Volunteer Experience | Teaching

Bali: IT Skills Training Project

Ubud, Bali, Indonesia

Description

Location: Ubud, Bali, Indonesia

Duration: Minimum 2 weeks

Start Dates: Project is on-going, and you can join at any time, depending upon availability. Placements start each Monday

Cost: €325 Euros per week – see Costs section for more details

Includes: Introduction Week, all food, accommodation, airport pickup, orientation and all project related activities

Does not Include: flights, travel insurance, visas and vaccinations

Benefits:

  • Help high school students develop essential IT skills and knowledge
  • Team up with fellow participants
  • Explore and immerse yourself in a beautiful, vibrant country
  • Keywords: Bali IT training, basic IT skills, Bali experience, high school IT, Bali training
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Introduction

This unique program gives you the opportunity to head to the beautiful island of Bali to help high school students develop basic IT skills. Though you do not necessarily need to be an IT expert, you will need to be keen to help the students learn.

The centre is based in the quiet town of Ubud. Boasting a traditional, cultural atmosphere, you will have ample opportunities to meet the locals and immerse yourself in Bali culture. It is a fantastic chance to help educate children in a remarkable and beautiful location.

You will be spending time teaching both junior high and high school students, aged 11-15 years old. While there is a general syllabus you will need to follow, you are free to teach in whichever way you want to. All of the students are a joy to teach and are passionate about developing their skills.

You have the opportunity to team up with other participants too. Having additional teachers present in the classroom can greatly help with your confidence, as well as to control the class. The student’s enthusiasm can often spill over into great excitement. So, having 2-3 teachers in a classroom can prove really beneficial. It also gives you the chance to socialise with the other participants, creating potentially life-long friendships.

This is a great project to be a part of if you love to teach in your own unique style. You’ll be helping to not just improve the students IT skills, but also set them up for a career in IT.

Intro. Week

Your placement will start with a Cultural Discovery Week, which will introduce you to the Balinese way of life, and prepare you for the rest of your placement. This week is automatically included in your placement. Your schedule will look like this;

Monday
After our coordinator collects you from the airport, you’ll be taken to check in at your guest house. The day begins with a briefing to outline your program, and to tell you our house rules. You’ll be introduced to Bali on a walking tour of Monkey Street, the main commercial road in the city. There’ll be a welcome dinner, followed by a traditional Balinese dance in Ubud palace.

Tuesday
After breakfast, you’ll be given a language lesson to teach you some key phrases. After that, you’ll go on a walking tour of the village, where you’ll get to experience how Balinese families live.

Wednesday
After breakfast, you’ll be given a language lesson to teach you some key phrases. In the afternoon, you’ll go to a local batik shop, where you’ll learn how to draw, and paint your own batik designs.

Thursday
You will be given a Balinese Cooking Class. You will learn to cook Balinese food. In the after noon you’ll learn how to make an offering to God, and the spirits of the Hindu religion. There will be a flower offering class, and you’ll be taught how to make a flower basket. You can use your flower offering in the next day.

Friday
Spiritual Tour: We will bring your Flower offering to the Holy temple. We go to visit the famous temple ” Pura Tirta Empul ” the holy water temple and you can enjoy a shower with the Holy Water.
You’ll be free to enjoy your weekend however you choose, and you will start your volunteer placement on the following Monday!

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Daily Life

After you Introductory Week, you will be working Monday to Friday, teaching for around 4 hours each morning. The afternoons consist of lesson planning and preparing for the next day. You will largely be teaching basic Microsoft Office skills, academic use of software and advanced programming depending upon your experience.

You will have breakfast at 7:30am and teaching starts from 8am until 12pm. After an hour’s lunch, you’ll then start the planning and prepping for the next day until 6pm when you’ll have dinner. The evenings are then free for you to do as you please.

Why not explore Ubud and its fascinating culture? There’s a beautiful majestic palace situated right in the centre of the town. There are also lots of great art studios, galleries and a craft market to be explored during the weekends.

You could also explore Ubud in the evenings, taking advantage of its laid-back atmosphere. You’ll find cultural night performances at the Puri Saren Royal Palace and live music events at the Laughing Buddha Bar just north of the Ubud Monkey Forest.

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Travel and Accommodation

Upon arrival, you will be welcomed and picked up from the airport, before being taken to your accommodation. Our houses are located in Pejeng village which is about 15-20 minutes drive from the center of Ubud.

You will be staying in shared accommodation of 4-8 people per room. All bed linen, mosquito nets and a fan will be provided. There is a safety box available and free wifi in the public areas.

Indonesian food is tasty and diverse and you can expect to experience a myriad of flavors and meals during their stay. Typical dishes included mie goreng (fried noodles and vegetables), nasi goreng (fried rice and vegetables) or gado gado (mixed vegetables with a satay sauce). For those who do not eat meat, Indonesian cooking uses a lot of tofu and tempeh (soy beans), we also provide for some of western dishes. Breakfasts are varied and include pancakes, fresh fruit, toast etc.

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Requirements

  • Minimum age 18
  • Be keen to teach and help students develop their IT knowledge and skills
  • Not afraid to stand up in front of a class and teach
  • Ability to work within a team environment
  • Minimum 2 weeks commitment
  • CRB (police record check) as you will be working with minors
  • Good English skills
  • Necessary vaccinations
  • Necessary flight & visas
  • Full travel & medical insurance. Full assistance will be provided in getting everything you will need ready if you choose our Placement Support Package.

Costs

€325 Euros per week (Introduction week is €275)

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** All payments incur a 5% bank transfer fee
*** Placements are confirmed with a 1 week deposit

What’s Included:

Project Fee includes food, accommodation, airport pickup, orientation, in-country support and project activities.

Private accommodation is available for an additional €100 per week.

What’s not included:

Flights, insurance, visas (if applicable) and vaccinations. Full assistance will be provided in getting all these arranged if you choose our Premium Support.

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