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Workcamp organizing Christmas events

Dates of the project: Dec 22 – 26

Location: Mijen, Semarang City, Central Java Indonesia. Mijen is located in the sub-urban area of Semarang, 15 Km away from the city center. The orphanage is surrounded with teak plantation.

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

Accommodation: Bahtera Kasih orphanage in Semarang Sub-urban; sleeping bag and mosquito repellent are needed, cook together with the orphanage, shared bathroom

Fee: IDR 1.700.000

Meeting point: GREAT Volunteer House Semarang at Jl. Kedondong Dalam V No.14, Central Lamper 50248 Semarang, Central Java, Indonesia, on dates choosen at first day at the latest 12.00 midday. Contact Program Manager (Mr) Ben Pramudya at +62 813 1803 6960; Incoming Staff (Mr) Yayat at +62 812 2928 667

Airport: Ahmad Yani Semarang airport ; Train station; Tawang Semarang Train Station

Project: Organizing Xmas event which is cheerful with non-formal education method involving indoor and outdoor activity. Team building, love and peace spirit of Xmas should be the main core of this workcamp.


Bahtera Kasih Orphanage is a Protestant Orphanage which concerns of religious education toward the children to always believe in God, life in holiness and righteousness. This orphanage focuses on educating the children to have Christ as their way of life. The orphanage provides shelter for 47 children living in here. Most of them are under 7 years old. It is located in a small village in the suburban of Semarang City (15 kilometers away from the city center) called Mijen. Located in the rural area surrounded by teak forest, this orphanage try to open a kindergarten named Garuda Jaya. This kindergarten is available for public, especially for the local people in this village. Celebrating Xmas with others who care is always the program of Bahtera Kasih Orphanage. Since last year, GREAT has been involved working hand in hand with the orphanage to organize a special Xmas event with GREAT of Semarang volunteers, our local group in Semarang city. This year, we are happy to open the chance for international volunteers to be part of the special event, share your ideas and happiness with children there.

The aims of the camp are: to share happiness of Xmas to children of Bahtera Kasih Orphanage

Work: to organize Xmas event with the adult people in the orphanage

Special remarks: target groups are the children and host-family of Bahtera Kasih orphanage

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