The Journalism Club started last year with one teacher and a dozen students wanting to document matters within the Springfield community.
Our newspaper, Among and Around, covers all sorts of topics, from trivial themes like popular new games and a dedicated section for memes, to important subjects such as cases of social injustice.
So far, our team of writers and editors have worked together to put out over 20 articles compiled into three separate issues, and we will be soon publishing our fourth edition.
At the start of this academic year, we’ve managed to transition into digital media, leaving behind ink and paper for the sake of convenience and ease of access.
While the change required quite a lot of planning and preparation, we are happy to be able to share our love for journalism in a sustainable and accessible way.
Streetizens was founded by seven teenagers back in 2015 and has now grown to have five branches from five different schools, one of them being Springfield. We aim to bridge the gap between the privileged and the poor communities throughout Indonesia by providing free education to children.
Normally, we would hold trips to a designated location every Saturday to teach English and math, but due to the Covid-19 virus, this year we are more focused on providing support for those in need. A few months ago, we raised enough money to give away more than 800 care packages to families impacted by the pandemic through donations, selling food and shirts, and collaborations with various other clubs and organizations.
We also recently held an event with an orphanage in West Jakarta, providing food and care packages for the house and interacting with the kids via an online video call. With more events planned, we hope to continue making positive impacts in our community.