Three Schools in Mexico Named Indonesia

By : Dina Astria And Aldo Bella Putra | Friday, January 26 2018 - 16:00 IWST

Ilustrasi Kegiatan Sekolah. (Foto Ist)
Ilustrasi Kegiatan Sekolah. (Foto Ist) - Mexico - Indonesian ambassador to Mexico Yusra Khan, said Indonesia should be proud because in Mexico there are three primary schools named "Indonesia".

"Unfortunately for a long time, there was no introduction of Indonesia activities in the three schools," said Pensosbud Embassy of Mexico City Febby Fahrani told Antara London on Thursday.

The name "Indonesia" in the three schools in Mexico is proof of Indonesia's closeness to Mexico, which proves the relationship between the Embassy and the three schools is quite close.

Ambassador Yusra Khan invited the three principals of the Escuela de la Republica de Indonesia in Tacuba - Mexico City (School of Indonesia - Tacuba), Escuela de la Republica de Indonesia in Itzapalapa - Mexico City (Sekolah Indonesia - Itzapalapa), and the Colegio School Indonesia in Coacalco - Estado de Mexico area during lunch.

In a meeting held at the Indonesian Embassy in Mexico City, Yusra Khan offered to organize arts and cultural training, in the form of traditional dance, music and archipelago training, and Indonesian language teaching for the students of the three schools.

The offer was greeted by Principal Colegio Indonesia, Yoxtalepetl Escamilla Olguin and Principal of Indonesia - Tacuba, Laura Xochitl Sanchez Gomez, and representatives of the Indonesian School - Itzapalapa, and 12 teachers from all three schools.

According to Yoxtalepetl Escamilla Olguin, his school has long wanted to cooperate with the Embassy and re-activate learning activities about Indonesia. Colegio Indonesia and the Indonesian Embassy, ​​several times to introduce Indonesia in Coacalco.

"It is time for dance training activities, music and song recognition activities, and Indonesian language teaching activities, reenacted so that students better understand Indonesia".

The same thing was conveyed by the Principal of Indonesia in Tacuba who had visited President Sukarno in April 1961.

Recognized as a government public school, a special permit is required from the Mexican Ministry of Public Education to include the extracurricular activities of Indonesian language and art and culture. But Laura Xochitl Sanchez Gomez believes permission will be easily granted by the Mexican Ministry of Public Education to the School of Indonesia - Tacuba, as well as the Indonesian School - Itzapalapa, since the introduction of Indonesian language and art and culture in a school environment called Indonesia will add positive value to the students.

Currently, each school has students’ as many as 161 students in the School of Indonesia - Tacuba, 500 students in the Indonesian School - Itzapalapa, and 449 students at the School of Colegio Indonesia. All three schools are noted to have many achievements in the field of education and art / culture.

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