Hi! I am Jefri from West Sumatera, Payakumbuh city. The city where I born and grow. The wether is really perfect to me, it is not hot and cold. When I open main door, I can see a Sago Mountain and transportations past away because my house at the main street. I live with my lovely wife, Aissy and my son, Fathir in my mom's house. We like to learn new things and many cultures. I and my wife know each other from Couchsurfing's friend from Germany (we hosted her in different city) after know each other for a mouth, then we got married :D
We run an English course in my house and English Camp program in Harau Valley. The course and camp focus on English speaking skill. We have some students in our house and we also open registration for English Camp every week. Sometimes we don't get student :D
Having people from different cultures and speaking different languages in our course is a great opportunity for us and student to improve our English and communication skills and so on.
Help with Eco Projects
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Volunteers will get the chance to be in close contact to nature and Minang culture. You will have the opportunity to learn lots about culinary and sosial culture and we try to offer at least a one hour rock climing training session, drink arabika coffee from Sago Mountain and do tracking in Harau Valley's jungle.
Practice English speaking, motivate the students to speak English (most of the students are shy to speak English), play games, and drink coffee if you like :)
We also have English Camp program in Harau Valley for a week (7 days). The program is depend on student's registration. If we get 10 students who want to join, we and student are going to stay there in Bongalow or homestay. In a week the students are going to learn English speaking skill. For volunteers, we will give you 3 hours classes a day. We have indoor and outdoor class, most of them are outdoor class. The Student learn English while on vocation (there are many activities than theory, such as fishing, tracking, travelling, cooking, playing games, watching movie, gardening and etc).
For volunteers with real experience with culture and lifestyle, there are opportunities to get involved with Minang culture, muslim life and sosial culture.
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.
A simple basic shared room with share bathroom in my home. We provide a do it yourself breakfast (banana, bread, milk, coffee, tea, vegetables and etc) and a good home cooked lunch and dinner.
We are minang people. The people are nice and like to give you a smile when you meet them.
You can do rock climbing, tracking, swimming, riding bike around Harau Valley
We have a scooter as our transportation. We will show you the city.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
I can host workawayers who work online in their spare time on their own projects
I have somewhere workawayers can park their campervan or motorhome and stay during their time here:
3 hours/day, 4 days/week.