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Help teach English to our community and let's join to learn about Tomia Island culture in Wakatobi, Indonesia

World, Asia, Indonesia, Tomia Timur



Travel dates

About the workproject

We need 2 volunteers

-About Mari Mabook Camp-
Mari Mabook Camp is a non-formal school that I founded with several of my friends since 2016 ago. This school we involve children from the age of 10-12 years. Children here learn with outdoor concepts, I want children to get closer to nature and be able to think fresh.

#How do volunteers teach at Mari Mabook Camp?
• Volunteers will teach every afternoon from 15:00 - 17:00.
Here volunteers will teach English in a non-formal way (only basic lessons and conversations) for 2 hours and for 1 hour is a game using basic media.
• Volunteers will teach for 4 days a week, namely;
- Monday
- Tuesday
- Wednesday
- Saturday

Friday is a holiday and Sunday, we will join with children to carry out social activities, namely cleaning the beach from plastic waste while providing understanding to children about the impact of plastic waste on the sea and its ecosystem and natural environment. In this activity we will also plant mangrove seedlings in the prepared coastal area.

# Cultural exchange and learning opportunities:
Here volunteer friends will get some benefits and they can also collaborate with local communities about cultural differences. Volunteer friends will have the opportunity to learn local culture such as gardening and traditional food processing, fishing with traditional techniques, engaging in cultural events, etc.

While on Tomia Island, volunteer friends will also visit a number of cultural sites, such as old fortresses, pristine villages, learning traditional dances, and visiting the Bajo tribe (nomads fishman) with unique social concepts that reside in coastal and the sea. If volunteer friends want to learn Indonesian and local languages, we also open the class for free.

#What do you help?
The main thing in this assistance is teaching English.
At Mari Mabook Camp also volunteer friends can exchange experiences with us and children. Here we also develop several projects such as;
- Painting and drawing,
- Learn local dances,
- Making handicrafts from plastic waste,
- Learn music.

#What else...
My place 20 minutes to Puncak Tomia (hill of paradise). This is dubbed the peak of heaven. Here you are united With nature seeing small islands from the top of a hill, visit some of the giant Kima fossils. You can see the sunrise, where you can see the beautiful sunrise from the top of the hill. We live in a natural environment and a little deserted area. You can enjoy. Beach with beautiful white sand, swimming, snorkeling and many things you can do in our city.

About the host


Host since



English, Indonesian

Last seen online

more than 6 month ago

-About me-
You can call me Al. I live in Usuku, a small town on Tomia Island, Wakatobi Regency, Southeast Sulawesi Province, Indonesia.

I had studied at one of the universities in Yogyakarta and there I had to survive for 12 years to study and look for life experiences. While I was there, I was involved in a number of social institutions in the community and I had learned many lessons and experiences that were very useful for me and others. So what I got while I was there was trying to apply it to the people around me who were in my place (Tomia Island).

So far I have developed one of the non-formal schools in Timu and Kahianga Villages by educating children in several scientific fields that they have not yet gotten in the formal school where they study. One that applies is learning English. The motivation is Wakatobi, especially Tomia Island is one of the leading tourist destinations in Indonesia. This was inaugurated by the Indonesian Ministry of Tourism in 2015, so that many domestic and foreign tourists came to visit.

Project dates

Open for offers, contact us

Work to be done

  • teaching projects

Expected workhours

  • 3 hours a day
  • 4 days a week

Work exchange deal

  • private room

When you are here, you will stay at my house, blend with my family. We will enjoy local specialties. I also have prepared a special room for you for free. If you do not mind, as long as you are in my family, I will make you as my foster brother or my foster sister. I will also give you appreciation of local name as a sign An award that will be a lifetime of memories.

  • shared meals

Cook together and eat together. If you want to eat out, we will go out to eat together and the cost you will spend only $ 1

  • no money is involved