Saturday, July 24, 2010

School Makeover




Photos courtesy J. Orr, MABC


In June, my church Mt Albert Baptist Church went down to our local school, Mt Albert Primary, for two days and did a make-over. I am thinking of the Malaysian and Indonesian concept of Gotong-royong. The community band together to work on a project without being paid.

There is a lot of fun working and often eating together. I remember my Dad and my grand Dad going to the village. Every family volunteering to build the road, and some of the women folk cooking lunch. That was in the early 70s.

Fast forward to 2009 and 2010, my church is doing the same. Together with parents and teachers, they did the modern version of New Zealand's Gotong-royong. The principle is still the same, people getting dirty for no pay.

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4 comments:

Bangchik said...

It should be nice to flex muscle and have fun in a gotong royong concept. Some people pay to get into gym to sweat it out....

Carver said...

What a great project and sounds like fun too.

To answer your question, I have never been kite surfing although I think it would be fun. If I was younger I'd be tempted to try it.

Ginny said...

This is when we are at our best, don't you think? Helping out others and asking for nothing in return! And they do look like they are working up quite a sweat!

Dave said...

Well done Ann. I liked the photos showing everyone working as a community. - Dave