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CODE DJ-1506
PERIODE 29-Agust-2015 to 12-Sept-2015


Background : Most of people who live in Tlogoweru village are farmers who plant crops like rice, corn, vegetables and fruits. In the past, they were facing with a lot of kind of pests like insects, mammals, rats, caterpillars and parasites. Since long time ago they have tried to protect their crops from the pests using many ways either traditional or modern using chemicals. However, these techniques seem useless to control and get rid of the pests so that the farmers were getting frustrated. Then they realized that they are living with the nature and they should treat naturally by applying organic farming and start to reduce the use of chemicals. Moreover they tried to apply the concept of food chain and find the natural predators of pests especially predator for rats that available surround the village. Now they are conserving the Owls (Tyto alba) bird as the natural predator to control and get rid of rats.
Work: The volunteer will help local people to conserve the owls (Tyto alba) by feeding the baby owl, making the nest and conservation sign. Besides, they will help local teacher to teach basic English and join the activity in the rice fields.
Study theme: The volunteers will be introduced to the Indonesian culture and customs in general, with a special focus on the Javanese particularities. Some cultural visits are also foreseen.
Leisure Time: During free time, the volunteers will have the chance to visit Sam Poo Kong temple, Great Mosque which are famous tourism place in Semarang. You will also have a chance to do some sport activities with the local youths. Besides you can also enjoy the sunset Owls bird watching as they will start flying and hunting after the sunset.
Accommodation: The volunteers will be accommodated in Indonesian host families with the basic conditions where they will also receive food.
Location: This work camp will be held in Tlogoweru Village, Demak Regency which is 30 kms east away from Semarang city.
Terminal: Achmad Yani International Airport (SRG) Semarang or Semarang Tawang Railway Station.
Special Requirement: The volunteer 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 4 people.
Participant fee: To be clarified (International or national volunteers).