The people I met in Jakarta are some of the nicest people on the planet. Everywhere we went, people were kind and generous. All the young people called me "Mister"; everyone was so polite.
The first day and a few days after, we went to a private school in the southeast of Jakarta. We were introduced to several classes and joined in some activities.
Many of the children wanted our autographs, and some of our delegation signed many (MANY) sheets of paper.
Saturdays at the school are extracurricular activity days, filled with music, dance, art, and other cultural courses. We attended a singing and dancing class, a music class with instruments made of bamboo, an art class with crayon and paper as media, an Indonesian martial arts class, and a class with traditional drum music.
Here, some of the members of our group give it a go.
On the next to our last day, we were invited to a gathering of community leaders who had come from all over Indonesia (please check a map of Indonesia to get an idea of what that means) to discuss local issues. What follow are some photos from that gathering.
The community has gotten together to deal with waste, especially items that can be recycled. What you see above are mostly bags created from recycled plastic bags. The bags are cut up in a clever way, then woven into thread which is used to decorate the bags.
Thank you to the people of Indonesia!