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PROJECT NAME Pesantren Project
PERIODE 01-Apr-2015 to 01-Apr-2016
TYPE Cult/Edu


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. The project sites will be in Pesantren Roudlotul Mubtadiin Jepara & Pesantren Al Madina Gunungpati, both are located in rural area. Those pesantren previously used to receive long term volunteers from Europe. 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. The volunteer will stay in the dormitory or host family (to be confirmed). Facilities are simple and Indonesian style (no hot water, no washing machine).
Location: Central Java.
Terminal: Semarang Airport, railway station.
Special Requirement: none
Participant fee: To be clarified (International or national volunteers).