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My name is Mr. Tony and I'm the founder of Foundation. It mainly focuses on teaching English to local children, youths, and adults alike to make them able to work in many different industries. We try to create a bright future for impoverished Indonesian students and jobless youths.
Our goal is to help jobless locals, mainly recent high school graduates who cannot afford university. I, myself, despite good grades and an unstoppable will to learn, could not afford to go to university. This is what motivated me to create BC.
Hundreds of our alumni now have well paid jobs in the tourism industry; thanks to volunteers continued support :)
We started by teaching children outdoors in 2007 but have grown quite a bit since then. Today BC offers 3 different courses, one of which is the Private Boarding class where the students stay with us throughout their education. We have a small building with one classroom, a kitchen and sleeping area for the students in the Private Boarding class. Due to unfortunate circumstances we need to relocate and we are currently in the process of building a new school close to our current location, we are aiming to finish the main part of the building by April 2019.
My dream is to have westerners teach English here so that the students can be exposed to different cultures, help us build, farm, and housekeeping. We are located in the beautiful mountains of central Lombok where many aren't exposed to the outside world. The most helpful volunteers we need are...
1 - People who wants to be part of our school's construction by helping to provide materials via fundraisings and also managing the jobsite. Helping build our school is valuable both for the current students, and the future of our school.
2 - Teachers and Teaching Assistants. Speaking English with our students helps them develop at a much faster rate. By speaking and learning from you, they can move into better paying jobs as quickly as possible. Sometimes you will lead lessons and classes, but mostly you should support me.
3 - Volunteers with social media marketing skills or have knowledge of marketing and tourism. We are actively promoting our project and the work we do with local students and people here in Lombok. We would love to welcome you to help us spread the message of our foundation. You will have creative freedom over whatever you would like to create for our Facebook, Instagram and website.
✓ 20 hours of help per week
✓ Content Writer: Write, edit and publish inspiring content.
✓ Photography: Take, edit and provide amazing photos.
✓ Video Making: Create, edit and publish digital videos.
✓ Social Media: Maintain and update social media channels.
4 - My wife and family have a lot of work to do because I am always having visitiors and the students parents visit, and working. By you helping with or cleaning or cooking, we can ensure our time is spent supporting students who need us most.
5 - Permaculture & sustainable farming. We have partnered with some volunteers to operate a permaculture farm to; generate money for our school, teach locals sustainable methods of farming and provide jobs to local people. Still in its early stages, we'd love some help looking after the farm; planting, digging, weeding, fertilising, harvesting and generally maintaining the farm.
You will live with us at the villagers' house and be provided with your own bed and room. The bathroom is squatter style. You will also eat with us. You will gain a truly Indonesian experience as you will more than likely be the only traveler in the region. We will welcome you and treat you like family.
We can ensure you enjoy your free time too - there is tonnes to do, some free, some at a cost - certainly worth it either way. It is also a very good opportunity for the students who want to become touristic guides to train themselves. This area is famous for outdoor beauty. We are close to the famous Mount Rinjani, its full of rice fields, mountains, waterfalls, fruit farms and local villages. You will be one of few travelers you will have experienced this. We can also take you to meet other local families as like students' houses to different villages. Here you will be part of the community.
We prefer at least a one week stay. In the past, we've had 100+ guests over time. One couple lived with us for 9 months, another volunteer stayed for 6 months; you are welcome to stay however long you like. We just created this account in hopes to bring in more volunteers.
Please feel free to contact us at any time. But please know that Internet connection is on/off so it may take a while to respond.
We hope to welcome you here!
Love, Mr Tony :)
Types of help and learning opportunitiesCharity WorkLanguage practiceHelp with Eco ProjectsTeachingGardeningDIY and building projectsFarmstay helpBabysitting and creative playHospitality/TourismGeneral MaintenanceHelp with Computers/ Internet
Cultural exchange and learning opportunities
We will take you around the vary villages around us and show you beautiful sites. This area is full of rice fields, mountains, traditions, rivers, and waterfalls. You will be one of few travelers you will have experienced this. We can also take you to meet other local families. Here you will be part of the community.
Projects involving children
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
We need English teachers.
You will teach four classes a day even more beginning at 09.00 am - 11.00 am, next at 02.00 pm - 03.30 pm, then at 04.00 pm - 05.30 pm then break time, after that will continue at 09.00 pm - 11.00 pm . The total work hours will be about 7 hours.
We need also volunteers with social media marketing skills or have knowledge of marketing and tourism. You will have creative freedom over whatever you would like to create for our Facebook, Instagram, Tik tok, and website.
What you get:
2 day off per week
Shared Dorm: You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other travelers.
Breakfast: You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.
Lunch: You are entitled to a free lunch, every day of your stay.
Dinner: You are entitled to a free dinner, every day of your stay.
Discounts on Tours: Get discounts for tours and excursions around town.
Free Laundry: You can use our laundry room freely.
So we would also need adventurers to help us find, develope, and to promote our untouched brand of eco tourism.
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.
Bamboo house with your own bed at our foundation
What else ...
We can happily take you around when not teaching. We can also pick you up at the harbor or airport by organizing your rental transportation/vehicle .
A little more information
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Can host digital nomads
We would be very happy if the nomads come to approach our foundation , and have some coffee or tea, but we don't have wifi, because we are located at rural area, most time we use local/Infonesian SIM card (data package). And probably wish to stay at our foundation and help with English teaching to the students
Space for parking camper vans
We have this space and will be very happy to welcome
How many Workawayers can stay?
More than two
Maximum 3 hours a day, 5 days a week
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USD$6 a night
First, thank you Mr Tony to allow to permit us to see this foundation's working.
When we arrived, there were
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First, thank you Mr Tony to allow to permit us to see this foundation's working.
When we arrived, there were
Everyone is so lovely, helpful and openhearted which makes leaving BC so hard :(
In the end I had the chance to accompany three BC students to Gili, where they started a training at a hotel. It made me really happy to see that with their learned knowledge of English the students
She also had lots of experience with the local culture and nature with the hospitality students. Enjoying the waterfall, sunset points, the rainforest with the cold river, the wedding
The best moment for the first day,
Wienkee had great experience to have soft hiking through the forest and waterfalls. I should join this but because I had urgent things to do, then Wienke represent me. Thank you so much for that
Besides the heartwarming hosts, I had many non- touristic
I am really hoping she come again in future soon and stay longer and help more with our
Mr. Tony is amazing human being, so kind and clever, helping local communities to learn the language so they could get better paid job. Wonderful
He is really really advernture man that we had ever had, we love him as family, and for sure be family forever.
He plants to come next time and Will join our trekking Rinjani mountain programs with our new students in future, and I can't wait for it.
You were very eager to help, even when you came I was with hospitality students for trekking Rinjani programs for 10 days.
You were the only handling all the classes and must kota of works.
And thank you to be involved in our community, joining all the cultural things and our dalily
The students are all so hardworking and a delight to teach, we had so much fun
Even this year 17 August was our Indonesian Independence day where our program at the foundation climb Rinjani mountain from our way and did flag ceremony on top.
It was such great experience the first time volunteer and our Foundation did it.
Alice is really
Miriam, you are great and mean to help to empower the programs we have. The teaching, the dance activity, and being part of our family and culture are very honored for us.
I represent all the family and students beg
This was the most authentic experience I have had so far since I am traveling (which is half a year now!). Living in the small village, surrounded by breathtaking nature and
She is gergeous, humble, serious with the teaching, and very kind and support all of our programs.
She is really care to be involving in our programs and community, even help with supporting to find find to continue the building which has been 2 years no
She is really eager to help, good communication to the students. The way she help is really intens.
We hope someday she come again
You both were very mean to help.
Thank you so much for your constructive feedback.
Hope to see both of you again in future !
We do apologize if we had such mistakes durung your stays and help.
Staying with Mr Tony, his family and the foundation has honestly been one of the best experiences of my life!
From London to Lombok, it was a huge culture shock but it was so valuable and I learnt so much from this experience.
Mr Tony and his family and the students made me feel so welcome and safe and I could not have asked for
David is kind and generous personality. He also experienced to visit some beautiful natures in our area as like waterfalls, rainforest, blue lake, farms of course while teaching students how tobe tour
If you are looking for
I would like to say thank you so much for him. Beside helping teaching, he also did meditation alot, sometimes we did together. Lots of story with Orion.
I would like to recommend for any organizations in future for Orion
Thank you so much for helping us Jamie and Emma
She was joining us for many events as like the ceremony and also experienced to see wedding parade.
She also went to some beautiful waterfalls around our area and enjoyed the
The students are very happy to have them, too short for staying and help, they were coming in very good season. It was when celebration of Prophet Mohammed's birthday, in Lombok we have ceremony. Every village celebrate it
The students are easy to understand and his expertise teaching was amazing.
We would like to recommend him for any jobs in future !
But she only has time to help us for a week, it was too short, the students hope to her stay and help for longer time. She has been
I spent two weeks there and this was way too short. If we want to help this Foundation grow volunteers need to stay a month... but of course if you stay a week or
The foundation needs people from other countries to stay longer to give better help with all the projects.
One week passed so fast and there was always something to do. We felt very
It was too short for them staying only one week helping, they were very passion and humble and care to students, we will recommend them for any places in future !
During two weeks he had shown his passion and eager to help, and the students are very happy to have his help teaching and accompanying the students to learn
She is lucky to get experience of joining our tradition when the villagers having marry here, hope it would be great memory for you Claire.
We will miss you and we hope someday you come to help us
The students warmed to her immediately and were absolutely focused and engaged. They repeatedly
Thank you for helping us for about a week less, your helping teaching in the class as great help, preparing and helping for eco painting the broken tire as decoration to prepare for the accreditation, thank you so much for making everything. We will always wait for your next visit and
It was at the same time when our foundation got accreditation, they were very care, helpfull, and also very humble. The students love them so much, we hope someday, they can visit and help us again:heart_eyes:
Bot of you are very kind and helpful to the students, I hope you enjoyed your staying with us and with the students. We hope the next time you come to visit and help us
She is very care and continously put more attention for every students.
She help us for baby sitting also, because I have twin daughters 1 year old.
I reccomend her for every jobs she likes to help to other
If you have the time and opportunity, I recommend volunteering here. This was my first experience in a remote village
Something we are sorry about we couldn't organise your wish to climb Rinjani mountain, because it is still closed.
We hope next time when you come, we can go climb Rinjani with some.students.
Thank you so much for teaching and helping developing our eco tourism
The accomodation is very basic so Keep that in mind. Mrs Toni is an amazing cook and every meal was delicious.
The levels/ages of the students are very different but they are all super
We hope someday you come to visit and help us again !
We did lots things, they have helped teaching english for the kids and also teaching hospitality lesson to our adult students which we mean to provide them have opportunity working to hotels/hospitality industry.
We will recommend
1) They have sacrificed enormous amounts of their own lives, opportunities and much more for a great cause. To run a school which for some children is free, and others at a very nominal fee (when compared with other schools), and earn such a low amount to support their
It seems like they are a part of our heart, families, they have involved themselves for all parts of school/foundation. They have made many changed and development for us as like
Tereza is very energic girls, very warm connections to the students, smiling and always happy with the students.
Thank you also for helping at the building new school of our foundation.
hope someday, you come to visit and teach the new students you will find
My stay here was just AMAZING! I loved every single moment of it.
I stayed 1 week at Mr. Tonys' and had the time of my life. First i wasn't sure if 1 week is worth at all to come and volunteer, but it was more than worth it!!!
Teaching English at BC was so much fun. It took 5 minutes to become part of the BC-family.
Thank you so much
they were very talented in teaching english, hospitality, and also amazing connection to the students, as long as they stay at our foundation, we felt they are like Lombok people, very humble and care to the student. They will be the part of the universe,