Semarang Urban Farming
Description: Semarang city is growing and becomes the 4th largest City in Indonesia. It has some slum area problem due the high of urbanization from sub urban city surround this city. GAMeS (Gerakan Ayo Menanam Sayur) ENG: Vegetable Planting Movement. Initiated a movement to optimize the usage of household waste and rising awareness toward society on environment protection in Semarang City. They face some problem o spread this spirit. For example lack of awareness on how important farming habit in urban live, and city live makes not so much time want to invest on participating the movement. But, for some couple years GAMeS engage cooperation with family empowerment program that most of the members are housewife in certain group. This group has the most possibility to join the movement.
Type of Work: Farming activities with urban communities, Verticultur tools making in GAMeS activity center, Life-in with local communities, Distributing 1000 vegetable seeds in city center during CFD (car free day/weekend), Edu-Farming program in some schools.
Accommodation: Volunteers will live with host family with shared toilet and bathroom, sleeping bag and mattress needed, 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 IDR 2.500.000 covering foods, local transport, accommodation, administration cost, material for the camps, T-shirt, contribution to IIWC management, and IIWC certificate of participation. Volunteers are requested to bear their own health and travel insurance. . Please keep it in your mind that all personal expenses and free day expenses are exclude
Approximate Location: Borobudur Timur Street RT 04 RW 08 Kelurahan Kembangarum Kecamatan Semarang Barat Kota Semarang
Notes: You will participate in some local communities’ routines meeting or activities. There are living also many children surrounding your campsite, please be prepare some educative games, laugh and smiles.
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