Semedo Heritage Camp
Description: Semedo is name of village currently being laboratory for archeology and starting built up an archeology museum. The first fossil was found in 2005 by group of farmer, and they use it as ornament in their house. Day by day, there found so many fossils. In 2013, the rarest fossils: dwarf elephant (Stegodon) and giant ape, were found by The Yogyakarta Archaeology Agency. The discovery of these fossils in Semedo proves that the ancient giant ape species--around 3 meters tall (between 9 and 10 feet) -- also lived in Java. The fossils that found were 700.000 BC years old (read more : Jakarta post) By this situation, together with local community called Komunitas Peduli Situs Semedo (KPPS), we raising awareness of local community to taking care the fossils.
Type of Work: Observe local potential by visiting sites, discussion with local people. Campaign about eco-friendly living so the sites keep clean, and joining local activities. Educating local people and kids about fossils and archeology.
Accommodation: Volunteer house will be provided by local community with shared toilet and bathroom, sleeping bag and mattress needed, and self-cooking.
Language: • Local people who do not speak English very well. Volunteers should make the effort in trying to communicate in basic Indonesian or other ways of communicating (work, pictures, gestures, etc.) If you will try, you will be amazed how quick you will learn basic Bahasa Indonesia!
Requirements: The participation fee* payable upon arrival will be IDR 2.500.000 (for 2 weeks) covering the foods, accommodation, local transport for project, IIWC T-shirt, police certificate, certificate of participation, management fee and material for the camps
Approximate Location: The work camp will be held in Semedo, Kedung Banteng. Tegal Regency, Central Java, Indonesia.
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