Flores, East Nusa Tenggara, people often see this province famous for its clean water difficulty. Naturally, since most of the NTT plains consist of hills and mountains, but the general perspective is not comparable in reality. The land of Flores turns out to save a million secrets of nature hidden in it. Moreover, if arguably, this is the paradise of the world, also if you look further, it turns out Ngada District is Jawanya Flores. Why can it be called Jawanya Flores let alone a world paradise?
The name of the city in Ngada regency is Bajawa which is famous for its very cold and foggy, especially in the village of Were which is famous for its very cold in all of Ngada Regency. It turns out that the general view that in Flores frequent drought and famine, in the Village Were is really inversely proportional because all sources of food can be directly taken from nature. Because it is located in a very cold mountain, the vegetation in Were Village, by citizens are used to plant various types of vegetables such as carrots, mustard, sweet potato, pumpkin, spinach, beans, tomatoes, broccoli, onion, etc.
Fog from the mountains of Mount Wolobeo this is the heart of the growth of plants continue to thrive despite the summer. In this village is not familiar with the dry season and rainy season, because the fog every day always watering plants despite a little water. Itupun because of the high topography of low soil, which causes water can not flow to the lower plains. If the morning, always appear dew so watering plants, flowers, and vegetables keep growing fresh.
Because the citizens here are completely conscious of the nutritious eating needs, especially for the growing children in every home. If going to the villages, this mist is often found in every home page, in front of or behind the house there must be vegetables, fruits, tubers, and corn. It seems to have become a symbol of Were people who must have their own vegetables. Because the result is quite a lot, then usually there are Were people who sell their vegetables to the nearest market.
It is not all in Ngada district vegetable producers because the location and location of the land is different. In Were this is indeed a fertile soil like what Koes Plus says, "Our land is heaven land, wooden and bamboo sticks, so plants". This can actually be a very promising tourism potential, for example Kampung Were serve as one of the pilot vegetable production with a plot of land itself for tourist visitors so that the income of the village grew.
The same thing is very strong in the Were community that mengengahui aspects of education in the Village Were one of them in SMP Negeri 1 Golewa. Where activities for the school is very diverse, but one of them the development of natural potentials owned as mentioned above. As in this school, examples of cultivation activities of sweet potatoes and ginger grown in the garden of the school, which first made beds first, then planted ginger and yam.
This, in Ngada society has become a characteristic for planting sweet potato, because teah taught by ancestors to plant sweet potatoes as symbolized Reba ceremony with dancers called O.WiO.Wi .. Good education if able to develop the potential that exists in the area and do not leave the characteristic of culture, so indirectly life skills have also been taught since in school. That's the way of learning from a more engaging society to equip students of their future lives.
Moreover, parents are very aware of the sustainability of their natural potential for posterity in the future, which should be maintained. Were here the Were people here are so well-known for their diligence to cultivate their land into money, which can afford to send their children to college. Many of Were's children are very intelligent and many are finishing their studies up to college. Because of what? Of course their nutritional needs are met every day, as well as children's bodies here look very fresh and cheerful because everytime they eat vegetables of course plus fish that characterize Ngada society in general.
Thus a short story from Were Village, may be a learning for all of us. The values ??of mutual cooperation of society and society are diligent to grow crops as a symbol of society that always work together. Although in conditions as difficult as any cold village conditions, did not dampen the spirit of hard work for citizens.