Neighbors ネイバーズ

to support disabled and senior people in Asian countries

Study Tour 2011 to Bali and Yogjakarta, Part 1

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The 1st study tour by Neighbors was to visit Bali to hand out wheelchairs and communicate with disabled people, to make a cultural exchange with an elementary school, and to enjoy the views of Bali and Yogjakarta. There were supposed to be more participants (including a man on a wheelchair), but finally we were only four in a group. I have had a good relation with the disabled organization called ‘Senang Hati’ (Happy Heart), so we enjoyed riding a motorbike with a side-car which was driven by the disabled to visit the temple for praying in the water. And at an elementary school one participant,  Ayumi had an opportunity to teach in the class which my friends made arrangements. She is an elementary school teacher in Obira near Rumoi. Ayumi handed out some drawing pictures to the 3rd grade students and in return she got drawings by the studenst, that will be a good start of exchanging cultures. Other participant Yuko has worked with the disabled for a long time and she introduced her workplace at Senang Hati and they gave her DVD in which their activities of studying, job-training, sports and culture are recorded.

Neighbors tour is hand-made and we try to arrange what participants want to do. We are hoping to make the 2nd tour as well next year. Anybody can join and enjoy the different culture. Please join us.

Borobudur Temple

ネイバーズ初のツアーはバリ島とジョクジャカルタ行きでした。車いすの男性なども参加予定でしたが、けがのため不可能となり、他の人たちもチケットが取れずに参加できず、4人だけのグループでした。バリ島では、長いおつきあいのある障がい者施設「セナン・ハティ」を訪問し、車いすを届けて交流を深めました。水の寺院にもバイクのサイドカーに乗ってきました。ウブドでは小学校訪問をしました。参加者の歩さんは小平町で小学校の先生です。1時間の授業をやった後、絵を渡してきましたが、帰りにはバリの小学生の絵もたくさんいただいてきました。交流の始まりです。ゆうこさんは長年、障がい者関係の仕事をしています。今の職場の様子を見せた写真やパンフに、セナン・ハティの人たちは興味深々でした。代わりにセナン・ハティでの活動(学校に行けなかった人のための教育、職業訓練、スポーツや文化ーバリダンスもやります)を見せるDVDをプレゼントしてもらいました。ネイバーズのツアーでは、参加者の興味に合わせたコーディネートができます。来年もまた、ツアーをします!障がい者、高齢者などでも十分対応できますから、ぜひご参加ください。

Written by asianneighbors

August 16, 2011 at 4:15 am

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