Samsaman is a village in the region of Tabanan, in the western part of Bali.
Yayasan Eka Chita Pradnyan in Samsaman was set up in February 2014 by a Dutch Foundation: Stichting Indonesie 2007 and operates within the WINS system. The Child sponsor program and Education program were implemented successfully. Recently they changed the name in YEAH Foundation: Youth Education And Health: http://www.yeahindonesia.com
By staying in the Learning Centers guest room and using the transport and tour facilities, you also support the Learning Center, for this is an extra source of income, that makes it possible for them to run this Learning Center, to become a self-sufficient organization.
The Learning Center is managed by director Ms. Ketut Sunarmi and Made.
She is dedicated to help the unprivileged children in her village.
Intan Rastini is the local English teacher, who is responsible for a continuous lesson schedule in cooperation with volunteers.
The Learning Center has one outside classroom, a fully equipped computer room, a smaller classroom/library, an office and a lot of space outside to do all kinds of activities with the children.
The Learning Center offers accommodation for volunteers.
The 2 simple guest rooms, both with bathroom, are near the friendly family compound, only a few steps away from the Learning Center.
Ibu Ketut serves you simpel, but very tasty meals.
You can enjoy the daily life in the village and make beautiful hikes in the near surroundings.
Breakfast and lunch will be served at the dining table in the local little shop, diner is optional.
They are serving a variety of home cooked dishes, including a vegetarian menu.
Look on the fees page for more information.
Samsaman is located in the western part of Bali.
It’s a beautiful quite tranquil area of terraced rice paddy’s, and hills, where you can walk for hours and enjoy the nature of Bali.
Although you're in a quiet corner of Bali, from there you can quickly explore all tourist destinations by motorbike or by car.
The staff is happy to take you to traditional ceremonies, like a cremation, wedding ceremony or full Moon ceremony, etc.
They also can arrange a motorbike for you to rent.
Prices are available at the Learning Center.
The population of Samaman are mainly rice farmers, so the area has a beautiful view of terraced rice paddy’s and hills, where you can do sawah trekking. The children are happy to guide you.
Just 10 km from Samsaman is Balian Beach, one of the most relaxing destinations on Bali.
There are good waves to do some surfing, or you can just chill, enjoy a cocktail, and watch the sunset.
Walk along the beach and watch the local fishermen cast their nets.
And if you love yoga, there is also a the Balian Yoga Retreat, where you can participate in a yoga session.
Yayasan Eka Chita Pradnyan
Banjar Dinas Samsaman Kaja
Kecamatan Selemadeg Barat (post code 82 162)
Tabanan Regency, Bali