Teach English and help with organic farming while staying with our family in Tana Toraja, Sulawesi, Indonesia

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    13/06/2020

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  • Descripción

    Descripción

    My name is Natsir and I live with my family in a small village called Rembon - about 8km away from Makale, the main town in Tana Toraja. I am an organic farmer and an English teacher. I teach English in a public school in Makale and also run a free Nature School (where we teach English and run classes on the environment, arts & crafts, music, etc...) for kids living in the surrounding villages. I also, as on ongoing volunteer for an international organisation, help children born with cleft palet to receive free surgery. My project is non-profit and is based on the principles of learning, sharing and empowering.

    We offer a caring and friendly environment and are open to you helping us in ways that interest you and that match your abilities. The help in the garden involves anything from weeding to landscaping, planting, digging ponds, building goat stables or anything else that's required at the time. We are also looking for people to help in our Nature School with English lessons, arts & crafts, music - basically anything that involves creativity and imagination.

    Although not the expectation, resources for the classroom are greatly appreciated, for example colouring pencils/pens, non-permanent white board markers, A4/A3 white paper, pencil sharpeners, scissors, glue sticks etc. Should be able to bring something, please contact me prior to your arrival, when I will have a better idea of what we are running low on.

    Since I also teach in a public school in Makale, volunteers may sometimes get to accompany me to my classes (once a day) in the school, where English based lessons will be taught.

    While staying with us, we will provide you with three delicious, healthy meals each day, prepared by my lovely wife Diana (vegans and vegetarians are easily accommodated). You will have the choice of staying in one of the rooms in our house, or in one of the 4 bamboo bungalows overlooking the garden. We provide a mattress, a mosquito net, electricity and warm sheets and pillows. The bathroom is local style (cold shower and squat toilet).

    You can reach us by taking a flight to Makassar (UPG) and a direct bus from Makassar Daya Terminal to Makale Terminal.
    We will pick you up at the terminal and take you to our house atop a beautiful mountain overlooking rice fields.

    UPDATE - June 2019
    In addition to the regular stream of volunteers, we are currently looking for a person (or pair!) who could make a longer term commitment - somewhere between 3-6 months would be perfect. In particular, we need someone to help promote and build the existing project, for example updating the social media, fundraising, helping organise tours of Tana Toraja, marketing the project via leaflets and visits to neighbouring villages etc. For motivated, self-starters, we would be willing to waive the Workaway fee for food and accomodation (currently $4 per day).

  • Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Jardinería
    Proyectos de construcción y bricolaje
    Ayuda en una granja
    Ayuda en proyectos ecológicos
    Ayuda doméstica
    Práctica de idiomas
    Proyectos artísticos
    Ayuda con ordenadores/Internet
    Enseñanza

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Objetivos de sostenibilidad de las NU que intenta conseguir este anfitrión

    Objetivos de sostenibilidad de las NU que intenta conseguir este anfitrión

    Objetivos de las NU
    Fin de la pobreza
    Hambre cero
    Salud y bienestar
    Educación de calidad
    Igualdad de género
    Agua limpia y saneamiento
    Energía asequible y no contaminante
    Trabajo decente y crecimiento económico
    Industria, innovación e infraestructura
    Reducción de las desigualdades
    Ciudades y comunidades sostenibles
    Producción y consumo responsables
    Acción por el clima
    Vida submarina
    Vida de ecosistemas terrestres
    Paz, justicia e instituciones sólidas
    Alianzas para lograr los objetivos
  • Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Tana Toraja is full of history and culture, with many places to visit. You may have the opportunity to learn and see a lot about our traditions and culture. You may also have the opportunity to see and learn traditional Torajan dance, music, art etc.

  • Ayuda

    Ayuda

    When teaching the local children, please free to incorporate your own ideas. Although we have a book here that collates the ideas of our past volunteers, teaching ideas seem to work best when the teacher has ownership of the creative input.

    Please remember that the children will often come to class straight from school so keeping the sessions fun and interactive is the way to go! The child love learning new skills, so if you have a particular artistic skill - a recent volunteer made her own jewellery and taught the children to make their own - you could base some of your sessions around this skill/hobby.

    Volunteers can get involved in the process of making our raw chocolate, from harvesting the cacao to customising the chocolate with the flavours they prefer (ginger, peanut, chilli and coconut) and of course enjoy the results!
    We also roast our own coffee, make "crazy tea" and grow traditional medicinal plants, turmeric, lemongrass, ginger and many other varieties.

  • Idiomas hablados

    English: Fluido
    Indonesian: Fluido

  • Alojamiento

    Alojamiento

    We have 4 bamboo houses next to each other, so you can choose in which one you want to stay.
    Volunteers will get a private room with mattress, blanket, pillow and electricity.
    Toilets and shower are local style (cold water only), but always clean!
    We provide cold or hot drinking water, tea and coffee and the 3 local meals everyday (rice, vegetables, fish, eggs, tempe, tofu...)
    Our house is on top of a small hill with a great view and nature is all around the place (very quiet).
    It really is a great way to discover our lifestyle - you will live with the family and be a part of it!!!

  • Algo más...

    Algo más...

    Tana Toraja is one of the largest tourist destinations on Sulawesi Island, less than 10 km from our place. In the area, you can do cultural visits, sports (trekking, motorbike, fishing, rafting, ...).
    From Toraja you can also reach other destinations by bus, plane or motorcycle.

  • Un poco más de información

    Un poco más de información

    • Acceso a Internet

    • Acceso a Internet limitado

      Acceso a Internet limitado

    • Tenemos animales

    • Somos fumadores

    • Puede alojar familias

  • ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    Más de dos

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    Horas esperadas

    Average 4 hours a day, to be discussed.

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A picture of me with the kids from the villages around and 2 volunteers that have taught them English

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Número de referencia de anfitrión: 172851463463