Is it possible to establish Volunteer Programs Magelang?

Volunteer Programs Bali

By: Sahrudin

I AM envious of Bali, especially Ubud. It is neither of its culture or custom nor all its uniqueness. It isn’t also about its tourism.

Saya iri pada Bali, khususnya Ubud. Bukan karena kekayaan budaya atau adat-istiadatnya, serta segala keunikannya. Bukan pula karena faktor pariwisatanya.

I am envious of Ubud’s Volunteer Programs Bali (VP Bali). It is an ESL curriculum English teaching by volunteers from overseas.

Saya iri karena di Ubud ada Volunteer Programs Bali (VP Bali). Ini adalah sebuah program pengajaran bahasa Inggris yang didasarkan pada kurikulum ESL (English as a Second Language) oleh relawan-relawan dari mancanegara.

The volunteers aren’t paid (not because they are worthless, but because they are priceless.) The fact is, anyone who want to be a volunteer of VP Bali, she/he just needs to pay a certain amount of money.

Para relawan itu tidak dibayar (bukan karena mereka tak perlu dihargai, melainkan justru karena para relawan itu tak ternilai hebatnya.) Kenyataannya, agar bisa menjadi relawan pengajar bahasa Inggris bagi anak-anak Bali, mereka justru harus mengeluarkan sejumlah uang.

The money from the volunteers will be used for: airport transfer, emergency contact and support, shared homestay accommodation, and daily needs (wifi access, local SIM card, and breakfast), as well as certificate of completion and several other things.

Uang dari para relawan itu, nantinya bakal dipakai untuk: fasilitas antar-jemput bandara, pemberitahuan dan penanganan apabila terjadi hal-hal yang bersifat darurat (mengingat jauhnya jarak antara Bali dan negara tempat relawan berasal), tempat tinggal bersama bagi relawan, sampai keperluan harian relawan, misalnya akses wifi, pembelian kartu ponsel lokal, makan pagi, penerbitan sertifikat/piagam setelah selesai menjadi relawan, dan untuk keperluan lainnya.

I’ve ever asked a question to a member of VP Bali team in this regard, “Is it possible to VP Bali to establish similar programs in other places outside Ubud/Bali? Volunteer Program Magelang? Volunteer Program Kalimantan? Volunteer Program Sulawesi? Volunteer Program Raja Ampat? Volunteer Program Aceh?” Unfortunately, the answer I received was, “We still focus on Bali’s program.”

Terkait hal ini, saya pernah bertanya pada pengurus VP Bali, “Apakah mungkin bagi VP Bali untuk mengembangkan program serupa di luar Ubud/Bali? Misalnya, Volunteer Programs Magelang, Volunteer Programs Kalimantan, Volunteer Programs Sulawesi, Volunteer Program Raja Ampat, Volunteer Program Aceh?” Sayang sekali, jawaban yang saya terima, “Kami masih fokus pada program di Bali.”

I realized how lucky schools students of Ubud to have VP Bali. It is a great program that can help many children and teenagers to learn not only English, but it is actually broader than that. VP Bali gives you chances to interact with persons from different cultures and backgrounds while helping to improve education.

Saya pikir, memang beruntung para pelajar di Ubud karena di sana ada VP Bali. Sebuah program hebat yang dapat membantu anak-anak dan remaja untuk belajar bukan hanya bahasa Inggris, melainkan lebih luas daripada itu. VP Bali memberikan Anda kesempatan untuk berinteraksi dengan sosok-sosok yang berasal dari budaya dan latar belakang berbeda, sembari saling membantu meningkatkan/memperbaiki mutu pendidikan.

I am really envious …

Saya benar-benar iri…***

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