari pertanyaan pertama kami!

After the talk, we continued with the quiz. The quiz started on a very funny note because, in the few seconds before the question appeared on the screen, someone already called out the correct answer! It made the other students laugh, so we tried to make them wonder whether the answer was right or wrong before we revealed the question, and… the students went wild when they saw that their friend’s guess was 100% right! The students showed equal enthusiasm for the second and third question. Congratulations to Ira who answered the Golden Ticket question very calmly and confidently!

The winner of the second question! | Pemenang pertanyaan kedua!

The winner of the second question! | Pemenang pertanyaan kedua!

Setelah materi, kami mengadakan quiz. Quiz ini diawali dengan kejadian lucu, karena beberapa detik sebelum pertanyaan pertama muncul, sudah ada yang memberikan jawaban yang benar! Semua siswa pun tertawa, jadi kami membuat mereka penasaran sebelum kami menunjukkan pertanyaan pertama, apakah jawaban tersebut benar… dan para siswa langsung heboh ketika mereka melihat tebakan teman mereka 100% benar! Para siswa menunjukkan semangat yang serupa untuk pertanyaan kedua dan ketiga. Selamat kepada Ira yang menjawab pertanyaan Golden Ticket dengan tenang dan percaya diri!

Congratulations to the winner of the third question! We'll see you at Yaki Youth Camp! | Selamat kepada pemenang pertanyaan ketiga! Sampai jumpa di Yaki Youth Camp!

Congratulations to the winner of the third question! We’ll see you at Yaki Youth Camp! | Selamat kepada pemenang pertanyaan ketiga! Sampai jumpa di Yaki Youth Camp!

It was a great first talk! Caroline and I were really happy and enjoyed the trip, even if we did have to go around by another road back to Manado.  Big thanks to the principal, teachers and lovely students for the lovely meeting. We hope that our message will spread to the families, friends and neighbors of the students! Langowan, you are awesome!

Sosialisasi pertama kami sukses! Saya dan Caroline sangat senang dan menikmati perjalanan ini, meski kami harus berputar melalui jalan lain untuk kembali ke Manado. Terima kasih banyak kepada Kepala Sekolah, para guru, dan siswa-siswa luar biasa untuk responnya. Kami berharap pesan kami bisa menyebar pada keluarga, teman, dan tetangga para siswa! Langowan, you are awesome!

Well done to the three winners! | Selamat kepada ketiga pemenang!

Well done to the three winners! | Selamat kepada ketiga pemenang!

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