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Kids collecting beaches in Bali
Kids collecting beaches in Bali

Environmental Education in Bali

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

    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 were 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 instil 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.

      The teaching plan will be confirmed again every Friday.

    Objectives

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

    Impact

    Volunteer experiences have a direct and positive impact on local communities by injecting money into the local economy through the purchase of food, transportation, and tourism activities. Volunteering is a great way to give back to the comunity and make a difference in the world. Depending on the type of volunteer experience you are interested in, your time can be spent improving educational resources and opportunities, providing medical services to underserved communities, or promoting environmental conservation and sustainable farming techniques.

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    25 trees will be planted on your behalf for every experience purchased, via our partnership with One Tree Planted.

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    1% of gross sales will be donated to 1% for the Planet-approved charities via our partnership with 1% for the Planet.

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    Location

    Ubud, Indonesia
    You will be accommodated in one of our houses in the village of Pejeng Kaja. Located on the outskirts of Ubud, village life is quintessentially local here and you will get a good chance to see typical Balinese life – roosters crowing and all!
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    Itinerary

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      Sunday - Arrival
      Arrive at Denpasar International Airport (DPS) in our pickup window Sunday 06:00 to 13:00
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      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 to 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.
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      Tuesday - Friday
      From Tuesday to Friday, you will start your day with breakfast and then designing 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 to 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.
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      Saturday - Departure
      Leave the accommodation Saturday morning. Take a taxi to the airport (1.5 hours) to get the earliest flight on Saturday Afternoon
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    Inclusions

    • Shared Accomodation
    • All meals included
    • Free beverages
    • Wifi in public areas
    • Departure Transfer
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    Options

    • Transfer Ubud - Lombok$180
    • Extra night accomodation (before experience)$60
    • Extra night accomodation (after experience)$60
    • Pick-ups outside of the regular pickup window$60
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    More Information

    Requirements

    • minimum english levelBasic
    • CRB RequiredOn signup
    • passport copy requiredOn signup
    • resume copy requiredNo
    Other Requirements
    • Participants below 18 are required to provide parental consent letters and participants above 65 should have the medical clearance.
    • No specific equipment necessary. However, you are more than welcome to bring materials for activities such as games, color pencils, coloring books, etc.

    Food

    Indonesian food is tasty and diverse and you can expect to experience a myriad of flavours and meals during your stay. Typical dishes included Mie Goreng (fried noodles and vegetables), Nasi Goreng (fried rice and vegetables) or Gado Gado (mixed vegetables with a satay sauce). For those who do not eat meat, Indonesian cooking uses a lot of tofu and tempeh (soybeans), some western dishes would also be available. Breakfasts are varied and include pancakes, fresh fruit, toast etc. Tea, coffee and purified water are available at the house. We do not recommend drinking tap water.

    Accommodation

    The accommodation is located in Pejeng Kaja which has shared rooms for participants including all facilities as well as enough space for them to interact and enjoy their time in Bali. There are two centers in Pejeng which are specially furnished for the participants’ accommodation namely Santi Rahayu and Melati.

    Cancellation Policy

    Bookings can be amended and cancelled 30 days before the program start date without any costs. Bookings that are cancelled less than 30 days before the program start date will be charged the first week of the booking.

Bali Environmental Education Program

CategoryTeaching
Stylebackpacker
AvailabilityOpen
Price per person$350/week
Minimum Duration1 week

Contact us for availability and further information.

$undefined/week