I’ve been working at BCU School for one and half years now as a volunteer. I’m teaching French, Art, Geography and Citizenship from primary school to high school. Now I also have a new job of being the scholarship coordinator and volunteer coordinator. I was a primary school teacher when I was living in France so teaching high school and in the English language which was not very familiar for me, was a real challenge!
But with time, and the support of the staff of the school and the students who are really amazing, I start to improve my English, my way of teaching and most of all, I learn to be more patient. I learnt a lot and I still continue to learn a lot in this school and that is great, it’s really amazing. I was coming to teach and actually it’s me that learn and I learn very important things, that I think I will never be able to learn in another situation.
|To have the opportunity to live in Rungan Sari is also amazing. I meet incredible people, I get so many new friends from all over the world, I see the nature around, the jungle and the forest is amazing. The inner process is quite intense too….It’s like Kalimantan knows our weaknesses and points them out. It’s a formidable opportunity to work on ourselves and to improve. The help of God is so strong and I can really feel all the blessings of God for me. I have never felt so happy and so lucky. I never received so many blessings. I change so much and continue to change every day.
Each Wednesday, I also teach art in a nearby orphanage and I really love it. I feel so happy there, in the middle of these children. I feel God guides me and shows me the way how to do things and how to behave in my life. I feel there is something in this orphanage for my future life, something to do maybe. In Kalimantan, because it’s a quiet place, it’s like I can feel more guidance and more patience because there are space inside for things like this happen.
|Emilie with some of the Orphanage children|
|I learn from the students who teach me to smile, to be patient, I learn from the other Indonesian teachers who introduce me to a new and passionate culture, sharing incredible stories about their country, I learn from the other volunteer teachers who come from every country of the world, I learn from the administration staff to be grateful and helpful…I learn to do my best, slowly, each day, trying to be more creative, more precise, contribute step by step at what I’m able to give to the school.
|Emilie with some of her Students from BCU at the orang-utan sanctuary near Palangka Raya|