Management of Santa Maria Orphanage: Children Accompaniment

Soejono, Fransiska and Riyanto, Agustinus and Widyastuti, Theresia and Kurniawan, Ian (2018) Management of Santa Maria Orphanage: Children Accompaniment. In: 1st APTIK Conference International On Poverty and Environment: Resilience In Poverty Alleviation And Environmental Mitigation., 21-23 September 2018, Universitas Atmajaya Yogyakarta. (Submitted)

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Santa Maria orphanage is located in Banyuasin District in South Sumatera, which management needed professional advisory. One of the common problems faced by the orphanage is related to children accompaniment. An activity has been designed to improve the capacity and the knowledge of children companions and to enhance children’s comprehension of appropriate and positive behaviors. The activity was done using various methods including lecturing, watching motivational videos, and discussions. The activity involved 13 children companions and 38 orphans in Santa Maria orphanage. The success of the activity was measured using a set of questionnaires distributed to all of the participants, excluding 3 children who were 5 grade of primary school. The result of the questionnaires showed that methods in building children’s characters was considered the most interesting and appropriate topic to be discussed as the topic matched their current needs. Seminar and discussions were also considered effective in delivering the materials and help the participants understand the materials effectively. The activity has successfully enhanced children companions’ comprehension of the most appropriate accompaniment method for children in Santa Maria orphanage. In addition, the result of the questionnaires distributed to the children before and after the activity showed a significant improvement in children’ comprehension of positive behaviors including honesty, social care, creativity, responsibility, discipline, and confidence.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: accompaniment, characters, independence, entrepreneurship, empowerment
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Proceedings
Depositing User: Fransiska Soejono
Date Deposited: 20 Jul 2019 03:35
Last Modified: 20 Jul 2019 03:35

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