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Volunteering in Tomia Island, Wakatobi, Indonesia

World, Asia, Indonesia, Tomia Timur



Travel dates

About the workproject

We need 1 volunteer

Sikola Kampo (Kampong School) is a non formal educational activity that I founded with friends in 2015. Sikola Kampo was formed for local children and youth to become skilled and can benefit in tourism activities and the basic thing we provide is learning English. This is done because the problem faced by the local people in tourism activities is communication with foreign tourists. So I tried to find volunteer friends who could help us teach English at Sikola Kampo.

I founded Sikola Kampo in Kahianga Village, where this village has also become a tourist village on Tomia Island. The distance from my house to this village only takes 20 minutes by motorbike. At Sikola Kampo we also developed several special activities for local youth such as painting (murals), bamboo crafts, music, food and beverage processing, and others that we can do through the potential that exists in the village. So you can also share with us about useful experiences that you have and we can develop here.

The most important thing we need at Sikola Kampo is about how local children and youth can develop in communicating using English. And to teach English what I mean here is not to be formal like in formal schools. But through basic introduction for children and practical communication or conversation for local youth.

About the host

Al (37)

Host since



English, Indonesian

Last seen online

1 months ago

You can call me Al for simpler. I was in a small town, namely Usuku, Tomia Island, Wakatobi Regency, Southeast Sulawesi. Apart from being a social and environmental activist who initiated Tomia Volnteering, I also concentrate on empowering and increasing the capacity of local communities in villages to obtain decent livelihood rights through sustainable management of natural potential.

My project blog

Clean Up & Camping de Island.

July 11, 2022

Contribute and make changes that have a positive impact on the environment for the sustainability of life and ecosystems.More details:

Project dates

Work to be done

  • language practice
  • teaching projects
  • maintenance tasks
  • eco projects
  • charity work

Expected workhours

  • 3 hours a day
  • 3 days a week

Work exchange deal

  • private room, tent

During you are on Tomia Island, you will stay at my house with a private room. A very simple house in the city center, close to shopping for basic needs, traditional restaurant, and has very friendly neighbors. In this house we will cook and eat together and you can also share your experiences with me about the cuisine from your country. I think it will be very fun because here you and I are like a family, so I hope you don’t hesitate.

  • shared meals

  • no money is involved