"A hundred years from now, it will not matter what my bank account was, the sort of house I lived in, or the kind of car I drove. But the world may be different because I was important in the life of a Child" ~ Anonymous


Max Bouten from Netherlands

On the 4th of September 2014 I flew towards a new adventure in my life. Living and being an intern on Bali, Indonesia for six months. 
 
Five minutes after I arrived at the project, my neighbour Tomy (later to be a good friend) invited me to join him, Indira and Sophie (co-volunteer) for dinner. I just arrived and I still had a jet leg, but I was too excited not to go. So ten minutes after arriving I was on the back of a bike, off to my first adventure. 

My work as an intern consisted of teaching and training Balinese students between the age of 8 and 18 years old. The main priority was to teach them English. Besides that I helped some with working on the computer and did a lot of sports together with the students. The most important thing was to help the students gain more self-esteem, increase their future opportunities and help them to become more aware of their environment. 

Sophie from Netherlands

My name is Sophie van Loo, I’m 22 years old and I’m from Holland. I volunteered at Slukat Bali in 2014 for three months and had the greatest experience of my life while being there. The reason I decided to do a volunteering job was the wish to experience the island differently than any other tourist. Being a volunteer gives you the opportunity to really experience the local daily life; local markets, local food, the shy but really open children of Bali, the religious way of life with it’sceremony’s, weddings and visits to different temples to pray in traditional clothes.

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Sophie from Netherlands

My name is Sophie van Loo, I’m 22 years old and I’m from Holland. I volunteered at Slukat Bali in 2014 for three months and had the greatest experience of my life while being there. The reason I decided to do a volunteering job was the wish to experience the island differently than any other tourist. Being a volunteer gives you the opportunity to really experience the local daily life; local markets, local food, the shy but really open children of Bali, the religious way of life with it’sceremony’s, weddings and visits to different temples to pray in traditional clothes. To me it all felt so unique! Living in Keramas was wonderful. The town is quiet but beautiful and the project gives you enough opportunities to explore the island in your free time. The beach is close and is often visited by the project’s students to celebrate special days or to do yoga classes with all the volunteers and alumni of Slukat. I had a very warm welcome at Slukat with a lot of smiling faces, beautiful surroundings, delicious food and always a face around to address questions I had. The people working there are around  the same age as the people volunteering and after a while they felt like friends.  Personally, getting to know the way of life at Slukat made me feel at home away from home. To me, that’s the biggest gift that can be given while travelling. I would recommend volunteering on Bali to anyone and everyone I meet.

Tara from Australia

I hope to return in 2012 and I recommend this as an English teaching placement to any person wanting an extremely rewarding experience in their lives. So Slukat Learning Center might be a small drop in a big pool, of Not For Profit organizations.

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Dominique from Holland

The students are enthusiastic, friendly, respectful and absolutely take away all your insecurities. SLC is run by caring founders who give a lot of thought how to set up a program for the students to give them optimum opportunity to have a good future. I respect that so much and I hope SLC may welcome a lot of children during it's existence.

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Lina from Sweden

I didn’t know what to expect, but like many other happenings in this amazing country it soon made me forget about any worries. As we arrived we were met by dozens of unfamiliar yet friendly faces and were offered sweets and food.

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Max Bouten from Netherlands

On the 4th of September 2014 I flew towards a new adventure in my life. Living and being an intern on Bali, Indonesia for six months. 

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Courtney Grafton from United States

"My time at Slukat Learning Center simply cannot be summarized—never in my life have I had such an exciting, dynamic, and moving experience in the span of only one month."

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Sophie Schad from Germany

"Many questions turned in my head before organizing this journey. Is it the right moment? Will my kids share my enthusiasm for Indonesia? Are they ready for this kind of experience? What has changed in Bali since my last visit 14 years ago? But then friends, relatives and something in me kept telling “just do it”! We actually did it and we will never regret this time."

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Greg Forthuber from United States

"I was a little nervous before I started teaching because I have never taught anything in a formal classroom environment.  I think it took me about a week to feel comfortable with the process of teaching.  The students were very helpful and easy to work with. They made this new experience very positive."

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