Outbond Guides in the Barracks


On November 5, 2010, around 1 am, Kelor villagers displaced by the eruption of Mount Merapi. Like many other villages, the majority of villagers displaced in refugee camps. The refugee camps are not always in the form of the building is devoted to the refugees, but it can be a multi-purpose building, mosque, village halls, and others.

One of the barracks that we use is the village hall Margodadi Seyegan districts. There are about 780 refugees there, which consists of children, adults and the elderly. There are 43 people Kelor villagers consisting of 14 households.

Every morning we did a morning exercise activities are guided by volunteers. After that, each family member undergo their respective activities: children to school, women cooking, fathers are looking for grass or go home to feed livestock. During the day, the refugees had returned to their barracks. In the afternoon, the mothers learn skills, while children follow religious activities or study group.

One day, a few volunteers guide the outbound for refugee children. At the time, fathers and mothers just see it. Seeing the enthusiasm of the fathers and mothers, the volunteers offered fathers and mothers to follow the outbound. Finally in the afternoon, we become an outbound guide for refugees. There’s a happy feeling when we guide the refugees. First, in a disaster situation we can still contribute (though small), second, we relieve boredom themselves as refugees. Hopefully Merapi status back to normal soon and all parties can continue their life.

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Pemandu Outbound di Barak Pengungsian

5 Nopember 2010, sekitar pukul 01.00 dini hari warga dusun Kelor mengungsi karena letusan gunung Merapi. Seperti halnya warga dusun lain, mayoritas warga mengungsi di barak pengungsian. Barak pengungsian gunung Merapi tak selalu berupa bangunan yang dikhususkan untuk pengungsi, tetapi dapat berupa gedung serba guna, masjid, balai desa, dll.

Salah satu barak yang kami gunakan adalah balai desa Margodadi kecamatan Seyegan. Terdapat sekitar 780 orang pengungsi di sana, yang terdiri atas anak-anak, dewasa dan lansia. Warga Kelor sejumlah 43 jiwa yang terdiri atas 14 kepala keluarga.

Setiap pagi kami melakukan kegiatan senam pagi dengan dipandu relawan. Agak siang setiap anggota keluarga menjalani aktivitas masing-masing: anak-anak ke sekolah, ibu-ibu memasak, bapak-bapak mencari rumput atau pulang memberi makan ternak. Tengah hari para pengungsi sudah kembali ke barak. Sore hari ibu-ibu belajar ketrampilan, anak-anak mengikuti TPA atau kelompok belajar.

Suatu ketika, beberapa relawan memandu outbound pengungsi anak-anak. Beberapa warga kami melihat bahwa ibu-ibu dan bapak-bapak lebih banyak menonton. Melihat antusias ibu-ibu dan bapak-bapak, warga kami yang biasa memandu outbound menawari ibu-ibu dan bapak-bapak untuk mengikuti outbound. Jadilah sore itu, kami menjadi pemandu outbound para pengungsi – padahal kami juga pengungsi (pengungsi memandu pengungsi). Ada perasaan bahagia ketika kami memandu para pengungsi, pertama: dalam situasi terkena bencana masih dapat berkontribusi (meskipun kecil), kedua: menghilangkan kejenuhan diri sendiri sebagai pengungsi. Semoga status Merapi segera kembali menjadi normal dan semua pihak dapat melanjutkan kehidupan masing-masing.

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