LOMBOK CONSTRUCTION 2017
Open all year, see starting dates in requirement, participation fee 245€ per week. Mandatory participation to the Introduction Week in Lombok
- Code : G/IDN/LCR2017
- Dispo : 4M / 5F (Total Part 10)
- Langue du Projet : ENG / ENG
- Age : 18 - 99
The Construction and Renovation project on Lombok supports small communities in and around the island. It aims to build and renovate buildings that are essential for the growth and development of the local community. We generally work on schools, centres, playgrounds and public libraries and support local families by improving living conditions. Our project helps relieve them of some of the stress and pressure that they are living under. Volunteers work under a local foreman (coordinator) who provides guidance and training alongside local families and other volunteers. The project involves hard physical and manual labor, as you will be laying bricks, doing carpentry, painting, laying tiles, and landscaping/gardening.
Participants will stay in Green Lion Centre in Senggigi. The accommodation is dorm style which are shared by 4-6 persons with bunk style beds. The rooms are only shared with the same gender and are not mixed. Participants will share a toilet/bathroom which has hot water facilities as ceiling or floor fans to cool off. There are also refrigerators at the houses. All participants are expected to be environmentally responsible, and to use all resources with restraint, especially water, paper and electricity. Participants will also be expected to clean up after themselves and to play a part in keeping the accommodation neat and tidy. 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 center.
Approximately 35 kilometers east of Bali at its closest point, lays the island Lombok (80km by 70km) populated by mostly Sasak people. Lombok is an Indonesian island east of Bali and west of Sumbawa known for picturesque beaches and prime surfing area. The motor-vehicle-free Gili Islands, off Lombok’s west coast, offer more beaches, reefs for diving and snorkeling, and a sea turtle hatchery. It differs considerably from its neighbor islands, with lots of wide-open spaces and unspoiled beaches, and much less traffic and pollution. The island’s northern area is dominated by the remarkable bulk of Gunung Rinjani, and trekking at least part of the way up is the reason many travelers come to Lombok. Lombok does not receive as much display as its hugely popular neighbor Bali. Nevertheless, many Indonesians prefer vacationing in Lombok over Bali for many reasons: prices for accommodation, food and attractions are often a good deal cheaper, and the island’s scenic spots are still unmolested by the gated villa developments, cheap cocktail bars and souvenir shops that have spread across so much of Bali. At least for now. Lombok’s traditional tourist area Senggigi enjoys a fine location along a series of exotic and extensive bays, with light-sand beaches sitting pretty below a backdrop of jungle-clad mountains and coconut palms. The Senggigi area spans 10km of coastal road; the upscale neighborhood of Mangsit is 3km north of central Senggigi. The point at central Senggigi has good waves for surfers. This place has a colorful reef which provides shelter to a variety of marine life and exquisitely shaped coral and makes it a perfect place to snorkel. In the late afternoon a setting blood-red sun sinks into the surf next to the giant triangular cone of Bali’s Gunung Agung. Most travelers arrive in Senggigi because many hotels are located over here. It’s also great for going out at night or eating. One of the most popular surf spots for locals and tourists alike is Senggigi Beach. At this beach the vendors and locals aren’t pushy at all but you can have a nice small talk with locals.
Fee of 245 € per week, Program runs Mon-Fri, (free weekends), volunteers should participate to the Introduction Week (175€) in order to start the programme. 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 Lombok Airport on Sundays from. 06:00am to 08:00pm