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BALI - INDONESIA

CARE FOR AND TEACH CHILDREN IN A KINDERGARTEN IN BALI

Care for and teach English to 4&5 year old Balinese children whose curious minds and natural friendliness gives you the opportunity to make a real impact. You'll encourage the children to learn and grow creatively, thus sowing the seeds for a greater future in years to come.
The Kindergarten offers free kindergarten education children from poor villages around the area. The local children are warm and affectionate and would rather spend time playing than learning.

SUMMARY: THE BASICS

Price: £825 (approx. US$1,090) for 2 weeks
£230 (approx. US$350) for each additional week.
Excludes flights. Please see Full Price List & Other Currencies
Duration: From 2 weeks to 12 weeks or longer, subject to visa requirements.
Start Dates: Projects start every Sunday throughout the year - you choose your start and finish dates.
Requirements: Minimum age 18.
No qualifications necessary but you should be an enthusiastic person who loves children and is fluent in English.
What's included: Arranging your Programme
Full pre-departure support and assistance
Payment Protection insurance
Meeting you at the nearest Airport
Accommodation
Food
Transfer to the placement site
Local in-country team support and backup
24-hr emergency support
Free T-Shirt
Certificate of Completion
What's not included: Flights, Insurance, Cost of Visas (if a visa is required), Return transfer to airport.
Who can do this Programme? This project is open to all nationalities. Suitable for gap years or those taking a year out, grown-up gappers, career breakers, anyone interested in caring for children, teaching or working with children overseas while doing voluntary work, projects abroad or study abroad.
Also suitable as a summer placement or short break in South-East Asia.

WHAT YOU'LL GAIN FROM DOING THIS PROJECT

  • An exciting opportunity to travel, see the world and experience a foreign culture first-hand.
  • New language skills, more confidence and invaluable personal and professional development.
  • The enormous satisfaction of helping disadvantaged children and knowing that you made a difference to them.
  • An opportunity to take a break from the traditional academic track or your current career path in order to gain life experience and global cultural awareness
  • An entry on your CV or Résumé that will enhance your career opportunities and make you stand out from the crowd.
  • Make friends, form relationships and build memories that will last a lifetime.
  • Opportunities to enjoy some exciting adventure and cultural activities while on your programme.
  • And best of all ... an unforgettable experience!
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WORK CONTENT AND DESCRIPTION

This project gives you the chance to encourage children to learn and grow creatively. Apart from teaching them language and communication skills, you have a unique opportunity to sow seeds at this tender age from which they stand to benefit for years to come. As you spend time teaching the local children, you will be embraced by and become an important part of the local community.

The kindergarten is based in the culturally rich town of UBUD. The ages of the children range between 4 -5 years old. You'll be one of the few or first Westerners they have met, and thus a natural curiosity is to be expected. The kindergarten is like any other throughout the world; the children prefer to play and have fun more than to be formally “taught” thus making it your responsibility to get them enthusiastic about coming to school and learning.

Your work will mostly be focused around teaching the children basic English words and phrases through fun activities like songs and games. You may also be asked to help out in caring for the children (ie accompanying them to the toilet, helping them get ready for nap time, etc). By slowly building their confidence in language and communication you will place the foundations for a lifelong love and curiosity of learning, which will help them in many ways in their future. The time spent with the local community and children will prove to be a highly rewarding opportunity for you, knowing just how great your impact was.

SAMPLE SCHEDULE

Monday
7:30 Breakfast
08:00-10:00 Organize activites at kindergarten.
12:00 Lunch
14.00-17.00 Teaching program at local school.
17.30 Meeting and feedback from 1st day teaching.
18.00 Dinner
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday:
7:30 Breakfast
08:00-10:00 Organize activites at kindergarten.
12:00 Lunch
16.00-17:30 Teaching program at local school.
18:00 Dinner
Friday
7:30 Breakfast
08:00-10:00 Organize activites at kindergarten.
12:00 Lunch
14:00-17:00 Teaching program at local school.
7.30 Meeting for and feedback from the week
18:00 Dinner
Saturday
8:00 Breakfast
12.00 Finish Program (if this is the last week of your placement)

The work plan will be confirmed again every Friday. The program can be changed depend on the school plan/activies, local students, location of the kindergarten, weather and local conditions. The working time will be around 5 hours a day.
Your weekends and evenings are free, leaving you time for relaxing, travelling and sightseeing.

2016 School Dates
The school will be closed during the following dates and teaching will not be available (Except the exam periods)

  • February 08th - 19th
  • March 8th and 9th
  • May 30th - 10th June (School Examination Period), Normal activities but there might be fewer students
  • June / July / August
  • September 5th - 16th November 28th - 09th December (School Examination Period) Normal activities but there might be fewer students
  • Whole of December – kindergarten closed for the holidays

ACCOMMODATION

Your accommodation may vary depending on project, but it will be in a form of a pleasant and cosy house, with other volunteers, all contributing to keeping the home neat and tidy. You will be asked to be environmentally responsible and to use all resources with restraint, especially water, paper and electricity.

Rooms are shared with 2-6 people. Upgrades are available, please speak to your Project Coordinator. Upgrades are subject to availability and a surcharge.

FOOD

During the week you will be provided with three meals a day, and over weekends 2 meals a day. These will consist of traditional Balinese dishes – comprising mainly rice, vegetables and meat.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

YOUR SAFETY, SUPPORT AND BACKUP:
Read important information about the Support & Backup you receive before you leave and during your programme.

Read about the Safety and Security measures we take to ensure your safety and wellbeing while on our programme.

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU BOOK YOUR PLACEMENT?

Once you have applied for a placement, we'll contact you and send you our Welcome Pack. You'll also receive Log-on details and password for our Volunteer Extranet where you'll have access to all the documentation and information which we've put together to facilitate preparations for your adventure! Your Project Co-ordinator for your country will liaise with you throughout the arrangements process, as well as while you're on your placement and on your return home.

The documents you'll have access to also include a Country Factfile, Safety Guide and any manuals that may assist you on your particular programme (e.g. Teaching Guide, Sports Manuals, Enrichment Suggestions for Animal Care, etc.). We do all we can to make your stay one that you'll never forget. This is a truly awesome, elegant and beautiful country.

As with all our destinations, the culture and heritage is different to what you're used to ... which, although one of the most exciting aspects of travelling, should be borne in mind. Self-reliance and independence are highly appreciated in all our destinations and will help you to make the most of this wonderful opportunity!

On Arrival, your Introduction to the Country: When you arrive you'll be welcomed by a member of the team who will take you to your accommodation and introduce you to everyone.

CLIMATE, CULTURE AND COSTUME:
You can expect pleasant day temperatures between 20 to 33 degrees Celsius or 68 to 93 degrees Fahrenheit year-round. From December to March, the West monsoon can bring heavy showers and high humidity, but usually days are sunny and the rains start during the night and pass quickly. From June to September the humidity is low, and it can be quite cool in the evenings. During this time of the year, you'll have hardly any rain in the coastal areas. That said, Ubud is in the mountains and has a unique microclimate where you can expect cloudy skies and showers throughout the year. Sometimes you’ll even need a sweater or light jacket after the sun sets!

Bali is a Hindu Island, Balinese Culture and Balinese Traditional are still charming and beautiful. Traditional Balinese clothing worn by women covers their shoulders and knees. Especially, when they go to the temple and when they have a Ceremony Day.

REQUIREMENTS AND NOTES:
Indonesia is still a developing country thus the living standard falls short of what we are used to in the West. The Balinese culture and heritage is totally different to Western cultures. However, the people are very friendly and will help you all they can, and, of course, you will be well looked after during your placement!

Our projects in Bali are worthwhile and lots of fun, and you're sure to have a wonderful time during your stay - your adventure has begun :-)

VOLUNTEERING WITH CHILDREN AND VULNERABLE ADULTS
As well as protecting all our volunteers, Travellers Worldwide is committed to all our projects and dedicated to practices which protect children and vulnerable adults from harm. Read Travellers' Child Care and Vulnerable Adults Policy.

OPTIONAL ADD-ON ACTIVITIES:

Make the most of your time there! To help you do that, we've put together some exciting activities, courses and tours that you can add to your itinerary. These are designed to be fun, but also to enable you to learn, and expand your personal and professional development enjoyment ... but mostly for your enjoyment! :-)

Coming soon!

LOCATION | SIGHTSEEING:

Travel to the Island of the Gods - Bali - and step into a photograph of natural and social luxury. This perfect island getaway offers Idyllic beaches surrounded by luscious fields of green, endless colourful festivals and the best shopping in the world.

Do:
  • Relax on Padang Padang beach – Winner of the travelers choice 2013
  • Attend a Night tour of the Bali Zoo, home of the 3 legged Bengal Tiger.
  • Learn how to surf in Kuta and party all night long at the wild Potato head club.
  • Bathe in the famous holy waters of Pur Tirta Emoul
  • Taste the chocolate at Big Tree Farm bamboo chocolate factory

PROJECT LOCATION: UBUD
UBUD IS Bali’s centre of music, food, and arts and home to many Island designers and glitterati. It was made famous by the New York Times Best seller and movie: Eat, Pray, Love, which described Ubud as “Idyllic” and the final destination where Julia Roberts found true love.

Do:

  • Walk through the dense Jungle of the Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary like Indiana Jones
  • Visit Ubud's Royal Palace and stay for its nightly live performances
  • Go to the Bali Botanical Day Spa and visit the Botanical Gardens
  • Visit Petula at 6pm to watch thousands of Herons and egrets fly home. (A sign of Good luck in Bali)

Night Life in Ubud:
Jazz Café: Most popular nightspot in all of Ubud, Chillout lounge: Lonely planet’s top suggestion, Lebong Café: Your Reggae and rock nightlife hub, Bar Luna: The artists and writers lounge.

ONLY FOUND IN INDONESIA - YOUR BUCKET LIST!

  • Bromo-Tengger-Semeru National Park: The scariest and most amazing volcanic views on planet earth.
  • Komodo National Park: Home of the Giant Prehistoric Komodo Dragon
  • Raja Ampat: The world’s best scuba diving destination, with 75 % of the world coral.
  • Lake Toba: The larges volcanic lake in the World.
  • Sumba: Home to the last megalithic cultures
  • Lorentz National Park: Has a permanent Glacier
  • Borodudur: One of the largest Buddist temples in the world

DID YOU KNOW?
There are 167 active volcanoes through-out the archipelago of Indonesia?
The second largest tropical rain forest in the world can be found here?
Indonesia has a population of 240 million people, 300 ethnic groups and 500 languages and dialects.
She is home to the prehistoric Giant Komodo Lizard, Javan Rhinoceros and the Sumatran Tiger, alongside the world’s tallest flowers, the Titan Arum. – How amazing is that?

TRAVEL:

Read about Travel arrangements and what happens when you arrive in your new country.