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Bali Environment Education Program

For anyone with an interest in environmental issues, with these deep, historical and ongoing cultural ties, this project will offer the best opportunity.

Becoming involved with the local population who regard their environment, not as a separate entity, but very much as a part of their daily lives, makes this project very much a partnership with an equal objective.

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Description

Program Description

Bali is well known for its astonishing beauty and greenery. Unfortunately, due to rapid development and the rise in tourism, the local surroundings of Bali have experienced many negative consequences. Plastic water bottles and plastic food wrappers are of great concern and you will often see people simply throwing these on the ground, as food in Bali was traditionally wrapped in biodegradable banana leaves.

The relationship between humans and the environment is an important part of the Balinese culture and the aim of this project is to instill environmental education in the children at a young age, imparting your message in a fun and dynamic manner. The emphasis is on “hands-on” techniques – getting the children out and about in nature and working together. Participants spend two hours each morning planning their campaign and go to schools in the Ubud area in the afternoon.

Our environmental education program focuses on primary schools in Bali. Whilst education is the starting point, we encourage students to work together and do their part, emphasizing that every little effort counts.

The relationship between humans and the environment is an intrinsic part of the Balinese culture and the Balinese are known to respect and treat their environment well long before it became fashionable in the West. One example of this is the Tumpek Uduh day which is a ceremony conducted across Bali for large trees especially fruit bearers and the coconut palm in particular. This is done in order to:

  • show gratitude to the trees for their usefulness to humans and the environment.
  • recognize their importance to the livelihood of the Balinese.
  • pray for continuance in the central role they play in providing a balance between both humans and their environment.

Finally, the teaching plan will be confirmed again every Friday.

Besides that, you may also have the best time throughout your stay as you will engage in fun, relaxing and recreational activities held after a long day of your program alongside other participants.

Finally, you can not miss every single weekend experiencing nearby scenic views and historic places around Bali, especially its pristine beaches and crystal clear waters. Thus, we will make sure to assist you in organizing your weekend getaways and enjoy every bit of your time.

Add-on: +Learning

There is no +Learning add-on available for this program.

Aims & Objectives

To teach the future generation of the country to look after nature through meaningful and joyful educational activities and “hands on” techniques.

Schedule

Monday

On Monday, which would be the first day of your project, you will have your breakfast and prepare for the activities that you expect to do with the children. These preparations would include numerous ways and activities through which you expect to educate the children on protecting the environment. After having lunch, you will then leave for the local school where you can commence the activities you have prepared for the day. Upon your arrival from the school after the activities, you can then share your experiences and feedback regarding the program with us. You would end your day by having a delicious dinner at the Center.

Tuesday to Friday

From Tuesday to Friday, you will start your day with breakfast and then design the activities to be carried out each day. Once you decide on the activities which you will have to carry out on a respective day, you can leave for the school after having lunch. At the school, you will engage with the enthusiastic kids in carrying out the activities you prepared. Once you complete the activities of the day, you can then return to the Center to relax.

***This schedule can be changed and/or amended depending on weather conditions, local conditions and unforeseen circumstances.***

Starting Dates

During 2023

This program starts every week.

During 2024

This program starts every week.

Participant Criteria & Requirements

Standard Requirements

Minimum age:                18

Maximum age:                –

Minimum English level:        Basic

CRB required:                On Signup

Passport copy required:        On Signup

Resume copy required:        No

Required qualification:        None

Additional Requirements

The following are further necessary in order for both the participants, local staff and everyones involved to have meaningful, enjoyable and safe community programs.

  • Older participants or over 65 years are required to have a medical clearance as proof of their physical fitness as they may perform various activities.
  • Participants below 18 years old need a signed parental consent as proof of involvement of their children for the program. If possible, accompaniment by an adult is highly advised.
  • Have a genuine interest and passion for making change in the benefits of environmental conservation.
  • Participants should be physically fit and able to work in hot and humid conditions, as well as on uneven terrain.
  • Excellent time management and self – organizing and strong desire to take on new challenges and learn as much as possible.
  • Recommended a COVID – 19 Vaccination, purchase travel insurance, medical and Covid – 19  insurance prior to your arrival.
  • Recommended vaccinations often include hepatitis A, hepatitis B typhoid, tetanus, Japanese Encephalitis and polio.

Additional Equipment

You may bring educational resources with regards to environmental protection or learning materials that you may use during the teaching plan preparation such as:

  • Games, books, color pencils, chalk, rulers, etc.
  • Pictures from your country, family, and friends.
  • Other small cultural objects from your country of origin.
  • It’s a good idea to bring posters, pictures, music CDs, storybooks, flashcards and so on to brighten up lessons.
  • Environmental posters, cards, videos and many more.

Others:

  • An environmentally friendly sunscreen or lotion is also advised to protect you from the heat of the sun and please carry with you preventive agents, such as mosquito repellents, as well as other medicines for headaches and stomach aches.
  • Moreover, bring Medicines with you especially if you have to take specific medicines on a regular basis.
  • Refillable water bottles and hydration packs.

Dress Code:

  • Indonesia is a Conservative Country, please wear modest clothing covering knees and shoulders. Loose and long clothing is both respectful and tends to keep you cooler in hot climates. Cover up as much as possible in the spirit of the local culture to avoid embarrassment.
  • Please note that if you are engaging in a teaching project or any project which has high involvement with kids or the local community, you should wear clothes that cover your shoulders and knees.
  • Your clothes must not be too short, too tight, or too revealing. Kindly make sure your shoulders and legs are covered.
  • It is completely fine to wear western clothes as long as they fit the local standards.
  • Be thoughtful of the graphics, symbols or text printed on your clothing and avoid wearing clothing styles that might be inappropriate most especially when visiting temples, monasteries and schools during your spare time.