Kalila (play swing, middle) is always asked her parents to take her to school earlier so she can play a little longer.
Permata Bunda Early Childhood Care for Development (ECCD) has been operating for two years. This ECCD has once helped bring its students to study in the higher level: elementary school. Its school building supported by Wahana Visi has motivated the students and teachers in the teaching-learning process. However, the school still needs more facilities to be placed in the school yard. Teachers hope to have outdoor game facilities. Children's nature is to play, isn't it?
When an opportunity comes, Mrs. Santi, teacher and also manager of Permata Bunda ECCD, proposes Wahana Visi to help ralize that hope. As outdoor educative facilitiy is too expensive, Mrs. Santi only proposes a facility.
"It is all right to have only one outdoor educative facility. For indoor facilities, we can afford to buy by ourselves," says Mrs. Santi, explaining that indoor facilities are cheaper so the school does not need Wahana Visi's support.
Good solution is finally offered to solve the school problem: Wahana Visi would support the material while students' parents work together to prepare the outdoor facilities. And they are able to construct swing, slide, and monkey bar. After the facility establishment completed, children come to school earlier to enable to play before the school begins.
"Kalila now asks me to accompany her to go to school at 1 pm, although the school begins at 2.30 pm," says her Kalila's mother.
"Now I go to school earlier in order that I can play first," says Emil, who is happy to slide down but is afraid to swing.
"After those swing, slide, and monkey bar are constructed in the school yard, students do not play old playing anymore," says Mrs. Santi, showing that children love the new playing facilities.
Those playing facilities are not only used by ECCD students but also children living around the school building.