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Volunteering in Bali Selamat Datang di Bali – Welcome to Bali!

Well known as "the islands of the Gods" or "the island of a thousand temples", Bali is the most famous Island in Indonesia. The daily life of the Balinese people is dedicated to the prevalent Hindu Dharma religion. Almost every day people celebrate with colorful religious ceremonies, marking the life of Balinese people. In every village in Bali there are several temples and at least one small one in each home. Overall Bali has more than 20,000 temples.

On the streets of Bali, old men sit proudly presenting their fighting roosters, women carry offerings on their head to the next temple and in front of stores lay little banana leaf baskets filled with offerings. All of this is accompanied by the constant smell of joss sticks and the sound of gamelan music. This celebrated religion in combination with the unique countryside and the friendliness of the Balinese people gives Bali a special atmosphere and makes it an ideal place to volunteer.

In Bali, Travel to Teach is working in partnership with the local foundation Yayasan Mimpi Nusantara Bersinar. The Foundation is a non-profit organisation that is dedicated to improving both children’s education and the educational system in Bali. Volunteers are a huge part of the working face of the foundation and their work usually consists of assisting the local teachers in governmental schools during the mornings. The foundation has many local partners in Bali with whom we are running several afternoon teaching classes.

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Bali Facts

Inhabitants:  3,551,000
Capital City:  Denpasar
Official Language:  Indonesian
Dominant Religion:  93.19% Hinduism
Literacy Rate:  90.4%
Female Literacy:  86.8%
Gini, inequality index:  36.3
GDP/Capita:  2,239

If you are interested in volunteering in a typical Balinese village then Bondalem is perfect for you. Situated on the north coast of the island and right on the beach this peaceful community is unspoilt by tourism. The village lies around one hour from the nearest large town of Singaraja so, you will need to be prepared to immerse yourself in the traditional Balinese lifestyle.

Bali's smallest province is Klungkung, which is located between Gianyar and Karangasem on the island's east coast and is famous for its classic Balinese paintings.

Within Klungkung Travel to Teach volunteers will have the opportunity to assist English teachers at a Senior High School, this school is running a pilot project to become an international standard school. Besides teaching the students we are also running classes to teach English to the teachers and Administration staff of this school.

If you're looking for culture, comfort, nature and inspiration, Ubud is the perfect place.

Ubud is surrounded by scenic rice fields, small villages, art and craft communities, ancient temples, palaces, mountains and rivers. In Ubud, Travel to Teach volunteers will have the opportunity to teach English in local schools in Ubud or within the regency of Gianyar in the morning, we are also running serveral afternoon classes with local communities and learning centers where Volunteers will teach English.

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