[ Program Description ]
“International Village Volunteering Program Kinabalu”
“International Village Volunteering Program – Kinabalu” is social works in remote area to help villagers in improving their capacity in education, health, and socio-cultural. In education aspect, this program cooperates with Community Learning Center (CLC) which was established with the aim of providing equal education to children of oil palm workers.
[ Our Values ]
Set off and act from self-initiatives, without seeking for material feedback and for the sake of civilians, as a method and a statement for social change
Respect every individual according to the statement written in Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
International solidarity for a world with more justice and solidarity between humankind in every walk of life.
Respect for the Environment
Respect, maintain, and appreciate the environment as well as the ecosystem because we live in it and we depend on it for living.
Open and inclusive for all individuals who has one vision with our movement, without judging through their genders, skin tone, religion, nationality, social status or political views and any other possible reasons for discrimination.
Cooperating with local community and local actors to strengthening positive potential of the whole civilians and form the local community become a main actor of change.
[ Program Goals ]
- Creating opportunities for development and commitment for individuals and professional through voluntaryactivities.
- Increasing the youths’ patriotism and love of the humanity to create a peaceful and caringworld.
- Supporting partners in doing social and educational programs.
[ Activity ]
1. Village Volunteering
Volunteering is generally considered an altruistic activity where an individual or group provides services for no financial gain “to benefit another person, group or organization”.Volunteering is also renowned for skill development and is often intended to promote goodness or to improve humanquality of life. Volunteering may have positive benefits for the volunteer as well as for the person or community served It is also intended to make contacts for possible employment. Many volunteers are specifically trained in the areas they work, such as medicine education. or emergency rescue Others serve on an as-needed basis, such as in response to a natural disaster.
2. Truth & Dialogue
Dialogue aimed to build the group and elicit trust amongst participants as prerequisite to start exploring concepts related to conflict such as personal and social identities, conflict dynamics or violence. It culminated with one day spent sharing how conflicts affected the lives of participants as young individuals.
3. Cultural Diversity
A walking around in the capital city will never be as great as this third activity. We fight the shyness and fearness together in facing the local people and speaking english even local language to them. Applying a fun games of observation in the field of tourism, cultural and social diversity in a group, the participants will able to make some documentary movie and such a wonderful picture with the local people during the activity.
[ Site Details ]
Before 2002, Indonesian children residing in Sabah Malaysia were still allowed to enter the Malaysian Nationality School, after 2002 Malaysia issued a policy that Indonesian children were no longer allowed to enter the Malaysian Nationality School. Then the alternative offered is private schools that require high costs. But as most of the Indonesian citizens in Sabah only work as domestic helpers, oil palm workers or work in the shops, they feel it’s hard to send their children to private Malaysian schools. Finally in 2008 Sekolah Indonesia Kota Kinabalu (SIKK) has been established to accommodate and to provide education to Indonesian children who are in Sabah, Malaysia. The Kota Kinabalu School of Indonesia (SIKK) stands as a form of government attention to the education of Indonesian children residing in Sabah – Malaysia. The establishment of the Kota Kinabalu School of Indonesia is the result of a bilateral meeting between the President of the Republic of Indonesia Susilo Bambang Yudhono and Malaysian Prime Minister Abdullah Badawi in Kuala Lumpur on 11 January 2008.
The form of non-formal education provided by the Indonesian government for Indonesian children in Sabah Malaysia, is a Community Learning Center (CLC) established mostly in the oil palm cultivation sector. CLC was established with the aim of providing equal education to children of oil palm workers who are far from the center of education, SIKK. Until 2013, there were 146 CLCs spread throughout Sabah. From all of the 146 CLC and SIKK only able to accommodate 18,000 students from a total of 53,000 school-aged children in Sabah.
These CLC are very helpful to provide education to Indonesian children in Sabah since most Indonesian citizens there worked in low-income category jobs. Palm Farm Worker is a profession of most parents with a total number of 587 people. in addition to the oil field workers, other professions of the student’s parents are bus driver, factory welder, and laborer. Such economic life will affect the social life that tends to be simple and parents are less concerned with education. Under no circumstances does not diminish the spirit of the students to learn. This is evidenced by the learning activities that take place in the class they live with full of enthusiasm.
Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia
Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia (often abbreviated as “KBRI”) is the main representative office in a country that has diplomatic relations with Indonesia and is headed by an ambassador.
Special Taiwan, the Republic of China, between the two countries has no diplomatic relations but has large trade and economic ties, the Indonesian government places a trade representative in Taipei that performs embassy functions such as visa, economy and cultural consular issues.