Teach English, communication & social media, tourism & farming in beautiful, cultural village in Lombok, Indonesia

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  • Last activity: 30/01/2023




  • Description


    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 opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Charity Work
    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Farmstay help
    Babysitting and creative play
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    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

    Projects involving children

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  • Help


    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.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Indonesian: 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


    Bamboo house with your own bed at our foundation

  • What else ...

    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

    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

    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

    Space for parking camper vans

    We have this space and will be very happy to welcome

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 3 hours a day, 5 days a week

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    This host charges a fee

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    USD$6 a night
Host ref number: 644756252687

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