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DJ-BIL 1701 INDONESIA Java, Sumatera, Sulawesi, Bali, Kalimantan, Lombok and other islands in Indonesia CULT/HERT 12/04/2017 31/03/2018

DJ-BIL 1701

MARCH 2017 – MARCH 2018



Background: Prambanan temple compounds is a UNESCO world heritage site in Indonesia which is one of the largest temple compounds in Southeast Asia. It was built in 9th century dedicated to the three great Hindu divinities (Shiva, Wishnu and Brahma). The Prambanan temple compounds consist of Prambanan temple (also called Loro Jonggrang), Sewu temple, Bubrah temple and Lumbung temple with total about 240 temples. The temples were damaged by earthquake in 2006 and volcano ashes from Kelud mountain eruption in 2014.
Dejavato is collaborating with Central Java Archeological Site Management to invite volunteers from all over the world to have activity together in helping to preserve and restore the temple. We will conduct heritage project in Plaosan Temple which also belongs to Prambanan temple compounds. The volunteers will be introduced to the World Heritage Centre’s activities and campaign, the history and dynamics of World Heritage sites worldwide. It aims at rendering its symbolic dimension to heritage through debates and reflections, contribute to the restoration and preservation of cultural heritage and/or improve accessibility and availability of information, raise the awareness of the local population and create a sense of “ownership" and identification, and promote cultural heritage between international volunteers and organizations.
Meanwhile Bali also known as the island of gods is a wonderful place with rich of culture and nature. Many people from around the world travel to Bali to see the beautiful nature and to learn the wonderful culture as well as the attraction of traditional dance and music. The nature itself is very wonderful with the rainforest and the terraced rice paddies with the special irrigation system called Subak as intangible UNESCO world heritage. The volunteers will be introduced to the local wisdom in protecting and conserving the local culture and nature.

Work: In the first week the volunteers will have restoration work at Plaosan temple with one day orientation about how to do the restoration and given information about the history of the temple, so that the volunteers really gain a lot of knowledge about the temples and the process of restoration. As the volunteers live in the local community of Bugisan village, they also have activities in the local school with the local students. They will promote to the students how to preserve the temples and do some activities like sharing, teaching, playing games, culture exchange etc. The volunteers will also campaign about world heritage preservation to the local community as well as the visitors related to the world heritage site especially Prambanan temple compounds.
On the day 9th the volunteers will move to Bali by airplane to continue cultural activity. They will get introduction about the special tradition and culture of Bali in general, then go to the village to interact with local people, learn and practice local tradition or custom and doing activity to support local people to protect and conserve the local culture.

Study theme: In the first week the volunteers will be introduced to Prambanan temple compounds and learn about the value of history and culture. They will learn why and how this temple was built long time ago by visiting temples and heritages sites around. While in Bali, the volunteers will also have opportunity to be introduced to the rich of culture and nature with local wisdom as the unique identity. They will interact with local people and learn the value of the local culture.

Leisure Time: The volunteers will visit the nearby world heritage site and temples of Prambanan and/or Yogyakarta City. During free time in Bali, the volunteers will have the chance to visit the diverse exciting attraction in Bali which has been popular all over the world. The volunteers may visit beaches, handicraft making centre or traditional market.

Accommodation: In the first week the volunteers will be accommodated in homestay (basic conditions, sleeping bag and mat needed) nearby the temple, where they will also receive food. While in Bali, the volunteers will be accommodated in local accommodation with special atmosphere of Bali. Prefer no vegan (strict vegetarian)

Location: Java, Sumatera, Sulawesi, Bali, Kalimantan, Lombok and other islands in Indonesia (placement depends on the availability of the project site)

Terminal: The volunteers should arrive at Adisucipto International Airport (JOG) Yogyakarta and depart from Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS) Denpasar Bali.

Special requirement: The volunteers should accept all the rules and condition of the project.

Participant fee: The fee will be published after the request. It covers food, accommodation, materials and local transport during the project. It must be paid before arrival. Failure of full payment, the participant is not allowed to join the project for any reason.