Dates of the project: Aug 8th – 21st
Location: Semarang City, Central Java Indonesia.
Language: English should be spoken among participants. Bahasa Indonesia should be spoken with local people. Bahasa Indonesia is super easy language for foreigners. No tenses to study only simple structure. Try to learn online before your departure. Totally worth it
Accommodation: Hall of the school, sleeping bag and mattress needed, self cooking, less hygiene situation
Fee: IDR 2,800,000
Meeting point: GREAT Volunteer House Semarang at Jl. Kedondong Dalam V No.14, Central Lamper 50248 Semarang , Central Java, Indonesia, at first day at the latest 12.00 midday, Contact Program Manager (Mr) Ben Pramudya at +62 813 1803 6960; Contact Incoming Staff (Mr) Yayat at +62 812 2928 667
Airport: Ahmad Yani Semarang airport; Train station; Tawang Semarang train station
Manual activity doing construction works. Apart from this, a friendly and positive interaction between volunteers and kids/students who live there is an important element to do. We want this school to be built with love and global solidarity that can be felt by all kids. Kid will bring this memory and value forever. We would like this value to be brought out and delivered between volunteers and kids as well as local workers there. Previous workcamp video can be viewed here.
Al-Ishlah Foundation is an Islamic organization concerns on global education for all. It highlights one value that Islam brings peace for the universe. The foundation provides shelters, middle and high schools for students with low economic background coming from any places in Indonesia. At the moment, more than 300 students registered in the two schools and one shelter. The middle school of Al-Ishlah has been doing construction works since last year. This was a program to prove more space and better facilities for their students. All of the resources to build this school were obtained through public donation. This is due to the fact that the school does not require fees from the students. Some adult students who study in high school of Al-Ishlah and those who live in the shelter sometimes give their hands. Last holiday season, a group of students from other schools joined the construction work voluntarily to get things done. However, a lot more to be done. In this circumstance, GREAT and Al-Ishlah Foundation would like to call for volunteers who have strong will and voluntary spirit, healthy and strong body to come and give your hands and work together to build this school. Two international workcamps in a row are prepared to help out building this school.
The aims of the camp are: to contribute to the construction works of building Al-Ishlah Middle School and to spread global peace and solidarity through this manual activity.
Work: in the morning – afternoon: cooperate with local workers building the school, including making concrete, moving bricks, cements, etc; in the evening: free time but volunteers are expected to spend the time with kids for playing, sport and any other relaxing activities together.