It happened almost one year ago, 24/3/08 if i'm not mistaken,forgetting them was just not as easy to know them..they are all mujahidaat of the future..
Place : Pesantren Modern Babun Najah
Name of facilitators : Ahmad Syahid b. Ibrahim & Nur Aini
Name of “ Lucky children” : Rosmanida, Rhaudah. M, Raudhah. A, Vonna, Rani, Nordinie .(All of them are 8 girls)
This was the first module that was put on them, the first problem that could be seen was difference in language, it was abit difficult in explaining the task to the children. However, during that morning, we were lucky as a member of PEMA committee was around and she managed to help us in explaining the instructions..We( facilitators) were first, introduce our selves to the children, next we asked thgem to bring out a piece of paper that provided in their file for them to write down their ‘ interest name’ or ‘glamour name’. They finished doing so in 8 minutes and we exchange their paper between 8 of them. Before giving back the paper to them, we did chop the paper first, however some of them got their own paper. Hurm..that was not a big problem, we then immediately exchange the paper again with their friends. Then, they were instructed to find the owner of the paper and get 5 peculiar things from the owner..after that they had to tell everybody the odd things about their friends…Alhamdulillah, they were all glad to present about their friends and we believe the ukhuwwah between the members of the groups had been established and the ‘ice’ was broken…..Mission accomplished..
This module was done immediately right after taaruf module…The children could easilt\y understand our instruction that were, draw your own flag, create your motto and find the name of your group…Finally,” Syuhada’” group with a motto “ Perjuangan untuk masa depan” evolved. From our observation, they were very good in Arabic language..their spirit of ‘ berjuang” was very tremendous. While colourung and shaping the logo, they were very cooperative among each others, and the only problem that could be detected was they couldn’t spell word in ‘ JAWI’ correctly, huh..we happy..they happy..we took 5 minutes extra from the time given by the committee …After that, they were asked to explain things that had been plotted on their flag…they clarified that….
Red – brave
Sword – jihad
Perisai – Defense
From their clarification, we further explain that, jihad is not only means fighting against kuffar at field , seeking knowledge is also jihad, people that die while searching for ‘ilmu’ can also be considered as syahid ( syahid sughra)….As they described perisai as their defense, we opened up their mind that by having knowledge, they actually can defense them selves from being mislead by enemies. Then, it was a pleasant moment to be told by them that
Huh…next we proceed with a module named ‘mind mapping’. “Siapa di sini pernah dengar tentang mind mapping”, the starting sentence came out from aini’s throat…well, none of them know. Hence, we divided them into two groups…a and b…They were given an options to choose their topic, the options were hujan, cahaya, pokok bla bla x ingat…Finally, a group chose ‘cahaya’ and the other one chose ‘air’..at beginning both groups seemed blur to start..but after they were given examples, the blurring thing gone..it was so good that they could relate the topic with religion, science, art and so on…they could explain how photosynthesis occur, how cloud and rain form….they also justified all the creation as Allah’s power…Next, both group were asked to present their topic, even though some of the members were a bit shy, at last, their explanation was really attractive..during mark giving session, both team were given same mark..both were the winning team. We do this to comfort and make them felt that their hard work was not nothing, instead, it worth a very valuable work. Finally, we conclude this module as a practicable skill especially in class and during revision…..Setlle!!!!!!
We took a 5 minutes break before we proceed with the next module that is critical thinking or debate. Those kids seemed tired..huh..who cares, their spirit were still circulating vigorously..We have to proceed..we divided them into 4 groups, each group contains 2 person. Now, we give them a topic “ lelaki mana lebih handsome? Gemuk , kurus, tinggi, rendah” where each group get one of the 4 characteristic..they were given 10 minutes to find the supporting point of their characteristic..they were told to defense their stand..ops..their respond were not good…they seemed quite and shy, even bro Mahmudi (PEMA) was trying to burn them up..maybe topic was a bit sensitive to them ( they were all girls)..only a child name Vonna a bit loud, the rest just read and voice out their opinion slowly…okay it was fine..At last..we did the conclusion for them that “berjuang”is not a simple thing, so we must courage enough to defense our idealism…chaiyok..Takbir!!!
DARE TO FAIL
Now we are trying to test their psychology, we provided them with an egg, ten straws, aplastic bag and a piece of paper..what should they do was, decorate or modify the egg with all the things provided so that they could throw the egg as far as they could without breaking it..before they started working, Aini had given them clues on how to fly the egg..by rocket concept, aeroplane, airborne and absorbtion concept. Finally, the were able to finished creating their own “ technological egg” in around 15 minutes..itlooked like a rocket…Next..time to fly the egg and prove the ability of their invention..1,2,3 throw….zass…it fly so high and ops…it broke…..
As it was so hot ans zuhr prayer was around the corner, second trial cannot be done..we didn’t conclude this module right after the programme..however the conclusion was done after LS1-english…..”siapa kita? Syuhada!! x 2 mana takbirnya? Allahuakbar!!!”
LEARNING SKILLS PROGRAMME 1 – English
This module was some sort like exlorace..lerning with fun concept maybe…the group “ Syuhada” was led by Abg Syahid..huhu..Each group was equipped by an advance dictionary..the children were beginners, thus when they try to find the meaning of the word, they found more complicated sentence..hence, for them, they found nothing, however, we had explained to them that , the long sentences indicates the description of the word..moreover, based on our observation, they have good basic English knowledge, good English basic vocabulary and understanding. They could finished the seven checkpoints very quickly, from meaning of sentences checkpoints, dictionary usage, tongue twister, idioms, words arrangement, word shaping and electronic dictionary, not much problems encountered….The main problem was, they were unable to find meaning using the advance dictionary..ops…we were the winner…1st place…
LEARNING SKILLS PROGRAMME 2 – MATH
Yeah..such a good module for us … we like to teach them math…The questions were slightly tricky, and unfortunately, facilitators couldn’t remember the formulae to help the kids solving the questions..huhu..However the kids were very good, they try hard to solve the questions even though some of them were almost gave up before having a taste on the questions….Thanks Aini, she did a very good job as she motivate them not to give up before trying, mind setting is very important, think that you can!!...as result…yes they could do it.
The problems involved were, unable to understand the terms used, such as prime number, common multiple and so on, but they don’t have problems on operations ( +, -, x, / )…They also don’t know the rules of degree..like a round take internal degree of 360, half of it take 180 degree….But it was fine ..the children were seriously good in using common sense…Try Hard……………..
If i meet all of you again, I should be shocked and proud of how good are all of you "Santri-santri Syuhada"
Allahu yubarik 'alaikum
(the pictures were combination of several venues)