The Arus Kualan Traditional School is a non-formal education institution that was established under the Arus Kualan Foundation in 2014.
Bringing the younger generation to maintain the existence of tools traditional music in this modern era, traditional musical instruments is one of the assets owned by indigenous peoples.
The children were invited back to do activities that were carried out by Dayak parents in ancient times, namely weaving.
Indigenous peoples especially the Dayak have very attachment to the forest and nature strong. Forests are a source of life and natural supermarket, all their needs.
Children are invited to take care of the earth with plant Trees. Especially that traditional children grow and develop with the forest and nature then they also have to take care of it to stay sustainable. At the Arus Kualan Traditional School, children are taught the importance of taking care of the earth by planting trees. This is especially important for the Dayak community, as their culture is closely tied to the forest and nature. As the children grow and develop with the forest, they also have a responsibility to ensure that it remains sustainable for future generations.
Indigenous Education is an effort to maintain customs and their values, one of which is being done at the Arus Kualan Traditional School is inviting children to preserve dance and telling traditions and local stories which are called “Sangsangan” in Simpang Dayak language.
Young people are invited to record and collect stories and traditional knowledge from parents in the village through writing, sound recordings, and documentaries.
It cannot be denied that Indigenous peoples must face the era of modernization. Therefore, to prepare the younger generation of Indigenous peoples while maintaining their identity, then there needs to be a balance between traditional and modern knowledge, one of which is literacy.
The learning process occurs asa result of the effort to develop knowledge, to change behavior, and to realizeself-potential.
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