Why Become A Volunteer
Working together makes you feel like you are a part of team achieving something very worthwhile and very purposeful that will have a long-lasting effect in Bali. This experience is life-changing. You will feel like you are involved in something good.
As a volunteer in YRAGI, you will help the children in Bali to gain the skills they need to strengthen their english communication level.
Volunteering with YRAGI is your opportunity to give something back whilst gaining unforgettable experiences. You will immerse yourself in a new culture, face fresh challenges. And you will develop your expertise while doing something truly amazing.
Education System In Bali
In Bali, the public schools only teach for 24 hours of class per 6 day week. The groups normally take shifts either in the morning, or in the afternoon. Compared to the standard educational system in the West, the curriculum is extremely basic. and on its own it is not enough to provide a solid foundation to obtain a problem solving mind necessary to provide a stable future for the children and their families. Children of the middle and/or high classes will either go to private schools or take additional after school education. Sadly there are hundreds of thousands of children who never get this opportunity to rise above the bare minimum, and are usually taken out of school as soon as there is a paid job available for them, so they can contribute to the family life.
“My most memorable experience was the wonderfulness of the local people and the children at school begging for us not to stop teaching at the end of a school day.”Jelena Vuk
The Fun Side of Teaching
Volunteering with YRAGI will give you the time to adventure the beauty of Bali, which are many. Abundance of temples highlighting the culture of Bali, underlined with Balinese dance. Big waves rolling along the coastline perfect for surfing, while hiding underneath stunning corals and marine life. Bali is world famous surfing and diving spot, all very close to where YRAGI is located. Wake up to the sunrise watching from over 3000m high Mount Agung, volcano.
Volunteers who want to work as teachers abroad can participate, you do not have to be a teacher to get involved and you can gain an experience without needing a TEFL or TESOL qualification. You don’t even need to speak the local language although some awareness of Bali culture is advisable, and we will be happy to assist you with that prior to arrival. The program is open to all volunteers with a good hear and an open mind, whether you are on a gap year, a study break, or a career break.
The amount of lessons per week that you will teach will be 3-4 hours, 4 times a week. You will also need to take time to prepare your lessons, and correct your students’ work.
It is a good idea to bring some of your own resources too. These could be pictures of your friends and family or some postcards of where you live. Another great aspect of this kind of experience is being able to sit down with other volunteers and share ideas of what works best in the classroom.