Pondok Pesantren Darul Istiqamah

Barabai, South Kalimantan, Indonesia


Nuril Anwar

darul istiqamah_group 1_flower making

Making Flowers with Useless Things

by Group 1 (Muhammad Syarif, Fahmi Arif Sangaji, Muhammad Nor Azmi, Muhammand Arief Rahim, Yusef Efendy, Windy Wahyuda, Abdul Qadir, Darusalam, Ahmad Aldi Utama, Ahmad Fauzi Irvanda)

This “how to” video provides step-by-step instructions for making flowers using old newspaper.

darul istiqamah_group 3_tuk tuk

Toy Model Tuk Tuk from Trash

by Group 3 (Reza Kaspul Anwar, Muhammad Baqi, Muhammad Noor Ihsan, Rizky Hidayat, Muhammad Iqbal)

These students show how to make a toy tuk tuk (auto rickshaw) from objects and materials salvaged from trash bins.

darul istiqamah_group 4_bookshelf

A Bookshelf: One Stick at a Time

by Group 4 (Muhammad Ahda Abqary, Hendri, Nurrozaq, Muhammad Noor Amin, Muhammad Fahri Amrullah, Hidayatullah)

Using plywood remnants and branches from a tree cut down for burning, these resourceful students design and build a tabletop shelf for books.

darul istiqamah_group 5_souvenir

Souvenir from Wood Scraps 

by Group 5 (Sudarjat, Hamlan Hafifah, Muhammad Alfi Syahrin, Teuryan, Ahmad Hamidhan, Misbahul Hadi, Wahyu Ulil Mahfud, Muhammad Faydurrahman)

They may be nothing more than scraps of wood, coconut, twigs, and lose tiles to some, but not to these creative students, who turn them into useful products like a business cardholder and even a lamp!


  1. dylan moorhead
    November 2, 2016

    You guys have great imagination and are very opened minded to take trash and turn it into something useful for society. Do you think you could go bigger and create something for your community?

    • Your School Name: Connections Public Charter School
  2. jackson m.
    November 2, 2016

    Recycling is a very important subject for students to know about, as it teaches students to consider what they can do with materials that people believe are absolutely useless.

    • Your School Name: Connections Public Charter School
  3. justin lee
    September 8, 2016

    I found this page very interesting!!!! I didn’t know so much can be done with these objects. Great job!

    • Your School Name: Scarsdale HS
  4. john neering
    September 8, 2016

    Great job!

    • Your School Name: Scarsdale

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