My group and I chose the environment theme as the basis for our project. This theme is extensive, and we have many activities that can fulfill this theme. However, the most prominent activity for us is the hydroponic cultivation process. We believe that hydroponic farming is the easiest method to implement, and by using recycled plastic bottles as materials, we can contribute to the environment. After the harvest, we plan to distribute the produce to people in the school area who are in need, such as security guards, cleaning staff, employees, and others.

After discussing in the first week, we decided to grow water spinach using the hydroponic method. We also determined that a strategic location for our activities would be at one of our friends' boarding houses, located at Jl. Doho No. 3, Keputran, Surabaya. It is easily accessible after school. In the same week, we also allocated a budget of Rp300,000.00 (Indonesian Rupiah) for the implementation of our project. With this budget, we can purchase various needs for growing water spinach, such as materials and tools, seedlings, transportation costs, and our consumption. Our activity schedule is as follows: In the second week, we will go to school to purchase hydroponic materials and start making recycled plastic bottles. Weeks 3 to 5 will be dedicated to observing the growth of the seedlings. And in the final week, we will distribute the harvested water spinach.

However, there are bound to be some things that did not go according to our expectations. Perhaps we were too optimistic and did not plan for long-term challenges, or maybe it was just our bad luck during this project.

In the second observation week, some of our water spinach seedlings were casualties of strong winds, which forced us to replant them and relocate our hydroponic bottles. However, this action resulted in even more significant losses for us. The following week, both the previously grown seedlings and the newly planted ones collapsed due to rat bites, possibly because rats were living near the location. Initially, this demoralized me and my group because we knew that if we replanted the water spinach, the harvest time would exceed the project's duration, which is two weeks.

The problem wouldn't be solved if we didn't come up with a solution to overcome it. Eventually, with the help and advice of our Pemuda Pancasila mentors from the 10th-grade science class, Ms. Lidia and Ms. Agnes, we decided to purchase fully-grown water spinach and distribute it to those in need. In this way, we did not deviate from our main objective, which was to share blessings by providing nutritious food during the Covid-19 pandemic. Although the issue was resolved, the experience was still disheartening for me.

Of course, there were also enjoyable experiences during this Pemuda Pancasila project. For me, the most notable one was planting the water spinach seedlings. Through this experience, I became closer to my groupmates and we improved our teamwork in carrying out the project's activities in the following weeks. Ultimately, these events strengthened our bond. Another gratifying experience was when we shared the purchased water spinach. Although it would have been more fulfilling to share the produce we grew ourselves, as initially planned, this event still became a highlight of joy during our Pemuda Pancasila project.

Through this project, I learned the importance of teamwork. Without good coordination, a group can fall apart, especially when faced with external challenges. However, the most important lesson was learning to manage my emotions when faced with unfavorable events or situations that didn't meet my expectations.

After completing the Pemuda Pancasila project, I am inspired to consider the long-term implications when planning a project, so that I can handle unforeseen circumstances effectively when they arise.