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Jakarta Post

Professionals take time to teach

  • Novia D. Rulistia

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, May 4 2012   /  09:27 am

What does a pilot, an editor-in-chief, a journalist, a fashion stylist and a marketer in the capital have in common when they take a break from their daily activities? They teach.

Recently, 200 middle-class Jakartans from various professions took one day off to visit elementary schools to share their experiences and plant the seeds of dreams in the minds of hundreds of students from low-income families.

They joined the first Kelas Inspirasi on April 25, a program that facilitates them to share with the students and explain what they do for a living.

Trade marketer FM Sidharta said that standing in front of a class full of first-graders and talking about things they probably had never heard of before was not an easy task.

“Teaching is not a new thing for me as I am often a speaker at workshops. But teaching first-graders was hard! Yet, also fun,” he said du...