About the local hosting organizationBatuloceng village is a beautiful agricultural village with Sundanese culture located in the mountainous area in West Java. Within this village, there is a cultural organization called Kabuyutan Sri Sunda. The local people of Batuloceng are also trying to help government in reforesting the surrounding forest. The spirit and motivation brought by volunteers are expected to raise the motivation of the local people to preserve the environment and their local culture for their future. There is a need to have international experiences for the children as well as the youth to broaden their knowledge and soft skill in term of non-formal education approach combined with the formal education at school. At the same time, this project is also to offer the volunteers a chance to experience local culture of Sunda ethnic and help the local farmers to maintenance their farm.
About the volunteer workThe main work is to support people to preserve the environment and their local culture. By involve as a part of the society, volunteers are expected to enhance motivate and raise the local’s awareness to preserve the environment in ecological way, the importance of learning English, and being proud of their culture. Volunteers could also organize school visit in the local schools. Please note that most of the students can be very shy for the first time to speak in English, which is why you need to be very patient and creative in building the atmosphere of the class. Volunteers need to build trust and relationship with the children before you do further activities. Volunteers can also help the farmers to enrich their farm by sharing how is the organic farm managed in your country, how to cultivate the soil, marketing strategy, etc. This village is famous of their products such as tomato, chili, lettuce, cabbage, broccoli, milk, etc. This project is also open for volunteers who want to learn about agricultural and farming as well as learn the Sunda culture. Working days: 25 to 40 hours/week. Sometimes the volunteers are needed during the weekend. Sometimes the volunteers are needed to help the local community and/or GREAT to do other voluntary action during the weekends.
Local accommodationVolunteers will stay with host family and have their own room
About the project locationKabupaten Bandung Barat Special remarks:Though it is located in tropical country, the weather in Batuloceng is quite cool (sometimes cold). During the day, it feels like 22’C – 25’C and 15’C – 20’C during the night up to morning. Hence, warm cloth is necessary to be brought with you.
RequirementsThere will be sessions of Learning Indonesian Language in the On Arrival Training but the very basic one Good level of English
About the meeting pointMeeting point will be at: Bandung Train Station North Gate (using train from Jakarta) / Husein Sastranegara Bandung International Airport (international flight from Singapore / Kuala Lumpur) and Primajasa Bus Shelter (bus from Jakarta Airport)
Extra info about the projectDuration:Minimum 2 months. Starting date:In the beginning of every month except June – July 2016 Fee:3,300,000 IDR / month