No TV, let’s study for two hours
After a successful campaign of getting birth certificates to the children at Prumpung, to fulfill their right of having an identity, Sahabat Anak comes up with new ideas to contribute more to their community.
As we enter the New Year, SA Prumpung has a big plan: to run the No TV, let’s study for two hours program. This idea came from the children of SA Prumpung who care about their friend’s habits and behaviors. Most of the children in Prumpung spend their time outside school playing outdoors and watching television. There is no initiative for them to review what they have just studied at school or to do their homework.
For these children, television shows that air within their study hours are hypnotizing. Sadly, most of these shows are not even appropriate for their age. The pleasure they get from playing and watching TV all day long makes them forget their responsibilities as students, and this happens almost everywhere.
It is a challenge because changing their behavior is not an easy task. Besides the role of the students under SA Prumpung to rally for this campaign, we also need the participation of those who have direct influence on these children like their parents and the neighborhood leaders.
The cooperation between Sahabat Anak Prumpung and the neighborhood officials, plus support from parents, will be an important factor that contributes to the success of No TV, let’s study for two hours program.
Once the program is officially launched, we hope it can be implemented in every household. In order to make it a habit, Prumpung will also have special study hours to keep the children away from television. Even though it is only for two hours daily, we hope it can be the first step towards more positive behavior.
May this main program from SA Prumpung Children’s Forum in 2015 come to fruition.