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CODE DJ-1507
PERIODE 29-Agust-2015 to 12-Sept-2015


Background : Baros is a small village in the area of Opak river estuary to protect from abrasion since the village is heading to the Indonesian ocean which the waves are dangerous and big more than 3 meters. Since 2001, local youth in Baros has initiated to conserve the mangrove ecosystem by planting mangrove in the purpose to protect their area from abrasion. Furthermore, the area will be the role model of mangrove conservation in the south part of Java and the center of research for environmental issue as well as the place for new ecosystem that live in the mangrove such as birds, monkey and fishes.
Work: The volunteer will have manual work to conserve the area by providing the seeds with polybag, planting mangrove, making protection for the seeds, cleaning the rubbish in the mangrove area. Volunteers will also have a chance to conduct teaching program with local school in order to give them early education related environmental issues.
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 tourism places in Yogyakarta City and Borobudur Temple.
Accommodation: The volunteers will be accommodated in Indonesian host families with the basic conditions which they will also receive food.
Location: This work camp will be held in Baros village, Bantul regency which is 40 kms south away from Jogjakarta city.
Terminal: Adisucipto International Airport (JOG) Yogyakarta or Yogyakarta 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).