There is passionate team of local teachers and mothers, helping the children and you in the daily activities.
This program is ideal for compassionate volunteers
Share your time, talents, creativity and resources to help make the communities stronger and build a brighter future for us all.
The main goal of the special needs program is to help them become independent people with some skills to be able to survive by themselves.
Most of them cannot be accommodated in their local schools or in their community.
The Yayasan therefore welcomes them in the Learning Center, and offers them a full education, therapy and support in a number of forms.
They are in school from 10 am until 3 pm from Monday to Friday , following the ‘play and learn’ program.
There are about 30 special needs children, both physically and mentally challenged, including cerebral palsy, autism, down syndrome and physical handicaps
The level of disabilities varies from child to child, but they all need individual attention
Volunteers with experience in social work and teaching children with special needs are welcome, as are those still training in physiotherapy, speech therapy and occupational therapy.
Two local teachers , one teacher's aid and some mothers are present, and you assist the teachers. You are welcome to introduce new activities and teaching methods if applicable and appropriate.
There are a range of daily activities and tasks involved .
From teaching, doing creative activities with the children, helping in the kitchen or contributing at the organic farm.
You are welcome to assist with the organic gardening or with cooking a preparing the lunchtime meals for the children.
A video from Corame Lehnhausen.
A gift for the Yayasan Widya Guna.
We are concerned about the health of all the children, especially the ones with special needs, who need a good nutritious diet.
The Center is already using biogas, so that in future they don't need to buy LPG again for cooking.
This project will also educate the kids about the sustainable energy that can be created from the cow puff and the slury could be used for the compost in the organic garden.
The organic farm, 2000 m2 of land, is a 5 minute walk from the Center.
Already the farm is to be able to fulfill the daily nutritional needs of the children from what is grown in the garden.
Much of the food on their plate will have been grown right there on the farm.
You will have your hands in the dirt, together with the special needs children as they learn about the importance of organic gardening for themselves, their communities, and for the earth.
The impact volunteers will make through volunteering in organic farming will last well beyond their stay abroad.
The saying “give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to make a fishing rod and you feed him for a lifetime” applies to organic farming perfectly!
Volunteers with therapy training, or skills working with special needs children are very welcome. Also students who would like to do an internship.
You will be assisting our local certified physiotherapist. There are a range of daily activities and tasks involved.
Vip-International can provide you with practical training for your internship.
Yoga is healing for the body, soul and spirit. It teaches them discipline, patience and respect for their bodies. The kids have grown to love practicing it since some of the volunteers introduced it to them. We have started regular Yoga activities every Monday and Wednesday morning for the special needs children.
Yayasan Widya Guna
Jalan Yeh Pulu • Desa Bedulu• Gianyar• Bali