Name: Takaaki Oguni
Volunteer from: Japan
I 'm Takaaki Oguni came from Japan. I joined LMTV Mangkang volunteer work camp in my summer holiday. So, I'm a university student and majoring biology. I'm studying ecosystem there and I learned importance of it, especially mangrove through the subtropical field training holded by my university. I wanted to know and investigate more about it. Also, I wanted to improve my English, so I took part in this program. In my workcamp, I had mainly three kind of jobs. They were school visit, mangrove planting and urbanurban farming. In school visit, I did presentation and teaching about Japan to exchange culture two times a week.
Especially, Japanese drawing '' shuji '' I tried to introduce eagerly. I planted mangrove also two times a week. It was very tiring and I was be able to think many things. In urban farming, I had many difficult to keep growing the plants because the climate in here is quite different from Japanese. Of course, these program improved my English skill, Indonesian language skill and knowledge of ecoloy, culture, society and so on. But also I feel to have grown our self very much. I experienced so many things in this about 50 days in Indonesia.
They are culture, food, climate, language, much mosquito, society. Peculiarly, I had some difficulty to tell my mind, so I fighted sometimes with my companies.There were some difficulty, but all of my experience were very fresh and inspired me to do my best at all times. My eyes seeing world changed completely and disappeared my prejudice, and also I learned that to tell my mind clearly with words is very important to get along with company has other culture. So this work camp is precious for me and I'm appreciate all of the people I met and organization of NICE and IIWC of PKBI. Thank you very much.
Written by Takaaki Oguni
‘So this work camp is precious for me and I'm appreciate all of the people I met and organization of NICE and IIWC of PKBI. Thank you very much.’