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DJ-2009 INDONESIA East Java DISA + CULT + RENO 24/08/2020 02/09/2020

Background: Foundation as an organizer of education services for blind children founded by YPAB Surabaya was
developed in stages, including formal education (kindergarten, elementary and junior high school) and training
education (Education Project Agriculture). The role of the Surabaya Blind Children Education Foundation (YPAB),
including: First, as an educational institution; Second, as a strategic institution in developing children's
independence blind. Third, YPAB also plays a role in generating Human Resources (HR) who are ready to be
independent in the life of the community.
YPAB Surabaya provides educational facilities which are elementary and junior high school for blind children. The
elementary school has 45 students with 12 teachers and 1 school’s administrator. Each class has around 7 or 8
students. Moreover, most of the teachers here are the alumni of the school itself, so there are teacher that is also
blind. The condition of school’s building is lightly damaged. There are 15 classrooms, 1 computer laboratory, and 1
library. As for the junior high school, it has 28 students with 9 teachers and 1 staff, and each class consists of
around 9 students. Both elementary school and junior high school are located in different places. The elementary
school is located in Jl. Tegalsari 56, KEDUNGDORO, Tegal Sari Regency while the junior high school is in Jl. Gebang
Putih No. 5, GEBANG PUTIH, Sukolilo Regency, and both of them are in Surabaya City, East Java Province. The main
facilities in the school such as sanitation and water are in good condition. The school receives the donation from
other agencies or organizations like braille books or other necessities for school operational. The school also gives
the dorm facility for students who are outside the city.
Work: The volunteers will assist to help teachers to teach students simple basic English and introduce some English
kids songs. The volunteers will also do simple renovation to the school such as making bookshelf for a library and
painting the classroom. They will also involve in other activities like cultural exchange and playing with the kids
after the school hour in several extracurricular such as sport, art, scout, and music.
Study theme: The volunteers will be introduced to the Indonesian culture and customs in general, with a special
focus on the local culture particularities in East Java. Some cultural visits are also foreseen.
Leisure Time: During free time, the volunteers will have the chance to visit the diverse exciting attraction in
Surabaya area. The volunteers may visit city center, public places or traditional market.
Accommodation: The volunteers will be accommodated in local host family or a dorm (basic conditions, sleeping
bag and mat needed), where they will also receive food. Prefer no vegan (strict vegetarian)
Location: Yayasan Penyandang Anak Buta (YPAB) Surabaya, East Java
Terminal: Juanda International Airport (SUB) Surabaya
Special Requirement: The volunteers should accept all the rules and condition of the project. Volunteer is
recommended NOT to buy flight ticket at least 2 months before the project start, to avoid the cancellation of the
project due to lack of participant. Please contact and confirm again to the organization for last update information. The
project will be run ONLY if the minimum participants are 5 people.

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Participant fee: 220 € or 3.740.000 IDR/participant (flat rate 1€: 17.000 IDR). It covers food, accommodation,
materials and local transport during the project. The fee must be paid in CASH upon arrival. Failure of full payment
upon arrival, the participant is not allowed to join the project for any reason.