Ivy 7th and 8th graders were scheduled to visit the one of Indonesia's most well-known leather production area, Tanggulangin.
We brought the students to see the process from raw to ready to sell and have direct interaction with the people involved during the process.
Pic.1 Grade 8 with their Primary Teacher
The visit has several purposes:
a. Students were being comprehensively informed on the history of Tanggulangin Leather Production. How it started from a small quiet village in 1980 inhabited by skillful leather producer to an area known as a famous tourism spot and world-scale manufacturer
b. In 2006, a disastrous conduct of Lapindo company on drilling the ground had caused the city of Sidoarjo suffer from the everlasting "mud-fountain" covering some areas in Sidoarjo. Although Tanggulangin was not covered by the mud, yet the tourism and transportation to the area waas severely blocked.
At this point, Ivy students were presented to the enormous effect of Irresponsible Act of Company toward Environment and how it impacted badly not just the nature but thousands of lives and living.
Pic. 2 Grade 7 with their Primary teacher
c. 2013 has been recognized as the revival of Tanggulangin where after bankruptcy among most of the manufacturers, the survivors has made it to bring back Tanggulangin to its prime time.
Ivy students learned from this fact about: 1.perseverance (never give up) 2. creativity 3. endurance
d. The rest of the impacts are given to each student. Some learned about the machinery, some on the artistry of the designs.
Ivy Visit: March 6, 2014