Dates of the project: all year long except June and December
Location: Pekalongan 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
Accomodation: Volunteer house in Pekalongan, sleeping bag and mattress needed, self cooking, and self management
Fee: ask GREAT Incoming STV for fee information.
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 8122928667; Contact Area Manager Pekalongan (Mr) Ogieg Safrian at +62 8976735014
Airport: Ahmad Yani Semarang airport; or Pekalongan train station
The hygienic situation and education are really low. The work camp should support the LMTV in creating activities with the children as well the parents in Hygiene and how to raise their living standard. Also this workcamp will address other problems there to improve the situation such as provide space for playing, doing sport, art, etc. In addition to this, a regular program led by our local volunteers group, GREAT of Pekalongan, so called Pusdaling – a mobile library on bicycle – is run every week. The workcamp will support Pusdaling as well with their fun reading activities. One group did bilateral workcamp in this project last year was Euphoria – NICE Japan which you can view it here.
Pasir Sari, Poncol and Bugisan are areas in Pekalongan where children with less opportunities and drop out children living. It has been happening because of very less income of their parents who normally work in informal sector. A hard living in the city leads people to be hardly struggle for a living. This cause parents will insist their children as “money producer” by asking them to go down to street to beg money. Why children? Because people will normally feel pity on children rather than adult in giving money. This situation put the children at risk and vulnerable. In fact, according to convention if the rights of the child, children have rights to survival and development. Include the rights to education, primary health care, leisure and recreation, cultural activities, etc (unicef.org/crc). Eager to contribute to fulfill as much as possible the rights of children living in the three areas with guarantee of sustainable action and mentoring to the children, GREAT organize a combine program both STV/workcamps and LMTV.
The aims of the camp are:
- Supporting LMTV in assisting the Vulnerable Children in Pasir Sari, Poncol and Bugisan to the more hygienic way of life, more educative playing time, more sport and art activities to support the children’s non formal education
- Share experience in vulnerable group with GREAT LMTVs
- Experience and exchange the local culture with your origin culture for global friendship
Non-formal active learning, artistic concepts, stories, art work (painting, theater, and music), sharing sessions, cooking session, sports, games with local children around the campsite, and cultural exchanges. Volunteers are expected to initiate ideas on what to do to support the aims of this workcamp.
Expected results are: better hygienical situation, less sicknesses, and those children dare to dream big and work hard to realize their dream. These are long term process. Will not be achieved within one workcamp. Do not expect to see big change in 14 days. Target groups are children with less opportunity, drop out children, parents.