About the local hosting organizationTHE GREEN LION
About the volunteer workTwice per month on Mondays, you can choose to participate in our teaching program at a local school in Lovina. The teaching curriculum consists of a variety of English-based subjects, offered in a playful manner to children from the local area age from 5-12 years. You can choose to stand in front of a class with other participants or alone. Each group consists of approximately 25 bright and cheerful students, who rather play more than learn. From Monday to Friday, participants will be surrounded by many children. Caring for them and understanding their behavior is a hard criterion to participate in this program, as well as having a good level of English. The experienced teacher will find the freedom to be creative and design their own lesson plans and a refreshing change for some of our more mature teaching participants, who tell us it takes them back to the 'good old days'. Those with less or no experience will have required support and guidance from our teaching centre, a relaxed environment matching the Balinese way of doing things, but with up-to-date teaching methods from experienced teachers.
Local accommodationAbout the Accommodation You will be accommodated in one of our houses in the village of Tukadmunga. Located on the street leading to the beach 5 minute by walk. Village life is quintessentially local and you will get a good chance to see typical Balinese life roosters crowing and all! For couples or those wanting more privacy, there are upgrade accommodation options available for an additional cost per week. Please contact us in advance to check for the possibility for that program period. Food Arrangements Indonesian food is tasty and diverse and you can expect to experience a myriad of flavors and meals during their stay. Typical dishes included mie goreng (fried noodles and vegetables), nasi goreng (fried rice and vegetables) or gado gado (mixed vegetables with a satay sauce). For those who do not eat meat, Indonesian cooking uses a lot of tofu and tempeh (soy beans), we also provide for some of western dishes. Breakfasts are varied and include pancakes, fresh fruit, toast etc.
About the project locationLovina is a relatively new name coined in the 1950s by the late king of Buleleng (Buleleng Regency) Anak Agung Panji Tisna, with a good eye for future tourism-based development. It started with small lodge built on his own land and named Lovina. After going through struggle of ups and downs, finally the community accepted the presence of Lovina. Nowadays the name Lovina is used for the stretch of seven traditional villages, which all slightly merge into one over ten kilometers off the main road which hugs the north coast to the west of Singaraja: Temukus, Kalibukbuk, Anturan, Pemaron, Tukad Mungga, Banyualit and Kaliasem. Kalibukbuk is the main hub of this area and is often thought of "Lovina town centre".
Extra info about the projectOpen all year, starting on Mondays, participation fee 210€ per week