On Tuesday (7/2), Project Child Indonesia conducted a general training for the batch 24 volunteers. Located at the Parsley Bakery and Cake Shop, the training was intended to prepare the new volunteers before moving directly into the projects.
There are generally four main contents of this training. The first is an introduction to the social world, where the volunteer candidates were given a foundation regarding contemporary societal problems and how to overcome them. Second, the participants were also provided with the information regarding Project Child Indonesia to make them even more familiar with their new working environment. Third, there was also an introduction to voluntarism, enlightening the new volunteers with insights about volunteering and what makes it so important. Last but not least, the training also introduced the participants about their responsibilities as Project Child Indonesia volunteers.
Aya, the Founder of Project Child Indonesia, stated that the training is a compulsory program for every intake of volunteers which intend to join the organization. “We need to make sure that the new volunteers are aligned with our core values,” said her. Aya also added that all volunteers need to sign the contract of Children Protection Policy as the part of their compliance. “The policy aligns with the United Nation Convention on the Rights of the Child. For instance, one of its points states that volunteers are forbidden from touching the private parts of the children.”
After this general training, a more specific pedagogical training will be provided for the teaching volunteers of Sekolah Sungai and Sekolah Pantai programs. “Handling a class full of children can be challenging, and this training will provide our volunteers with some teaching skills,” as Aya concluded.
Ario B. Utomo – Media Intern at Project Child Indonesia