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How to be a Handmade Hero Part 3: Goat, chickens and cool schools

Posted by on 14 Nov, 2012 in Craftivist Jigsaw Project, Indonesia, Mice, Travel | 0 comments

Indonesia is beaaaaautiful. Being over here with Save the Children for the #imapiece Craftivist Jigsaw Project to report back to you good crafty folks on the work they are doing to fight hunger is a real honour. Each day we get up, jump in the Save Mobile and head off to visits schools, health centres, villages, and farms. The people are welcoming and ever so lovely, the scenery is amazing and everything Save are doing is fascinating.

So much so that I’ve now taken too much video to be able to edit into something watchable while I’m here. So I’ve decided to stick to a few images and explain things with a bit more time when I get back.

So here’s the Save Mobile that we jump into each day with Mustafa, our trusty driver. It can go pretty much anywhere. Even if I doubt it can sometimes.

To the Save the Children Mobile!

To the Save the Children Mobile!

When I say beautiful I really mean it. It is jawdroppingly lovely here. This means that it’s a bit tough to get my head around how somewhere so utterly gorgeous can have any troubles at all. People are going hungry here? Seriously?

Whodunnknit Pix: It's heart-squeezingly beautiful here in Takengon. Odd to find life can be so tough in such lovely places. #imapiece

Takengon. Wow.

That’s why I’m doing my best to learn the causes behind Indonesia’s hunger problems so I can explain it more clearly. There’s a lot to take in. My brain is getting a bit wobbly.

But I have talked to some goats that Save has helped a village farm…

Whodunnknit Pix: Happy goats, despite the long faces. #savethechildren help farmers with livestock. #imapiece

Why the long face? Your village thinks you're awesome!

I have tasted some yummy local foods…

Whodunnknit Pix: Lunch of all kinds of traditional Indonesian eats. Tasty stuff. #imapiece

No idea what this is but yum!

I’ve chased some chickens…

Whodunnknit Pix: Indonesia: where chickens queue politely to try on high-heeled shoes. #imapiece

Indonesia: where chickens queue politely to try on high-heeled shoes.

And I have met some of the sweetest and happiest kids ever. School uniforms should always be these colours.

Tiny dancers. Boogie practice at Early Child Development Centre

Tiny dancers. Boogie practice at Early Child Development Centre

These funky uniformed little kids all politely shook my hand. *heart melts*

These funky uniformed little kids all politely shook my hand. *heart melts*

Tomorrow is my last day in the Bener Meriah area. I’m going to keep going and keep sewing.  Hope you folks are still sewing too. Join us!

Hmm Toerag the tube mouse seems to think he's a pie. Keep stitching, little mouse!

Hmm Toerag the tube mouse seems to think he's a pie. Keep stitching, little mouse!

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