Volunteer in Indonesia: Education and support for children in Semarang's slums

  • Volunteer Opportunity posted by CADIP




Short-Term (few weeks/months)




The volunteers in this project will support private non-profit kindergarten schools located in crowded and slum areas of Semarang suburbs on the river side of Banjir Kanal Barat where river floods are often. The school serves the children from the local community and helps the disadvantaged families who cannot afford to send their children to school. The main income of the villagers are from various sectors such working in factories, collecting stones or sands from river, scavengers (garbage pickers). In the schools, there are extra activities for students such as making compost, making handicraft / souvenir and cooking lesson. Then the students sell the stuffs to the churches, local community, and teachers from other schools etc.

The role of the volunteer will be assisting a local teacher in holding simple English classes, playing with the kids, organizing events with the teachers, sharing and educating kids about hygiene, assisting kids in doing extracurricular activities (cooking, making handicrafts, etc). Intercultural learning activities in the form of dialogue, music and games could give the students a better understanding of other countries and cultures.

The volunteer will be introduced to the Indonesian culture and customs in general, with a special focus on the local particularities. Some cultural visits are also foreseen.

Duration of the project: The volunteer placements are from 1 to 4 months.

Accommodation: The volunteer will stay with a local host family. Facilities are simple and Indonesian style.

In the free time, the volunteer will have the chance to visit Semarang city, Samp Poo Kong Chinese Temple, LawangSewu Building and GedongSongo Hindus Temples.

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Short-term (2-3 weeks) volunteering in Indonesia: http://cadip.org/volunteer-in-indonesia

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  • Housing Available
  • Language/Cultural Support Available


  • International Volunteers

How To Apply

To apply for this project, click here: http://cadip.org

or give us a call:

USA: 310-882-7400; 617-841-0400; 646-657-2900

Canada: 604-628-7400; 416-943-4900; 514-316-8500