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Megasari 1 Dewi Megasari Bu Helmy English 9/10 July 4, 2012 SENEN  SLUM  AREA  

There are 75% from 289,700 thousand population in Indonesia live in a slums area same as Senen slum area. SPH students seen their school, their environment, their houses, their neighbors, their bedroom, and bathroom last Saturday and it was dirty, polluting, smelly, noisy, and small. Poor people in Senen slum area ate what they have, if they don’t have food they didn’t ate up to they have food or have enough money to buy food. Just for food they was very hard to find, moreover their school and other purposes. One of six children in Senen slum area didn’t be in school. There are many reasons why they didn’t go to school. The first they don’t have enough money to pay the school fee because of their parents don’t have any job to send their children to school. Education is really needed for future life. Such as if they never be in school or quit the school they don’t have enough knowledge, experiences, theory, material, and the teaching of practice. Students must be taught how to well behaved, be polite, respect parents, teachers, friends, and other people. How about them who never goes to school? They used to roughly speaking, no to respect their parents, friends, and other people, impolite, rude and lazy too. And when SPH students asked them about


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questioner they just pushed each other, mocked and scrambled the candy that the student in SPH gave to them. And when the SPH students and Senen slum area children played together, there are two children who kept on pushing, kicking, and mocking each other. It was horrible to saw them pushing, kicking, ad mocking each other then some of SPH student must to separated them so that they stop pushing, kicking, and mocking each other. Low income is a lot in Indonesia, especially in Senen slum area there are many head of family have a job but the achievement is just for they eat or their groceries not enough to fund their school, their other needs, and their self interest. A day they can only have ten thousand until fifty thousand rupiah, is that enough to fund their family member? How about they have a lot of family member? They already work hard all day long from morning to night just to fund their family, but they still can not achieve more money more than ten thousand until fifty thousand rupiah a day. People are never satisfied with their own things, such as they want to have their own house to rent houses, buy new clothes, new furniture, new accessory and many more. If they don’t have enough money they can do violence and bad things in every place, such as, department store, traditional market, supermarket, minimarket, solitude place moreover crowded place, and many more. They also can make a mafia gang who live


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in poverty to help when they want to rob someone or rob all the things inside someone houses and usually they already planed the strategy to rob something. Unemployment increases violence in Senen slum area. There are a millions of reasons why unemployment increases violence in Indonesia. First of all, they are lazy to looking for a job because they used to be beggar, begging someone to give them money. And because people in slum area don’t have enough knowledge and education they just like don’t know anything and experiences. And most of employment opportunity just receive a person who have wide knowledge only. Then, how about them who never be in school? How about them who never have appropriate knowledge? Can they get a job? They already search an employment opportunity in many company, go abroad from their hometown to many big city in Indonesia. What they could get is only be beggar, scavenger, robber. They come from far away and when they reached the big city only to be beggar, scavenger, robber and they could do something bad something violence in Indonesia. Because they don’t have job, usually they do bad thing such as stole money, stole basic food, stole clothes, stole jewelry, and they can steal everything that always they can be sold or their use for them self. Low education, low income, and unemployment increase violence in Senen slum area. The first, SPH student was already saw their school there is only one school in Senen slum area and the school was so small to teach them about education about


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knowledge. There are many children in Senen slum area, if all children in Senen slum area combined the room will not be enough to them and the teacher must be overwhelmed to teach all of them combined in one room only because children in Senen slum area always like pushing each other, yelling, fighting, mocking, and shouting and their voice must be loudest than the teacher voice. And low income people in Senen slum area are achieve low money a day because of their jobs, they livelihood only be a beggar, scavenger, and trash lifter and some of them decent work is not done. If they were sick, some of them just go to the hospital and some of them just let it go by it self or they use traditional way to cure them sickness, such as drink herb, sleep well, scraped, eat herb, massaged and many more. People know there is more crime in poor neighborhoods than in affluent suburbs. So assume that if a community becomes more prosperous, crime rates will go down, and if incomes go down, crime rates go up. Unemployment are many in Senen slum area, they are common. There are lots of people who do not have jobs, but they still waste their money on gambling. So when they are out of money, therefore, they might not be able to pay their debts to other people. Again and again, their debts will become larger and larger and it will be harder for them to re-pay it.


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