Pemuda Bangga

Penulis/Written by: Dini Zakia (Komjep Officer Site Palu)

 

Teman-teman, masih ingat dengan bencana gempa bumi yang menimpa warga Sulawesi Tengah?

Banyak sekali warganya yang terkena dampak, termasuk Aldi (L) dan Elsa (P). Aldi (22) dan Elsa (19) adalah pemuda-pemudi yang tinggal di Desa Bangga, Kecamatan Dolo Selatan, Kabupaten Sigi. Mereka lahir dan besar di Dusun dua Desa Bangga tepatnya.

Elsa (rambut pendek) ikut dalam pelatihan Rumah Kencana (Elsa, the short hair one, participated in Rumah Kencana Training)

Tak lama setelah gempa, banyak sekali bantuan yang datang dari berbagai lembaga kemanusiaan ke desanya, dari bantuan bahan makanan, tenda pengungsian, suplai air, pakaian bekas, sampai bantuan peralatan darurat keluarga mereka terima. Termasuk bantuan pendampingan psikososial dari IBU Foundation.

Saat distribusi bantuan, Aldi berinisiatif untuk membantu pembagian kepada warga dusun dua, sedangkan Elsa sedang mengajak anak-anak bermain di lapangan tenda darurat. Di situlah kami pertama berkenalan dengan mereka.

Tidak butuh waktu lama untuk membuat Aldi dan Elsa tertarik untuk bergabung dan terlibat dalam pendampingan psikososial yang dilakukan sejak pertengahan Oktober 2018 hingga Maret 2019. Mereka bersedia menjadi relawan lokal untuk desanya. Kegiatan pertama adalah pelatihan pendampingan psikososial terpusat pada anak. Aldi banyak memperlihatkan kebolehannya dalam bernyanyi lagu tradisional Kaili, sedangkan Elsa banyak tersenyum malu-malu. Pelatihan berlangsung selama empat hari, di hari terakhir, mereka membuat rencana tindak lanjut untuk kegiatan yang akan dilakukan di desanya.

Selang waktu kurang lebih satu minggu setelah pelatihan, dusun dua Desa Bangga terkena banjir dari sungai Ore. Limpahan air sungai meluap bersama dengan pasir dari gunung-gunung sekitar. Seketika rumah-rumah yang bertahan sejak gempa terendam pasir hingga setengah dinding. Tenda darurat bertambah. Syukur, tidak ada korban jiwa.

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Aldi (kanan foto) mendapatkan merchandise dalam kegiatan Pelatihan Rumah Kencana (Aldi, right position of the photo) received IBU merchandise in participated of Rumah Kencana Training)

Aldi dan Elsa berinisiatif mengorganisir kebutuhan darurat untuk warga dusun dua, mereka mengontak kami dan meminta bantuan untuk distribusi. Data jumlah KK dan bantuan berdasarkan prioritas diidentifikasi oleh mereka bersama dengan para pemuda lain di dusun dua. Elsa banyak mendampingi dengan melakukan permainan-permainan edukatif, sedangkan Aldi menemani mereka bernyanyi sambil bermain gitar bersama anak-anak.

Dalam rangka mengajak anak-anak mengolah kesedihan mereka, Aldi dan Elsa berinisiatif mengajak anak-anak berkegiatan seni yaitu drama. Mereka dan anak-anak bersandiwara tentang bagaimana banjir menimpa mereka, di akhir drama, mereka menutup dengan menyanyikan lagu ciptaan mereka sendiri dengan lirik yang menggambarkan banjir sungai Ore, beberapa anak terlihat menangis.

Ketika program pendampingan dari IBU dan Caritas Swiss mendekati akhir, di setiap desa dampingan mengadakan lesson learn event. Ada panggung kreasi, karnaval, dan stand-stand kerajinan lokal. Di Desa Bangga, sandiwara banjir ditampilkan, anak-anak tampil lengkap dengan kostum. Aldi dan Elsa menjadi panitia. Aldi sibuk mengatur musik, Elsa menjadi MC acara dengan ceria, kesan malu-malunya hilang tak berbekas. Penampilan sandiwara berjalan baik, ditutup dengan nyanyian, masih ada anak-anak yang menangis, namun tangisannya bagian dari sandiwara karena setelah acara selesai mereka tertawa ceria, senang bisa tampil di panggung setelah sekian lama katanya.

Banjir masih menjadi langganan jika hujan, pasir yang menimbun rumah-rumah warga sudah hampir menutup genting, namun nyanyian mereka lama-kelamaan bisa menguatkan.


Dear friends, do you still remember the earthquake that struck the people of Central Sulawesi?

Many people were affected, including Aldi (M, 22 years old) and Elsa (F, 19 years old). Aldi and Elsa are youth who live in Bangga Village, Dolo Selatan Sub-District, Sigi District. They were born and raised in the hamlet 2 of Bangga Village.

After the earthquake, a lot of aid came from various humanitarian agencies to their village, such as food supplies, shelters, water supplies, clothing, to emergency family kits. Includes psychosocial assistance from IBU Foundation. When the distribution of aid, Aldi took the initiative to help the distribution to people of hamlet 2, while Elsa was playing with children in the emergency shelter. That’s where we (IBU) first knew them. It did not take long to get Aldi and Elsa interested in joining and being involved with us in psychosocial support that was implemented from mid-October 2018 to March 2019. They were willing to join as local volunteers for their villages. The first activity is child-friendly space psychosocial support training. Aldi shows his ability to sing a traditional “Kaili” song, while Elsa just smiles a lot. The training lasted for four days, on the last day, they made an action plan for the activities to be implemented in their village.

A week after training, hamlet 2 of Bangga Village was flooded impacted by Ore River. River water overflowed along mixed with sand from the surrounding mountains. Instantly the houses nearby that have survived since the earthquake was submerged in sand reached up to half of the wall. Needs in emergency shelters increased. Fortunately, there were no casualties.

Aldi and Elsa took the initiative to asses emergency needs for the people of hamlet 2, they contacted us and asked for help with the distribution. Information on the number of households and support based on priorities were identified by them together with their peers in hamlet two. Elsa accompanies many with educational games, while Aldi accompanies them to sing while playing the guitar with children.
In order to cope with their vulnerability, Aldi and Elsa took the initiative to persuade children to do art activities, role-playing. They acted about how the floods hit them, at the end of the role play, they closed the session by singing their own songs with lyrics depicting the flood of the Ore river, some children seen crying.

Acara penutupan program pendampingan (Closing event of assistance program)

When the assistance program from IBU and Caritas Switzerland nears its end, in each of the assisted villages a lesson learned event is held. There are stage, carnivals, and local craft stands. In Bangga, A drama about the flood was performed, children appeared complete with costumes. Aldi and Elsa became the steering committee. Aldi was busy arranging music, Elsa became a presenter of the event with cheerfully, her shy attitude disappeared. The performance went well, closed with singing performance. There were still children crying, but the crying was part of the drama because after the event they laughed cheerfully, happy to be on stage after all that happened.

Floods still happen if it heavy rains, the sand piled up community houses and almost reached the roof, but the singing can gradually strengthen them.