BALI ENVIRONMENT EDUCATION 2017
Open all year, starting on Mondays, see starting dates in description, participation fee 175€ per week. Culture week mandatory: 175€ to start the programme
- Code : G/IDN/BEE2017
- Dispo : 5M / 3F (Total Part 10)
- Langue du Projet : ENG / ENG
- Age : 18 - 99
Our environmental education program focuses on primary schools in Bali and focuses on instilling a love and concern for the environment in children at a young age, imparting our message in a fun and dynamic manner. The emphasis is on “hands on” techniques – getting out and about in nature and working together. Volunteers spend two hours each morning planning their campaign and go to schools in Ubud We realize education is just the starting point and encourage children to learn through our actions and to work together and do their part all the while emphasizing that every little counts. This project is suited for people with a concern for the environment. Balinese culture has strong ties to nature and their environment and becoming involved with the local population who regard their environment not as a separate entity but very much a part of their own lives offers you the opportunity to learn and contribute towards a cause which few places on earth can offer.
Volunteers will be accommodated in one of Green Lions’ volunteer houses in the village of Penestanan Kaja. The Balinese place great importance on family and the volunteer houses are located amongst Balinese compounds, where you will get the chance to interact with local families and practice your new-found language skills. There is a pool in a nearby guesthouse, which you can use for US$3. Volunteers can expect to share a room (dormitory style) with four to eight other volunteers. The bathroom is shared, with a hot water shower and western toilets. For couples or those wanting more privacy, there are upgrade accommodation available for an additional cost per week. Please contact us in advance to check for the possibility for that program period. There are three option of accommodation upgrade below: 1.Single room 2.Private room (private toilet) 3.Private Villa ( private toilet, Kitchen and Balcony) All participants are expected to be environmentally responsible and to use all resources with restraint, especially water, paper and electricity. You will be expected to clean up after yourself, and to play your part to keep the accommodation neat and tidy. The volunteer must share taxis for long distance trips and walk for the short distance trips. Indonesian food is tasty and diverse and volunteers can expect to experience a myriad of flavors and meals during their 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 (soy beans), we also provide for some of western dish Breakfasts are varied and include pancakes, fresh fruit, toast etc. Tea, coffee will be available at the volunteer house. Purified water is available in the volunteer house. We do not recommend that you drink the tap water. 3 meals during weekday and 2 meals during weekend.
Our houses are located in Penestanan village and it will take about 1015 minutes to reach the center of Ubud. All facilities that you could want are within easy access of our accommodation. There are ATMs and a 7/11 within 1 minute walk away. The guest house is located 100m from Khao San road, the busiest and liveliest backpacker’s hotspot. In Ubud there are good grocery stores, 24 hour stores and plentiful small, family run shops where you will be able to find everything that you need. If you want to eat out occasionally, there is a wide selection of restaurants with high standards of both international and local cuisine. There are several cafes in the village, where you can relax and hang out with other participants on your spare time. There are two swimming pools, both located a five minute walk from our center. There are several gyms around our housecenter. Since the weekends are free, you are able to go wherever you would like to go. Several popular destinations that you can reach by taxi are: The Gili Islands, where you will find small resorts and huts for tourists looking to get away from the bustle of Ubud. The islands are a popular destination for snorkelling and diving due to its abundant marine life. Nusa Lembongan, an island paradise with one of the most clear waters that you will ever see and where you can find peace and completely relax. Surfing, diving and snorkeling and amongst the most popular activities that visitors can enjoy. Lovina, located between the Bedugul mountains and the sea, it is popular for dolphin watching, trekking, hot springs and its gorgeous coral reefs. Sanur, a stretch of beach in southeast Bali that contains villa resorts and Zen Villas. Historically, it was used as the landing site for the Dutch invasion troops during the Dutch invasion in 1906 as well as being the entry point into Bali for the Japanese during WWII. Kuta, a beach known of its surfing opportunities and party atmosphere. Uluwatu, a temple built at the edge of a 70 meter high cliff at the edge of the sea and inhabited by monkeys.
Fee of 175 € per week, Program runs Mon-Fri, (free weekends), compulsory participation to the Introduction Week (175€). COMPULSORY ARRIVAL CALENDAR for 2017 : 02/01 – 16/01 – 06/02 – 20/02 – 06/03 – 20/03 – 03/04 – 17/04 – 01/05 – 15/05 – 05/06 – 19/06 – 03/07 – 10/07 – 17/07 – 24/07 – 07/08 – 21/08 – 04/09 – 18/09 – 02/10 – 16/10 – 06/11 – 20/11 – 04/12 – 18/12. Reception at DPS (Denpasar International Airport) on Sundays from. 06:00am to 08:00pm). Departure on Saturdays. For all programs, it is imperative to remember that any money raised to help your project when you arrive in Bali will be very well received. Often it is hard for volunteers to take too many supplies due to limitations on baggage weight but remember that Bali has some very developed shopping centers where supplies can be bought once you have arrived in the country. Not only does it mean you do not have to cart the supplies on the plane with you, it means any money you spend will be invested back into the Bali economy. (contact us for more information on supply needs)