Last weekend I had the chance to spend my weekend (28-31 May 2016) in the Endau-Rompin National Park. It was wonderful to be in a jungle to connect with nature. I was there to help assist an educational camp for Form 4 students. There were about 80 of them and UNITAR was invited to help the in the educational part of the camp. 8 of us from UNITAR went to the camp: 3 lecturers and 5 students.
I don't think I will describe in details what happened in the camp. Just a bit of what the students and I experienced. We introduced the students to a portfolio of reflection for the 5 modules that they studied during the camp: Astronomy, Flora, Fauna, Survival and Mathematics. For each of the modules, the students needed to reflect differently for example: Astronomy in a mind map form; Flora - they needed to find related materials from the surroundings; Fauna - they needed to draw animals; Survival - they needed to write a reflective story and for Mathematics - they needed to do a sampling activity.
A lot of activities were done in the 5 modules; we spend one night looking at the stars and also looked through a telescope to see Jupiter and Mars; we went for a boat ride; jungle trekking; swimming in the river and many more. I always love and enjoy outdoor activities like this. It is always making me happy and I always try hard! haha
I also had a chance to visit the orang asli village nearby the camp - Kampung Peta. We went around the village and I saw the school there. However, it was a school holiday now, so it was empty.
4 days and 3 nights in Endau-Rompin National Prk was amazing! Thanks for the invite and I am so proud of my students for their commitment and responsibility that they showed throughout the camp!God Job guys!
PS: People can always hate, but we can always love! hate vs love = love wins? haha