Youth volunteering in Indonesia

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Responsible tourism: Youth volunteering in Indonesia


We minimize the use of paper in our daily activities. Instead of using handouts, we are able to go paperless and view the material using a projector. We also collect papers for future reuse.

Some of our plastic waste are collected for recycling. Empty packs of liquid soap, detergent, or any unused plastic product packaging are sewn together into recycled tote bags. This activity’s benefit is twofold; we are not only contributing to our environmental conservation, but we are also empowering the local participants with skills to utilize things around them to better their economic quality!

We understand that there remains so much to be done for our environment. Therefore, we encourage our volunteers to share their ways of waste management (however simple that may be!) which we can continue to implement in the years to come.

We work exclusively with local suppliers to provide our daily operational needs. We make sure that we order in the necessary amounts to avoid excesses, especially when it comes to fresh produce. By doing this, we try to minimize our carbon prints from the generous use of plastic in its packaging. Using local products also mean we are cutting down on shipping and thus, pollution from the transportation.


This initiative empowers underprivileged young people in the area, who lack access to learning opportunities that would benefit them as students and workers. Our organization provides a non-formal vocational education for those in need. The young people involved in this initiative are given English lessons, which is an important skill to acquire, regardless of whether they are heading to further education or the professional world.

With various skills and fields of expertise, our volunteers will share their knowledge with the local youths in the form of workshops. These workshops allow its participants to have a firsthand practical experience in said skills and enable them to put it into practice in real life. Volunteers will be supervised by a local guided facilitator throughout their stay.

Our organization focuses on capacity building for local youths, so that they are equipped with more skills in the workforce. Many of our young community members work in the small local businesses, and we hope that our workshops also bring great benefits to their establishments. With these new skills, we hope that these young workers can grow along with the establishments they are working in.

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