Help us teaching English in Belopa Luwu South Sulawesi Indonesia

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  • Last activity: 29 May 2024



 Min stay requested: 1 month or more



  • Description


    Hello :) we run a Kindergarten and Courses, and a variety of community engagement activities in Belopa Luwu, Sulawesi, Indonesia.

    The programs need Volunteer to help are mentioned below:

    1. Kindergarten english learning stimulation and playing activities
    2. English Class for beginner level
    2. Literacy in Public Discussion
    3. Environmental Care Campaign
    4. Charity Program (Building Houses for Poor People, Healthcare Access/Basic Needs, Helping the Refugees after Natural Disasters, etc.)
    5. Parenting Class for the Parents in school and the community
    6. 3 days teaching the children on the mountain of remote areas.

    We need volunteers to help teach English and other inspirational activities to our 60 kindergarten students. We also ask for your help in teaching a group of registered people from the local community (around 30 are registered) that we run 4 days per week. This group including: Children, Teenagers, High School Students, and Parents.

    Depending on your skills and preferences, we ask you to assist/lead a selection of these classes. Also, if you have a particular expertise (teacher, social work, psychologist, environmentalist, etc.) then we would love to learn from you. We can create together lesson plans based topics on topics of which you are knowledgeable and if you are willing to, we would love for you to lead or assist a public discussion group with adult community members and or with student community.

    In addition to teaching we also run some charity programs, which aim to help those within the local community who are living in poverty, especially disadvantaged children and elderly people. We help these disadvantaged members of the community to access health care and to fulfill their primary needs, such as building homes, obtaining food, among other things. Together we'll bring.

    Volunteers will be completely immersed in our local culture and will therefore learn a great deal about the social-culture of the area (a small village/town). You will be living alongside and interacting with the local adults and children in the village and will have opportunities to take part in activities, such as playing sports with the local people or enjoying swimming in the river, climbing mango or rambutan trees, etc.

    On the weekend, we will spend our time visiting nearby spots of natural importance/beauty and attending local cultural events like traditional wedding ceremonies, going to the sea surround Belopa, to the river, hiking, or visiting other towns such as the infamous Toraja, Latimojong, and Bastem where you can further explore the culture and natural environment.

    We provide our volunteers with meals 3 times a day, which we can adapt depending on your preference (and its availability), including: breakfast (cakes, egg, bread, fruits, tea or coffee), lunch (local food: rice, vegetable, fish/chicken, tofu/tempe/egg), and dinner (gado-gado, fruit, rice or other vegetables). We are very happy if we can cook and prepare the meals together in order to create meals that everybody enjoys, and eat together as a family. For your information as a vegetarian; it's perfect, because it's easy to find vegetables since we have our own garden which also possible to give hands in planting the vegetable together. The kitchen located outside of the building, open 24 hours to enjoy cooking together.

    It's so important to note that we ask you are open minded and respectful of our local culture. We have some important local values, and especially ask that you respect and adapt to our dress culture. So we therefore ask that you please don't wear tank tops and shorts. On that note, we will be so thankful for your understanding of our ways of life here. We do hope that you are an open-minded person so that we can work together no matter which background you are from, and can easily understand each other as human beings.

    A further note is that we would prefer female workawayers, but are open to hosting men and/or a family as well. We are also open to having a discussion about something you like or dislike in order to avoid any misunderstandings between us.

    We particularly hope that we can find a volunteer with a psychology, Education, and/or woman social activist background who would feel capable and comfortable to help create and be a speaker for the parenting and education seminar.

    One final note is that our home/school in Belopa (where you will be based) is quite far from the province. It takes around 8 hours to reach Belopa from Makassar Ujung Pandang International airport by Bus. The bus is very modern and comfortable, we will be there to meet you when you arrive in Belopa. We hope this information will be useful for consideration.

    Fyi. We launched one Teaching program for The Primary Class in Remote school on the mountain of Bastem & Latimojong Luwu. From Belopa (Our School), we need about 4-6 hours to reach that place by Jeep. Need to inform that the road to go there is so bumpy and challenging. We teach the students for a short time around 2-3 days staying.

    If you need any other information, we will be more than happy to provide you with further details, so please feel free to contact us.

    Herein our daily regular programs in the school for your references, you can choose which activity you are happy to do:

    1. From Monday 'till Thursday:
    A. KINDERGARTEN (08.00 am until 12.00 pm.)
    B. ENGLISH FOR KIDS (04:00 pm - 06:00 pm)

    2. Every Friday
    Charity Work or Visit other schools/institutions we collaborate with.
    3. Saturday
    Play & Fun Activities for Kindergarten Students
    at 08:00 am - 12:00 pm and or joining a volunteering teacher program of KeRen on the mountain (it depends on the suit timing).
    4. On Sunday

    Please feel free for any further details on the email.

    Thank you :-)
    With love & best regards,

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Charity Work
    Art Projects
    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Our volunteers will learn about our culture and way of life in Belopa, Sulawesi in Indonesia. They will live with me and my family in our village, and will be warmly welcomed into our community. We hope they will also learn some life lessons or wisdom from the hard life of the poor people whom we helpeld.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    We need volunteers to teach English in our English Classes. We are looking for open minded and kind volunteers who are interested in sharing knowledge and stories. We would love to learn about your culture and teach you about our culture as well. Our volunteers can also help with the charity programs that we run to support the disadvantaged members of our community.

  • 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


    We provide accommodation, kitchen and bathroom access for all of our volunteers. We also provide:

    1). Pick-up Transportation (car and bus) from Bua Airport to Belopa, and from Belopa to Bua Airport. If you have a bag over 10kg you can take the bus from Makassar, and we will pick you up in the drop off point of Belopa
    2). Room (including bed, pillow, fan, saroong, and cupboard)
    Female volunteers will stay in an air conditioned room inside the house, while male volunteers stay in a fanned room attached to the outside of the house.
    3). Meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) 3 times every day + snacks+coffee/tea.
    4). Transportation to local nature tourism sites
    5). Transportation to charity projects
    6). Clean drinking water
    7). Internet hotspot

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We really need interesting, open-minded and honest volunteers.

    We also run charity initiatives, where we help poor and sick kids and their families. We help them get health care access and obtain their primary needs such as food and shelter.

    We'll visit some local nature-tourism sites in the weekend, such as the town of Toraja and Sarasa Waterfall.

    On our time off we also do some environmental action activities such as: waste recycling, reusing/upcycling, and a trash cleaning project. We will also spend our time together in the trendy local cafes, or playing card games while discussing a variety of interesting topics.

    Thank you :)

  • 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

    For this virtual learning, we can host the volunteer in English teaching by using whatsapp, facebook messenger call, or google meet application.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


  • ...

    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 774335957517

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