Keywords : Educationally-Disadvantaged Students
Educationally-Disadvantaged Students’ Motivation in Attending Learning Program at Non-Formal Education
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2020, Volume 7, Issue 8, Pages 48-57
The development of society and economic world has triggered the educational system to prepare their students with the twenty-first century skills and competencies. As students are expected to survive and compete globally, Indonesia is still making an effort to ensure all students in accesing education. Related to this issue, YayasanKejar Aurora has been conducting a complementary learning program categorized as non-formal education for the educationally-disadvantaged students around Cihanjuang, Cimahi City– West Java. This program was initiated in 2012 to support students whom experiencing gap issue in accessing educational opportunities. YayasanKejar Aurora developed a curriculum consisting innovator skills has been attended by hundreds students from the early years to junior high school students. Due to its sustainability, this study is aimed to investigate students’ motivation in joining the complementary learning program. An interview was conducted and result shows students’ interest and enjoyment in learning. Generally, the students agree that the learning activities are fun, make them feel creative, give opportunities to interact and socialize with friends, and feel supported by the teachers.