About the local hosting organizationPasir Sari, Poncol and Bugisan are areas in Pekalongan where children with less opportunities and drop out children living. It happen because of very less income of their parents who normally work in informal sector. A hard living in the city leads people to be hardly struggle for a living. This cause parents will insist their children as “money producer” by asking them to go down to street to beg money. Why children? because people will normally feel pity on children rather than adult in giving money. This situation put the children at risk and vulnerable. In fact, according to convention if the rights of the child, children have rights to survival and development. Include the rights to education, primary health care, leisure and recreation, cultural activities, etc (unicef.org/crc).Eager to contribute to fulfill as much as possible the rights of children living in the three areas with guarantee of sustainable action and mentoring to the children, GREAT organize a combine program both STV/workcamps and LMTV.
About the volunteer workStation learning, non formal active learning, artistic concepts, stories, art work (painting, theater, and music), sharing sessions, cooking session, games with local children around the campsite, and cultural exchanges
Local accommodationVolunteer house in Pekalongan, sleeping bag and mattress needed, self cooking, and self management
About the project locationPekalongan city, Central Java Indonesia
RequirementsVolunteer has to bear their own personal needs such as medicine, leisure time, visa matters, and free day trip.
Extra info about the projectBe patient and flexible, working with children is not as easy as we think. Prepare for many ideas, interactive games, handicraft class, and culture exchange.