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Bilateral workcamp supporting local associations in the cultural field

Dates of the project: all year long except June and December

Location: Batu Loceng, Kabupaten Bandung, West 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

Accomodation: Host family, self cooking, sleeping bag and mattress needed, shared toilet and bathroom

Fee: ask GREAT Incoming STV for fee information

Meeting point: Dago Bus Terminal on dates chosen at first day at the latest 12.00 midday. Contact Area Manager Bandung (Ms) Lina Apriyani at +62 81321870631; Contact GREAT at +62-24 7603503 Contact Program Manager (Mr) Ben Pramudya at +62 813 1803 6960; Contact Incoming Staff (Mr) Yayat at +62 8122928667

Airport: Soekarno Hatta International Airport Jakarta or Husein Sastranegara International Airport Bandung

Project

Supporting local youth association – Karang Taruna on youth empowerment program on education, language, culture, and environment. One group did workcamp in this project in 2016 was SVA Scotland from Glasgow University, which you can view it here.

Background

Batu Loceng Sub-Village is part of Suntenjaya Village, Lembang Municipality, Bandung Regency. Most ofthe populations are living as coffee farmers, vegetables farmer, anddairy cow breeder. Batu Loceng village has beautiful natural scenery that became as a potential to become a tourism village. It has its own characteristic of nature, culture, traditional music and martial art. The aim of tourism village is to develop local potential such culture, local people, agriculture, environment, and local history. The participation of local people is the most important thing in developing the tourism village

The aims of the camp are

1. To promote Batu Loceng as the sample of “towards EcoTourism Village”

2. To prepare the youth and local people towards “EcoTourism Village”

3. To raise the awareness of global education among local youth

4. To increase the awareness of local people about their environment and learn organic farming 5. To educate local youth about preserving culture

6. To exchange culture between participants, local people, and local students.

7. To spread out the idea of voluntary service and international workcamp among the local people.

Work

There are two activities, physical work (farming, helping garbage management, and maintaining local library) and non- physical work (language class, organize an environment educational workshop, art and storytelling class)

Special remarks

Be ready with extreme changing weather and mosquitoes. Please bring your umbrella or rain coat in case of a high rainy day and mosquito lotion or mosquito net.

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