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DJMTV – 2005 INDONESIA central JAva EDU/CULT 01/07/2020 01/04/2021

Background: Pesantren or Pondok Pesantren is Islamic boarding schools in Indonesia. The pesantren education
system originated from traditional Javanese dormitories to learn religious philosophies. Pesantren have played a
major role over the centuries. They emphasise cores values of sincerity, simplicity, individual autonomy, solidarity
and self-control. Young men and women are separated from their families, which contributes to a sense of
individual commitment to the faith and close bonding to a teacher. Most of pesantren provide to Indonesian
citizens dormitory living at low or no cost for the students. The students start activities early morning prayer then
ended the evening with a study group in the dormitory. During the day, the students attend formal school like any
other students outside of pesantren (science, sport, English etc). In the late afternoon and evening they have to
attend religious studies. The pesantren has possible components such as traditional religious education, vocational
skills training and character development. By doing so, the volunteers will have better understanding about what
is Islam.
Work: The role of the volunteers will be assisting local teacher in classes like organizing Basic English conversation,
helping teacher in giving training; to motivate the students in studying; to organize activities that will enrich the life
skill of the students; to get involve in other various activities at project site.
Study Theme: The volunteers 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.
Leisure Time: During free time, the volunteers will have the chance to visit tourism places nearby project sites.
Accommodation: The accommodation and food will be provided by a local host family or at dormitory(to be
confirmed). The volunteer may have own or sharing room and the other facilities with other host family members.
Facilities are simple and Indonesian style (no hot water, no washing machine).
Location: Central Java
Terminal of arrival: Semarang Airport, railway station (Volunteer is NOT ALLOWED to buy flight ticket before
getting the visa and get confirmation from the host organization)
Special Requirements: No piercing on face, no visible tattoo, common hair style (no colorful, dreadlock). The
volunteer should love to work with teenagers, open minded, be mature, respectful of local customs, tolerant,
creative, flexible and sign the agreement. Never found guilty in a criminal case in home country or in another
country. Pay extra fee partially for every visa extension at local immigration office if stay offer 8 weeks. Intake
condition and restriction: No intake on Fridays and during Ramadhan; arrival should be on MONDAY; no pick up
during weekend; pick-up between 08.00 AM to 09.00 PM, no pick up after 09.00 PM. Volunteer should hold Visa
(Social Visit Visa type 211) before entering Indonesia.
Participant Fee: 320 € or IDR 5.440.000/month (additional cost per week 70 Euro/week/person or IDR 1.190.000)