Teach English & Sports In Orphanages & Schools In Bali
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Teach English & Sports in Orphanages and Schools in Bali with Travel To Teach
Location is Giayar, Bali
Travel to Teach’s Bali volunteer programs are located just outside of the small city of Gianyar, which is the capital of Gianyar province. Although Gianyar province receives much of its money income from tourism and contains many of Bali’s most popular locations the city of Gianyar itself feels very far removed from any tourist influence, making it an ideal place for volunteers to discover the real Bali. If you are walking through the city it can feel almost as if time has stopped with everything happening at a slower and more relaxed pace. Almost daily you’ll find vibrant Hindu ceremonies and festivals in the streets and the city is surrounded by amazing beaches and huge and beautiful rice terraces with a backdrop of mountains and volcanoes.
The Travel to Teach dorm is located in the village of Medahan, around 3 kilometers outside of Gianyar city center. The famous artisan village of Ubud is only a 10 minute drive away, with Keramas beach around 15 minutes away whilst the main tourist district of Kuta and the Balinese capital Denpasar are only a short bemo ride away. Gianyar city contains all them main facilities you’d expect from city such as food markets, supermarkets, ATM’s, internet cafes, laundry places and pharmacies.
Volunteer Programs in Gianyar
Travel to Teach volunteers work for 3 to 4 hours a day working at the SD Negreri school on Monday’s and then at the nearby Yasan Penolong Orphanage from Tuesday to Friday. The standard of English in the tourist areas of Bali such as Kuta, Sanur and Ubud is generally good. However once you move away from these areas English is rarely spoken and the standard of English teaching is low, schools are badly equipped, English lessons are unorganized and the English level of most teachers is basic. Improving the level of English in villages such as Medan is very important if the students are to have a chance of a job in the tourism sector.
As well as English teaching we will be running restoration camps at the orphanage during school holidays and there are plenty of opportunities to organize activities such as sports with the kids. Due to the strict religious beliefs of the Balinese schools are often closed due to religious festivals/ceremonies.
Link to the volunteer information: Gianyar
Location is Klungkung, Bali
Klungkung, also known as Semarapura, is the capital of the Klungkung regency. The smallest regency of Bali, Klungkung is located on the islands east coast and is famous for its classic Balinese paintings. The regency also includes the islands of Nusa Penida and Nusa Lembongan.
Klungkung used to be the capital of the Balinese kingdom and still retains its huge court and a number of other govenment buildings from that period. The city itself is really calm and relaxed and not frequented by many tourists offering an ideal place to volunteer and to explore the Balinese culture and lifestyle. The surroundings of the city are marked by black sanded beaches and rice terraces with a backdrop of mountains and volcanoes.
Volunteers stay in the Panti Asuhan Kristen Orphanage near the city center of Klungkung. The fishing village Padangbai, famous for its diving and snorkeling, is only a short drive away. The beach of Lebih is around 25 minutes away whilst the main tourist district of Kuta and the Balinese capital Denpasar are only a short bemo ride away. Klungkung city contains all the main facilities you’d expect from city such as food markets, supermarkets, ATM’s, internet cafes, laundry places and pharmacies.
Volunteer Programs in Klungkung
The Panti Asuhan Kristen Orphanage is a Christian non Governmental foundation, which receives a little assistance from the government as well as donations from different donors. The orphanage is located just outside the city center of Klungkung and houses and educates around 200 children aged between 6 and 18 from all over Indonesia.
Nearby the orphanage there are a number of schools which the orphans attend. Volunteers will be assisting teachers in one the nearby schools and will work between 3 to 4 hours a day. Volunteers can choose the kind of school they want to teach in ranging from Kindergarten through to senior high school. Furthermore the orphanage is equipped with an activity room which can be used for further teaching.
The standard of English in the tourist areas of Bali such as Kuta, Sanur and Ubud is generally good. However once you move away from these areas English is rarely spoken and the standard of English teaching is low, schools are badly equipped, English lessons are unorganized and the English level of most teachers is basic. Improving the level of English in small cities such as Semarapura is very important for the students if they are to stand a chance of working in the tourist sector.
Link to the volunteer information: Klungkung
Location is Ubud, Bali
Ubud is a truly remarkable town, located in the Gianyar regency in the middle of Bali. For more than a century, it has been the island’s preeminent centre for fine arts, dance and music. If you’re looking for culture, comfort, nature and inspiration Ubud is the perfect place. Ubud is surrounded by most of the things that bring people to Bali, scenic rice fields, small villages, art and craft communities, ancient temples, palaces, mountains and rivers. The central location makes it easy to get from Ubud to the mountains, beaches, and major towns.
The Volunteer Program is Located in the Village of Penestanen just outside of Ubud. Penestanen is a typical quiet and relaxed Balinese village and gives you the opportunity to explore the real Bali. There are village shops within a short walking distance and the city center of Ubud is only a 5 minute bike ride away. Ubud has a big variety of food markets, supermarkets, ATM’s, internet cafes, laundry places and pharmacies and many restaurants with a large selection of both Balinese and Western food.
Volunteer Programs in Ubud
In Ubud, Travel to teach is working in partnership with the Bali Children’s Project. The Bali Children’s Project is a non profit organization which is dedicated to helping communities escape poverty through education. Volunteers will be assisting teachers in one of the nearby schools during the morning. The Bali Children’s Project is running several afternoon classes and we ask volunteers to share their skills and expertise with local communities, so whether you are an IT expert, a musician, a skewer, a handcrafter, a doctor, an English teacher or a dancer we can find a way for you to share your skills and enrich the lives of local people.
An example of current volunteer programs are shown below:
- Teaching – help local teachers learn new skills and teaching materials based on your own expertise.
- Arts and Crafts – Workshops and art projects using many different media.
- English Teaching – Teaching English in a local school or in individuals courses, for children’s and adults.
- Health Care – Educate and demonstrate good health care practice, illness prevention and cure.
- Yoga Classes – For women for flexibility, good health and relaxation.
- Music – Gamelan Classes (traditional Indonesian orchestra) for local teenagers.
Link to the volunteer information: Ubud
Travel To Teach
Tel: +66 (0) 42 460 351
You can find more volunteering opportunities available by visiting Volunteer In Bali.
Please be cautious about the organisation / company fees and costs as it is unlikely to be a charity thus they will mealy provide a service that you will pay for just like any other holiday.
Please also note that this is for informational purposes only, Children Of Bali take no responsibility for the accuracy of this information. We advise you to carry out your own research to verify their contact details, authenticity and ethical commitment if you intend to volunteer or support schools or orphanages in Bali through them. Children Of Bali also have NO affiliation with any of these companies and does not donate to or sponsor any children through them.
If you are looking for a list of orphanages or schools you can help in Bali you might also be interested in the A-Z directory of Orphanges and A-Z directory of Schools in Bali we have available. If you would like to personally visit an Orphanage / School in Bali please also read the information here. You can also help us with donations so we can buy school stationary and pay for school fees for the children in Bali.
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