About the local hosting organizationGreen Lion
About the volunteer workThe children from the rural area of Kuching will love to meet people from overseas and the exposure to the different cultures. Teachers, with or without experience, can make very significant and worthwhile contributions to the student community in Kuching. You must love children and understand their behavior, as you will be surrounded with loads of them every day and their friendliness can sometimes become over exuberant, but they are children after-all.
Local accommodationAbout the Accommodation Accommodation is a standard semi-detached house in a residential area called Kali Garden in Kuching. This is one of the typical homes. A small park behind the house is where residents jog and exercise. There is a Malay village and a fishing village within the vicinity. Furthermore, there is a refrigerator which you are welcome to use to store food and beverages. Food Arrangements Malaysian food is tasty and diverse and you can expect to experience a myriad of flavors and meals during their stay. Typical dishes include mee kok lo (noodles and vegetables either dry or soup), nasi goreng (fried rice and vegetables) or roti canai (is a type of Indian influenced flatbread found in Malaysia. Breakfasts are varied and and include toast, cereals, fresh fruit, etc. Tea, coffee and purified water is available at the house. We do not recommend that you drink water straight from the tap.
About the project locationSarawak makes access to Borneo's natural wonders and cultural riches a breeze. Kuching, the capital of Sarawak, is simply unique. No other city in Malaysia has such a romantic and unlikely history, nor displays its charms with such an easy grace. Kuching goes about its own business in a relaxed manner that hasn't changed in 160 years. Sights & Surroundings Fairy Caves Semenggoh Nature Reserve Mount Santubong Bako national park
Extra info about the projectPROGRAMME fee is 175 € per week - see calendar of starting dates in project description. programme starts with introduction week (fee is 210 €, see GL/MLS/IW2016)