Pekalongan Happy Children

Projets permanents

Pekalongan, Central Java - Indonésie

Work with kids - Education

  • Volontariat International
  • 01-01-2019 - 31-12-2019
  • 2 volontaires
  • Adulte  |  21-99 ans
  • 240 EUR de frais de participation Frais de participation qui reviennent directement à l'organisme d'accueil du projet et qui comprennent les frais d'hébergement, de nourriture et de coordination du projet.
  • Code projet: GREAT-LMTV03


BACKGROUND: Pekalongan is the city near Semarang, two hours by bus or one and half hour by train to the west side. This project site consists of 2 different project areas with 2 different characters. Pasirsari. The children in Pasirsari are interested in educational activities after school. The are approximately 10 until 50 children and the amount is changing at any time. The age of the children starts from 5 – 18 years old. Volunteering activity will be in public learning center in Pasirsari. Bugisan. Bugisan is a slum area on the river bank. There are around 10 children joining the activities daily. They are cute and they are shy when they meet new people. The children love to have games or other fun learning methods prepared by volunteers and they like to do activities near the street. Volunteers can use public learning spot or outdoor activities. AIMS: To inspire and motivate the children to be more confident and active and dare to have dream.



GREAT is a non-profit NGO which organizes international workcamps in Indonesia and promotes peace through international voluntary service for youth. GREAT dream is to give the opportunity to all youth without exceptions and discrimination to access global education and experience of long-life learning through voluntary service. Mottoes of GREAT are "Think globally, act locally" and "Individually we change our selves. Together we change the world". GREAT vision is that the young generation is the agent of change toward the world friendship and peace. GREAT aims are - To promote volunteering activities as part of non-formal learning - To bring people around the world from different race, language and culture to work together - To learn how to protect the environment and to live sustainably - To know local issues in other countries to create sense of togetherness and sense of belonging as citizen of the world - To understand about other cultures from different countries to create peace.


PROJECT: Volunteering with kids living in slum area in Pekalongan City. To inspire and motivate the children to be more confident and active and dare to have dream. WORK: 1. Organizing interesting-creative activities to motivate the children to keep continue their study or go back to school; 2. Organizing various skill development activities, such as ( Painting, drawing, etc); 3. Giving additional lesson to support children education, such as ( English lesson,etc) 4. Raising awareness of children’s personal hygiene like washing hand, brushing teeth, etc. Note: 25 to 40 hours/week. Sometimes the volunteers are needed to support GREAT to do other voluntary action during the weekends.

Logement & Nourriture

Volunteers will stay in a sharing house with other volunteers at Pekalongan volunteer house. Fridge is available. Volunteer must take care of their own meals and cover personal expenses. Gas for cooking and water gallon are covered by donation from international volunteers and local volunteers (not covered by participation fee)

Emplacement & Temps libre

LOCATION: Pekalongan City, Central Java, Indonesia. Batik City rich of culture. MEETING POINT: Pekalongan Train Station at arrival hall , Central Java, Indonesia, on volunteer’s arrival date, at 12.00 midday, Contact Area Manager Pekalongan (Mr) M.Baihaqi at +62 81578794443; Contact Incoming Staff at NEAREST TERMINAL: Pekalongan Train Station, Central Java, Indonesia.


REQUIREMENTS: Strong motivation and interest in non formal learning methods for kids. STARTING DATE: Every month. Except June. MINIMUM DURATION: 2 months. LANGUAGE: English with other volunteers. Bahasa Indonesia with locals. REMARKS: Weather can be up to 40 degree Celsius with 80% humidity. Less hygiene condition.

Notes Supplémentaires

Participation fee: For the first month: IDR 4.000.000 (EUR 240), and then IDR 3.700.000 (EUR 225) per extra month. 60% of the fee covers the "During LMTV" costs (on arrival training, meals, daily transports, support peer volunteer system of GREAT, support project material for volunteers, GREAT t-shirt, emergency response, support for visa extension). 40% of the fee covers "Pre & Post LMTV" costs (need assessment, organizing meeting with local partners, local community, and local authorities), and "Donation for GREAT" (- To organize other events like capacity building for local volunteers, partners, staff members - To contribute to office needs and taxes, volunteer house rent and maintenance, staff salaries - To pay membership fees of Regional and Global Networks, and costs of international meetings - To cover website and social media maintenance and development, and other promotions events of IVS in Indonesia.