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Hello I am Ria, founder and director of a youth empowerment project located in the countryside near Malang. Our pIace is for backpacker having active role on village enpowerment , especially kids and youngster education. It was build on a year ago and we still on organization development. I want giving good education environment to our children with a key focus on language skills and vocational skill based on their talented / hobby to gave the a better chance in the future. I Believe this is will be a precious asset for the children to be successfull, i also give scholarship for the poor students. I hope with extra funding this organization will grow faster and help more children, community development, and our free homestay expand.
I was live on Farm village but about 10 years ago a lot of farmer selling their farming land to the developer housing and factory because they think the farm land not giving the profit again. In reality, this is will make them face new problem. They are not used having a lot of money, rather than making the money productive, they choose spending it for consumtive need. Although some of the try new business, without good skill they will bankruptcy. After 5 years they will being loose their money and confusing found a new job that suit for them, unskilled labour.
Many villagers work as factory workers or farmer workers. They live on fail, regret, and dissapointed. Kids grow up with their messed live. Parents doesnt really care about their kids education. Many children not graduate from senior high school. They became young unemployment that mingle with free life and the result some of children addicted to narcotics and be the drug deliver when they have no money. The village life is very ruin.
Thats why i start this movement for my lovely village for restore my village into a strong and independent village. one small step, I was saving a child from a bad life by giving them the education of character, self-confidence, communication with foreign languages, and vocational skills to face the future. Three months ago i have guiding and driving training for youngster, then now he works on my travel company. They build their confidence stop their black life and starting reach their dream.
I have been teaching here for a number of years but am in need of volunteers to help this project grow, anyone who would like to come and support me or teach other languages to the children are very welcome. We don't have classrooms. Sometimes we teach on the farm house, terrace, garden, or at our basecamp. We also teaching on some elementary school. The main learning on my movement is not about theory but comunication practice.
We also have javanese classic dance on sunday, recycle trash class, and painting class.
In exchange for helping me for a few hours, I will do our best to take you to have village & history walking tour. We will introduce tou with villagers habit like go to traditional market with dokar, cooking on pawon, take a bath on River, Plant on paddy field, and looking singhasari temple. We also take you to the topeng bapang dance & gamelan course.
My big goal invited youto my village are you can make my kids talkactive with english native, build their dream so they will have better plan for their morning, and introduce the world that Indonesia have amazing local culture that make your journey colourfull.
Cooking / shopping
Help in the house
Help with Computers / internet
Our place is a good place for learning javanese culture. After you working for us we will paid your effort with giving you chance learning our traditional culture. We have some tourist class that you can choose :
1. Batik Class
2. Shoping in the traditional market & learn how to cook traditional food.
And so on.
The good time for coming in Indonesia is August because we have independence day, At this time we have of of carnival, traditional performance, and cultural event in a month.
We are looking for people who are fluent in English that can help our shy students open their mouths to speak English! We generally ask for a few hours of help a day, making some conversations with our students. We teach different levels of students ranging from elementary to senior high school to adult students trying to improve their English.
We also need the people who are attracted to youth empowerment project. So you can give a lot of input for us to continue to build our village for the better.
If you are videographer or photographer, it would be nice if you can make good documentation for our project.
We also found the host that like art. So you can teaching our kids made handicraft.
We have prepared for our guests (volunteers) a simple room as homestay, food and drinks. Even though We serve them many kinds of traditional food in our place Malang like Tempe penyet, Orem - orem, Soto, Rawon, Nasi goreng, Rujak, Nasi Pecel,Nasi Rames, Soto ayam, Bakso, Es degan asli and much more. We would love to introduce our special food to our guests that they have never eaten like our food in their countries before.
We will giving you free food for breakfast and luch.
Welcome to trully village on Malang ! East Java - Indonesia.
When you off you can follow our trip for charity. In every penny that you pay for trip, it will contribute for our education project. We have some good trip like bromo tour, old heritage walking tour, singhasari temple tour, chocolate & coffe plantation tour, and city mountain tour.
You can also rent a motorcycle and car.
If you want go by public transport. Found a bus bring you to TERMINAL ARJOSARI. then you continue your way with red bus to KARANGPLOSO. Told to the driver, you will stop at Bakso Arema Ngijo. My home infront of the mosque.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week