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Sastra Gives Back: Back to Serves the Community

Sastra Gives Back volunteers with the students of Sanggar Anak Alam (taken by Erica Rafaella)

Yogyakarta (11/03/2023) – The annual activity “Sastra Gives Back” strikes back this semester from February 25th to March 18th. Held in Sanggar Anak Alam, Kasihan District, Bantul Regency, DI Yogyakarta, 40 volunteers took turn each week to teach elementary school students English language from first to sixth grade.

Students show engagement during the learning process (taken by Erica Rafaella)


 Sastra Gives Back is a program intended to give community feedback. This program is important because it attempts to educate children on the importance of English language. “In the learning process, the idea of English being fun is introduced in a game-like learning process,” said Naswa as the head of Sastra Gives Back committee.

As explained by the secretary of Sastra Gives Back, Tevin, the learning activity lasted for three hours, from 9 AM to 12 PM. Despite the duration, students appeared to be enthusiastic in the process of learning English. The kids actively answered the questions and showed engagement during the learning process. Interestingly, the students of Sanggar Anak Alam and volunteers of Sastra Gives Back exhibited chemistry in their interaction.

Moreover, the volunteers of Sastra Gives Back also expressed a lot of excitement in teaching the kids. The volunteers’ intensive three days of training have finally paid off. The success of the program cannot be separated from the volunteers’ passion for serving the community.

One of the volunteers, Liza, stated that this program has a lot of benefits for both the volunteers and the community. Hopefully, in the future, this program will continue to contribute to the community more often. As for the kids, they are expected to always remember the lesson and share it with others. Also, future volunteers are expected to be more enthusiastic in sharing their knowledge.



Journalist: Valentina Pascalia

Editor: Desca Geovani Kristi, Vonna Meisya Saputra (QC)

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