My name is Indrotomo, a villager having an English Training camp living at the cool town located at the center of Central Java called Temanggung, about 2 hours from Yogyakarta airport. I live with my wife and a servant. My two daughters and a son live in different cities.
My Camp focuses on making villagers both children and adults able to speak English. Most of them have no enough chance to communicate in English in their surrounding even in their school class. It is the strong reason why I run the camp all the months of the year to motivate them in speaking.
Every year I invite volunteers to help my training camp. In the training they ask the children to sing songs, play games and of course speak English.
On spare time, we let the volunteers visit the interesting places around Temanggung and neighboring towns such as Borobudur temple at Magelang, royal palaces in Yogyakarta, Dieng plataeau at Wonosobo, beautiful hills, traditional arts, dances, exotic resorts, home industries of arenga/ palm sugar, coffee, do mount climbing, playing music, sport at Temanggung.
The projects I run are:
1. Speaking class
2. Learning to speak with foreigners and cultural exchange in the villages (outdoor)
3. Visiting home made traditional food and drink and arts.
If you are interested in, you can stay for weeks, or months. Temanggung is of course, a safe town to stay. We can have 2-4 volunteers to stay together with us in our house with friendly neighborhood and wifi connection.
The main job is as a partner to make people speak, speak and speak better in the camp, at school close to our camp. You can have 2 or 3 times Javanese meals a day together with us and help yourselves in making tea, coffee and other drink, cooking wash the dishes when our servant is not available on Sunday.
I am looking forward to seeing you coming to my camp as volunteers
Warmest greeting from Indonesia to you all. Thanks.
Help in the house
The volunteers will have new experience in:
watching musical and traditional dances, cultural events,
tasting various local foods, fruits, etc.
training students/ teachers to speak and
visiting interesting places on week ends.
What the volunteers do are:
1. Motivating (training) students to speak English at school.
2. Training the villagers to speak English and introducing their food, songs etc. in the Training Camp.
3. Helping the speaking show in the public park.
4. Training English in nature and playing games.
5. Learning Bahasa and Javanese language.
We will provide a room with internet connection and Javanese food such as fried rice, corn and mushroom soup, fried tofu, tempe and banana, various fruit and vegetables.
You can take the flight to Yogyakarta and get the bus to Magelang bus station (1,5 hours, IDR 15.000,-) and take the bus to Temanggung )30 minute, IDR 5000.-). We will pick you up at Temanggung bus station.
In your daily activity, you can use public transport to go to school. You will be close to all people surrounding by doing sports, playing games, music and visiting nice places. Your coming is greatly expected because speaking with foreigners is something interesting for them.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
More than two
Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week