Hak Perlindungan Anak

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Salah satu mata ujian dalam SKU Penggalang versi 2013 adalah no. 8 tentang Hak Perlindungan Anak. Mata ujian ini memang baru, dan sepertinya dinilai perlu untuk dijadikan salah satu pengetahuan / kecakapan kepanduan karena beberapa alasan. Alasan ini memang hasil menerawang penulis, jadi sangat boleh disanggah atau dikoreksi.

Alasan utama sepertinya karena situasi kehidupan sekarang ternyata makin rumit, hubungan antar negara makin mudah, dan bumi makin dipadati oleh spesies manusia dan kegiatannya. Cara hidup masa kini seakan-akan menuntut begitu banyak hal dari seseorang, apakah dia orang dewasa, remaja, atau anak-anak.

Anak-anak makin sering jadi pihak yang menjadi korban karena kelemahan-kelemahan sejatinya (kelemahan fisik, mental, intelektual). Seringkali keadaan yang merugikan anak-anak dianggap biasa (lumrah) sehingga banyak anak mengalami kekerasan tanpa disadari, baik oleh dirinya maupun orang tua, wali, atau orang-orang terdekatnya. Kekerasan yang dimaksud bisa berupa kekerasan fisik maupun non fisik.

Berlatarkan inilah sepertinya, menurut terawangan penulis, seorang pandu perlu mengetahui hal ikhwal hak perlindungan anak (atau lebih tepatnya perlindungan hak anak?). Seperti halnya menjadi penunjuk atau pembuka jalan di tengah belantara hijau maupun beton, sepertinya seorang pandu masa kini juga perlu menjadi penunjuk arah dalam urusan menjaga agar hak anak-anak tetap dapat ditegakkan.

Berikut ini tautan ke beberapa artikel / laman mengenai hak anak:

Link 1: Pandu Itu Scouts

Link 2: Scoutnet3Tangerang

Link 3: Wikipedia

Link 4: Unicef

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Stay Young

“Youth is not a time of life, it is a state of mind. It is a temper of the will, a quality of the imagination, a vigor of the emotions, a predominance of courage over timidity, of the appetite for adventure over the love of ease.
Nobody grows old by merely living a number of years. People grow old by deserting their ideals. Years wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul. Worry, doubt, self-distrust, fear and despair, these are the long, long years that bow the head and turn the growing spirit back to dust.
Whether seventy or seventeen there is in every beings heart the love of wonder, the sweet amazement of the stars and the starlight things and thoughts, the undaunted challenge of events and the childlike appetite for what’s next, and the joy and the game of life.
You are as young as your faith, as old as your doubt, as young as your self-confidence, as old as your fear. So long as your heart receives messages of beauty, cheer, courage, grandeur and power from the earth, from man, and from the infinite, so long you are young.”
– General Douglas MacArthur

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IF YOU THINK

If you think you are beaten, you are

If you think you dare not, you don’t

If you like to win, but think you can’t

It’s almost cinch you won’t

 

If you think you’ll lose, you’re lost

For you in the world we find

Success begins with a fellow’s will

It’s all in the state of mind

 

If you think you are outclassed, you are

You’ve got to think high rise

You’ve got to be sure of yourself

before you can ever win a prize

 

Life’s battle don’t always go to

the stronger and faster man

But sooner or later the man who wins

is the man who thinks he can

 

SHIV KHERA 1998

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A Father’s Prayer

Build me a son,
O Lord,
who will be strong enough to know when he is weak,
and brave enough to face himself when he is afraid;
one who will be proud and unbending in honest defeat,
and humble and gentle in victory.

Build me a son whose wishbone will not be where his backbone should be;
a son who will know Thee?
and that to know himself is the foundation stone of knowledge.

Lead him I pray,
not in the path of ease and comfort,
but under the stress and spur of difficulties and challenge.
Here let him learn to stand up in the storm;
here let him learn compassion for those who fail.

Build me a son
whose heart will be clear, whose goal will be high;
a son who will master himself before he seeks to master other men;
one who will learn to laugh,
yet never forget how to weep;
one who will reach into the future,
yet never forget the past.

And after all these things are his,
add, I pray, enough of a sense of humor,
so that he may always be serious,
yet never take himself too seriously.
Give him humility,
so that he may always remember the simplicity of true greatness,
the open mind of true wisdom,
the meekness of true strength.

Then, I, his father, will dare to whisper,
have not lived in vain.

 

 

General Douglas MacArthur

 

DOA SEORANG AYAH

Tuhanku…

Bentuklah puteraku menjadi manusia yang cukup kuat untuk mengetahui kelemahannya.
Dan, berani menghadapi dirinya sendiri saat dalam ketakutan.
Manusia yang bangga dan tabah dalam kekalahan.
Tetap Jujur dan rendah hati dalam kemenangan.

Bentuklah puteraku menjadi manusia yang berhasrat mewujudkan cita-citanya
dan tidak hanya tenggelam dalam angan-angannya saja.
Seorang Putera yang sadar bahwa
mengenal Engkau dan dirinya sendiri adalah landasan segala ilmu pengetahuan.

Tuhanku…

Aku mohon, janganlah pimpin puteraku di jalan yang mudah dan lunak.
Namun, tuntunlah dia di jalan yang penuh hambatan dan godaan, kesulitan dan tantangan.

Biarkan puteraku belajar untuk tetap berdiri di tengah badai dan senantiasa belajar
untuk mengasihi mereka yang tidak berdaya.

Ajarilah dia berhati tulus dan bercita-cita tinggi,
sanggup memimpin dirinya sendiri,
sebelum mempunyai kesempatan untuk memimpin orang lain.

Berikanlah hamba seorang putra
yang mengerti makna tawa ceria
tanpa melupakan makna tangis duka.

Putera yang berhasrat
Untuk menggapai masa depan yang cerah
namun tak pernah melupakan masa lampau.

Dan, setelah semua menjadi miliknya…
Berikan dia cukup Kejenakaan
sehingga ia dapat bersikap sungguh-sungguh
namun tetap mampu menikmati hidupnya.

Tuhanku…

Berilah ia kerendahan hati…
Agar ia ingat akan kesederhanaan dan keagungan yang hakiki…
Pada sumber kearifan, kelemahlembutan, dan kekuatan yang sempurna…
Dan, pada akhirnya bila semua itu terwujud,
hamba, ayahnya, dengan berani berkata “hidupku tidaklah sia-sia”

Douglas MacArthur
1952

 

 

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The Price of Silence

First they came for the immigrants

And I did not speak up

Because I was not an Immigrant

 

Then they came for the teenaged mother

And I did not speak up

Because I was not one of them

 

Then they came for the gays and lesbians

And I did not speak up

Because I was not lesbian or gay

 

Then they came for the people of color

But as they left me alone

I did not speak up

 

Then they came for the Jews,

The elderly, the radicals, the farmers,

The “disabled”, the trade unionists,

The poor, the artists …

But I believed they were doing it for me

And I did not speak up

 

Then they came for me

And by then

There was no one left to speak up

 

(Ricardo L Morales)

 

 

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