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Workcamp promoting reading and a library program

Dates of the project: Aug 8th – 21st

Location: Mlangsen Village, Blora 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: Host family, 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


In collaboration with Blora Public Library, volunteers are expected to bring up creative activities to be performed in front of students of age 6-12, 13-15, and 16-18. This will be integrated with the annual mobile library program and special book fair in the town under the coordination of Blora Public Library. Previous Blora workcamp can be viewed here.


Blora is a small town located in the eastern part of Central Java Province-Indonesia. It is also the hometown of noble candidate author Pramudya Ananta Toer which one of his worldwide book The Earth of Mankind has been translated in 33 languages. This small town is quite rural since it takes at least 4 hour by bus from Semarang city. This condition results limited access for Bloranese students for having opportunity to meet people from different cultures as part of global education. Some of GREAT volunteers are from this small town. Having strong motivation to open access for rural children to global education in non formal education approach and as IVS activists in Indonesia, they are eager to multiply the impact of international workcamp in their lovely little hometown. One public library of Blora welcome this initiative. Therefore this workcamp is designed to promote reading habit and is called I Love Reading Camp.

The aims of the camp are: to reading habit for students in Blora regency.


Volunteers are to work in team to create special performances to deliver message “I Love Reading”. Join cultural night, Discussion, cooking session. Prepare yourself with facts about your mother culture and country to be shared with target groups.

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So enthusiastic local children, be patient and have big big smiles!!! Prepare yourself with a lot of interactive methods and ideas to create the performance and to share about your country.

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