Just outside of Jakarta, our TGC cohort went to visit a public elementary school named SDN Johar Baru 10. The entire school, along with their mothers and community gave us a spectacular welcome, classroom tours, and then a grand closing ceremony. The grand gestures, along with their modest statements from the principal like, "I wish we could give you better," were so heartfelt and generous. The students entertained us with their martial arts, music, and performance skills. They also fed us some very tasty fruits and snacks.
When we toured the classrooms, the students and teachers seemed genuinely happy. Obviously, we had a language barrier, but it was evident that this was a joyful and positive environment. We were told that they had significant high scores, and I would believe the positive culture and extracurricular activities help build up a strong student community.