Help and train in a Martial Arts Academy to teach stateless and underprivileged kids in Labuan F.T, Borneo, Malaysia

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  • Last activity: 7 Dec 2023



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  • Description


    Hi, I'm Alvin and I'm the owner and founder of a Martial Arts Academy, it is an open space with a fantastic harbor view. At the academy we run a community school project for the stateless and underprivileged kids. Sadly, because the kids are stateless, they are not entitled to any identification documents and therefore, cannot leave the island of Labuan or attend normal state school. The kids come to my academy everyday and we teach them everything from math and English to everyday life skills. Because the kids can't leave the island, we invite workawayers from all over the world to bring the world to them and teach the kids about the different cultures and any skills the workawayers might have.

    In addition, we teach martial arts for fitness. My academy is not the commercial martial arts gym, you can see Deaf and Autistic members, Problematic kids, Disabled and less fortunate kids who enjoy the training environment here. I believe that education can create a better community, so I hope we can have the friends from all over the world to show the love and teach them.

    The small island of around 90,000 residents is still highly-prized for its hurricane free, deep water port at the mouth of Brunei Bay. The island also serves as an excellent stopover for travelers crossing between Brunei, Sarawak and Sabah.

    We open our hearts to welcome the friends from all over the world, to enjoy and gain the beautiful experience in Labuan.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Charity Work
    Art Projects
    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    Animal Care
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet
  • UN sustainability goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainability goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    The workawayers can stay at the academy, you can enjoy all the fitness and martial art classes that we can offer, and you can use the basic gym facilities for free. The workawayers get to know the local cultures and local foods.

    We are quite active with organising martial arts and sports event, you can learn to be the event organiser.

  • Help


    We provide free tuition class for stateless and underprivileged kids, workawayers can teach the tuition class, and if you like, you can also support with the admin side of our academy; handling customer service; create some posters; posting in our social media and help with the design of our website.

    We love our ocean and we hope to learn some knowledge about environmental care, turtle hatchery and corals restoration.

    Sometime we do organise some martial arts and sports event, so workawayers can be part of the committee member too.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Malay: Fluent
    Chinese (Mandarin): Fluent
    Chinese (Cantonese): Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation


    We do provide a private room in the academy, the room has a basic bunk bed and fan along with a kitchen area that you are free to use. However, we can also provide you with the simple food too.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Beautiful beaches every way in Labuan, you can see the corals and turtles on the island, you can see the dolphins when you are lucky enough. I'm also trying to set up the water sports in Labuan too and I go to beach every weekend.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    Only dog

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 192413515917

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