Environmental Education Program in Indonesia

Ubud, Indonesia

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15 people
7 days
Code: 123
Activity and Adventure, Environment Conservation, Volunteering Abroad
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Bali is well known for its astonishing beauty and greenery. Unfortunately, due to rapid development and the rise in tourism, the local surroundings of Bali have experienced many negative consequences. Plastic water bottles and plastic food wrappers are of great concern and you will often see people simply throwing these on the ground, as food in Bali were traditionally wrapped in biodegradable banana leaves. The relationship between humans and the environment is an important part of the Balinese culture and the aim of this project is to instill environmental education in the children at a young age, imparting your message in a fun and dynamic manner. The emphasis is on “hands on” techniques – getting the children out and about in nature and working together. Participants spend two hours each morning planning their campaign and go to schools in Ubud area in the afternoon.

Our environmental education program focuses on primary schools in Bali. Whilst education is the starting point, we encourage students to work together and do their part, emphasizing that every little effort counts.

The relationship between humans and the environment is an intrinsic part of the Balinese culture and the Balinese are known to respect and treat their environment well long before it became fashionable in the West. One example of this is the Tumpek Uduh day which is a ceremony conducted across Bali for large trees especially fruit bearers and the coconut palm in particular. This is done in order to:

  • show gratitude to the trees for their usefulness to humans and the environment.
  • recognize their importance to the livelihood of the Balinese.
  • pray for continuance in the central role they play in providing a balance between both humans and their environment.

The teaching plan will be confirmed again every Friday.

Please note this trip may require you to purchase a cultural experience week with it. Click Here to find the relevant cultural experience week based on the country where this trip operates in.

During 2017

This program starts every week.

During 2018

This program starts every week.

Aims & Objectives

To teach the future generation of the country to look after the nature through meaningful and joyful educational activities and “hands on” techniques.

Schedule
Monday

On Monday which would be the first day of your project, you will have your breakfast and prepare for the activities that you expect to do with the children. These preparations would include the numerous ways and activities through which you expect to educate the children on protecting the environment. After having lunch, you will then leave to the local school where you can commence the activities you have prepared for the day. Upon your arrival from the school after the activities, you can then share your experiences and feedback regarding the program with us. You would end your day by having a delicious dinner at the Center.

Tuesday to Friday

From Tuesday to Friday, you will start your day with breakfast and then designing the activities to be carried out each day. Once you decide on the activities which you will have to carry out on the respective day, you can leave to the school after having lunch. At the school, you will engage with the enthusiastic kids in carrying out the activities you prepared. Once you complete the activities of the day, you can then return to the Center to relax.

This schedule can be changed and/or amended depending on weather conditions, local conditions and unforeseen circumstances.

Participant Criteria & Requirements
Standard Requirements

Minimum age:                18

Maximum age:                -

Minimum English level:        Basic

CRB required:                On Signup

Passport copy required:        On Signup

Resume copy required:        No

Required qualification:        None

Additional Requirements

There are no additional requirements.

There are no additional requirements.

Additional Equipment

No specific equipment required for this program.

Accommodation, food, airport pick-up (if required), full support in-country, pre-departure advice and project transport.

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