Mayday in Kinderhut of Aceh

Kinderhut's Park
Kinderhut’s Park

Bright. Weather has supporting me and the road condition is quiet relatively because today is International Labor Day or Mayday. This time for me to start to once boarding home for child and teenage that located at Indrapuri, Aceh Besar. The boarding’s named is Kinderhut. The security has opened a gate for me. I thought Kinderhut is an organization with suitable and environment is clear for role-model. This are is very harmoniously with various trees has grown, and we will get a calm.

Pagi yang cerah dan keadaan di jalan relatif sepi karena Hari Buruh Internasional atau Mayday. Ini adalah waktu yang tepat bagi saya untuk beranjak ke sebuah asrama anak dan remaja yang terletak di kawasan Indrapuri, Aceh Besar bernama Kinderhut. Seorang satpam membukakan pintu gerbang asrama untuk saya. Saya melihat Kinderhut merupakan lembaga yang cukup mapan dan kebersihan lingkungan yang layak dijadikan contoh. Kawasan yang asri dengan ditumbuhi berbagai pohon yang beraneka ragam, mendapatkan ketenangan tersendiri.

Fara, as manager representative of Kinderhut in Aceh
Fara, as manager representative of Kinderhut in Aceh

I had meet with a manager representative of Kinderhut, she’s named is Fara. She told me if Kinderhut was exist in Aceh since 2006, when after tsunami disaster. The children who stay in this place is from underpreviliged average status and educate in this place. Daily activity at Kinderhut usually, after Maghrib (at sunset) is recite of Al-Qur’an together and when a weekend or free, they are cleaning together and every at 10 a.m, the children may to watching TV at hall.

Saya dipertemukan oleh seorang pengurus Kinderhut, bernama Fara. Ia mengatakan bahwa Kinderhut telah ada di Aceh sejak 2006, pasca tsunami. Anak-anak yang tinggal disini rata-rata berlatar-belakang dari keluarga tidak mampu dan dididik di sini. Kegiatan harian biasanya setelah Maghrib ada pengajian dan saat hari libur, mereka gotong-royong membersihkan lingkungan dan pada pukul 10 pagi, anak-anak dipersilakan untuk menonton di balai. 

Me and Kinderhut's Children
Me and Kinderhut’s Children

Some children in Kinderhut will follow of student exchange to some countries in Europe. One of them, is named Raudha. She will competension with another student around of Aceh to follow this event to Germany. Both of her friends have a planning to study to England and Turkey. She has enthusiastic when know if I was working on one organization of alumni from Jerman after introduced by Fara. I teach about basic of German, like greeting and how to introduce ourselves. She ask me about culture and tour spots in Germany. I tell her from my seniors experiences in the workplace ago, in spite of me and Raudha not yet to Germany, but have a similar dream : study to Germany!

Ada beberapa anak-anak Kinderhut yang mengikuti pertukaran pelajar ke beberapa negara di Eropa. Salah satunya sebut saja Raudha. Dia akan bersaing dengan siswa lainnya se-Aceh untuk mengikuti pertukaran pelajar ke Jerman. Dua temannya berencana ke England dan Turki. Raudha antusias ketika mengetahui jika saya pernah bekerja di sebuah organisasi alumni Jerman setelah dikenalkan oleh Fara. Saya ajarkan dasar-dasar bahasa Jerman, seperti sapaan dan cara memperkenalkan diri. Dia kemudian bertanya tentang budaya dan tempat wisata di Jerman. Saya ceritakan sesuai dengan apa yang saya dengar dari pengalaman senior-senior saya di tempat kerja dahulu, meskipun saya dan Raudha belum ke Jerman tetapi punya impian yang sama : studi ke Jerman!

Award of Certificate for Kinderhut from Social Department of Aceh Province
Award of Certificate for Kinderhut from Social Department of Aceh Province

I don’t believe the time is up immediately, and I must to back home for prepare Jum’ah Pray. I say thank you to Fara and Kinderhut’s children which want to spend their time for talking and sharing.

Tak terasa waktu berlalu begitu cepat, dan saya harus pulang untuk bersiap menunaikan ibadah salat Jum’at. Saya mengucapkan terima kasih kepada Fara dan anak-anak Kinderhut yang telah menyempatkan waktunya untuk mengobrol dan berbagi.

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