Eco-Farming Education Project
Description: To educate young people and locals to preserve their environment by putting economical aspect was the first idea of this project. The agricultural is the major export in Indonesia, but become the lowest contributor economic sector on Indonesian prosperity, especially for the farmers themselves. The youngster prefers to go to city to have metropolis life rather than stay in the village and doing farming. But, the change of lifestyle of youngster in the city become damage to city life environment pushes us to make a movement to drag our society back to preserve nature.
Type of Work: You will learn and work at our in two eco-farming activity center with two condition: in village & the city. You will support our local partner to plant their plant and how to sell their product and make their own market (direct contact with their customer). You also have a chance to be part of our workshop/seminars/visits for local student, universities, local community, and local government to promote eco-friendly lifestyle through agriculture.
Study Theme: This is agricultural project focused on people who stay in the city and existed farmer family in village to support them to make their own market. You will cooperate with local farmer community and local youth on activating eco-farming activity center in Semarang City & Semarang Regency area.
Accommodation: In both living condition (village & City) you will stay with moslem host family. You should be open minded to adapt the local culture.
Requirements: You will work mostly with local community the schedule will be changeable depend on their availability. This program requires some volunteers to have: Social work, Management, Administration and economic development education background will be desirable, high motivation to learn simple Bahasa Indonesia to communicate with local people; & has experiences in organize training, and simple workshop.
Approximate Location: BHUMI HORTA Eco-Farming activity center in Tengaran Village, Semarang Regency.
Notes: The majority of the communities are moslem. Most of them are living in poor condition.
Ungaran regency was an important satellite city of Semarang Old Town back to Dutch colony era. You are bale to visit some historical sites and get to know more deep about the history of each places.