TRAINING STUDENTS’ INDEPENDENCE BY HOME AWAY FROM HOME PROGRAM
Independence needs to be trained since early age, including for students of BINUS SHCOOL Simprug. Although they are still in the 4th and 5th graders, by having independence they do not need to always depend on others to do their own personal things.
BINUS SCHOOL Simprug trained the students’ independence by having Home Away from Home Programme on 23-27 March 2015. In this training, the students learned to be responsible, confident, self-controlled, respect others, caring, honest, and other good things. Moreover, they were also taught about how to handle situations which could harm themselves or others. This program did not only run in BINUS SCHOOL Simprug, but it also ran in Yogyakarta and Perth, Australia.
If we train the independence early, later on it will be useful for students’ life. When the students meet a condition that forces them to not depend on others, they are ready to depend on themselves by the knowledge they’ve got from BINUS SCHOOL Simprug.
The purpose of this program is to prepare students when one day they face unusual situations, then they could respond correctly in dangerous situations. They are also trained to cooperate and analyze the solutions of problems, be independent and responsible to themselves, collaborate with others, and defend themselves. (AS)