Borobudur Young Guardian in Action
Description: GREAT is taking part in the effort of protection, promotion and conservation of the heritage sites in Indonesia. One of them is Borobudur Compound. Borobudur is listed in the World heritage List UNESCO since 1991 (http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/592). The main and still issue of Borobudur conservation is the mass tourism. At least three millions of domestic and international visitors step on the temple every year, this brings at least 150 million kg only from the weighs of tourists. The facts that the visitors step on the temple wearing different surface of shoes cause erosion to the stones. And the weather brings the unsheltered stones of the temple in higher risk of erosion. Therefore, it is important to organize sustainable action to raise the awareness of the visitors.
Type of Work: 1. Participate in learning session on Borobudur conservation works: in the laboratory and in the field by cleaning the temple 2. Designing and implementing School visit to local high schools: in the topic of conservation for young people. Consult to UNESCO KIT: World Heritage in Young Hands. 3. Designing workshop/training for young guardian club of Borobudur batch 9 in the topic of conservation for young people. Again, consult to UNESCO KIT: World Heritage in Young Hands. 4. Facilitate the program planning of YGC Borobudur batch 9
Study Theme: To give opportunity for international volunteers to learn more Borobudur temple compound and its conservation efforts
Accommodation: Host family, sleeping bag needed, self cooking
Language: Local people speak Javanese
Requirements: Interested in preserving world heritage
Approximate Location: Borobudur Village, Magelang Regency, Central Java, Indonesia
Notes: be ready for, many ideas for games, competition and cultural exchange. Please prepare your creative presentation about world heritage conservation for young people from at least 1 of world heritage sites in your country. So enthusiastic yet shy local students, very broad visitors with different understanding about preserving world heritage, be patient and have big big smiles!