"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. 

 

The reason that I wanted to do my internship here, was to give something back to the world. Things like education come naturally to us in the west, but are nothing naturally in Asia.

 

Living on Bali at the Slukat Learning Centre has been an amazing experience. The people, the environment, the food, the culture, everything has been great. You will enjoy the memories you make during a trip like this for the rest of your life.The unconditional love and appreciation you get back from the locals and the students makes it worth every penny.