Help build an English and Arabic learning center in Sumatra, Indonesia

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    23/05/2022

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  • Description

    Description

    Hello,...

    My name is Wisnu. I am 48 years old. I am a lecturer at one of the universities in Sumatra-Indonesia. My wife is Rosa, and I have two children. We are open-minded people. English and Arabic are the two main foreign languages taught in formal schools and universities in my country. But strangely, only a few graduates are able to speak English and Arabic well. Meanwhile, graduates need English and Arabic skills to apply for jobs in global companies or study abroad. To solve this problem currently, I run an English and Arabic Camp for young adults in my home village in Sumatra Indonesia. My green campus is still surrounded by a beautiful forest area that is home to lots of birds and wildlife. I hope my green campus always gives human being a space to develop its mind, body, and soul by getting in touch with nature.

    To support this green project, I am looking for adventurous volunteers from around the world who have creative ideas for teaching English or Arabic. I want to stimulate conversation in a natural fashion on topics that are interesting for each individual with personalized conversation materials. I strive to make learning situations enjoyable and comfortable.

    I dream of running this green project for 2 very important reasons: 1) to create better opportunities for our students to master English and Arabic for greater access to employment in the global community and 2) to prevent deforestation in Sumatra by giving understanding to local people to stop selling out the land to create palm oil plantations, which is harmful to the environment because the extent of the old-growth forest in Sumatra shrank by 40 percent over the past 20 years.

    For your information, Sumatra is one of the largest islands in entire Indonesia. But it is often less visited by tourists compared to Bali and Lombok. Sumatra offers a completely different side of this vast and amazing island. Some areas are still covered by gorgeous primary rain forests that Sumatran tigers, elephants, and orangutans still call home. When we talk about the unique culture, Sumatra is promising circumstances. Wherever you choose to travel in Sumatra, you will find welcoming spots that allow you to immerse yourself in traditional Indonesian life and culture.

    HOW TO GET TO MY HOME
    If you come to Sumatra-Indonesia by airplane from Singapore, Malaysia, or some cities in Indonesia, please take a flight to International Airport Sultan Syarif Qasim II Pekanbaru Riau. My home is about 30 minutes from that airport by taxi. Before arriving at the airport, the volunteers can call me, and I will pick them up at the airport.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    Teaching
    Gardening

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity 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

    Living with my family, you can get a new experience with the real local culture of Sumatran. Many things you can do while you are living with us such as teaching English in our community, learn how to cook Indonesian food, hang out with our students, meet local people, learn their habits and language, helping in building some school facilities, feeding fish in 3 fish farms and planting fruit trees surrounding the property which will feed the wild animals and keep them away from my garden.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help

    Help

    We need humble and friendly volunteers who can speak English or Arabic well and help us in :
    1. Motivating (training) students to speak English or Arabic at my course.
    2. preparing the soil for planting
    3. small, eco-friendly construction
    4. maintaining and improving trails in the forest
    5. making a video and take the beautiful photograph.
    The volunteers will join my students and help them to learn English or Arabic by engaging in conversation and games with them. Asking questions and get to know local students and their culture through language. Students meet as a whole group and practice discussing speaking points, then break up into smaller classes. Join the opening activity and join a smaller class and share their skills to create a warmer conversation class.

    Note: Because you are involved in teaching activities, you should bring one “appropriate clothes for formal activities”.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Indonesian: Fluent
    Arabic: Intermediate

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    1. Maximum stay for volunteers in our place is only one week. The workawayers usually stay with us for only 5 or 6 days. After that, they visit other workaway hosts in some areas in Sumatra-Indonesia, and other workawayers stay in our place at the end of their traveling in Indonesia before flying to Malaysia or Singapore to leave my country.

    2. Workawayers will be given a private room. The room is quite big which can accommodate two volunteers at the same time. If you are an unmarried couple, you are not allowed to stay in the same room, so one of you will have another private room. We are a Muslim family, it conflicts with our beliefs, and thanks for your understanding. I will provide free local food as long as you stay with us, Remember! Here you will be the center of attention because the villagers seldom see the foreigners, but the villagers are very friendly and generous. When you meet them, surely you will get a lot of offering to have coffee, tea, or traditional food to eat and free of charge.

    Note: Please bring your toiletries and towel with you.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Before going to our Green Camp project, you will stay with us at our home in the town. During the town, You can follow me to my university to immerse yourself with my student's activities on my campus and you can go around to visit the beautiful park, museum, or public library.

  • 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 host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

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




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