"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


Leonie from Germany

"I didn't really have a picture in mind what to expect from the students, more or less I just turned up here and figured out how the kids are. They are great! Everybody is always smiling when they meet you, very polite and respectful. It is a lot of fun teaching them."


I'm from Stuttgart, Germany. I've finished my studies at the university of education last summer (I am a professional teacher of English, Arts and German for kids between 10 and 16) and I was looking for a voluntary project somewhere around the globe, somehow one of my friends commented on a picture of a former volunteer at Slukat and I decided to have a closer look at the homepage which is really good... a lot of happy faces, kids as well as volunteers. The programm offered me the possibilities to connect my two passions teaching and traveling...and Bali seemed to be a great destination to go to and it is great! Further the first contact with the manger was very positive and gave me the security to come here.

I'm going to be a teacher so my interrests in teaching have been there before and I also had some experience from diverse internships but moreover it's a nice place to try out what I have learned about teaching at University. In total I stay 6 weeks in Bali, 5 are already over.

The students are great! It's very nice to see that the kids are eager to study and they really like the place. The English level of the students differ widely. The smaller kids are beginners and have just started to study English, they know the basics, and everytime they understand a little more, to teach them is also about entertaining them, playing games, singing songs...it's important that they have fun otherwise they wouldn't come here anymore. The intermediate class is able to hold conversations and you can start to become more detailed and the kids are able to express some of theri thoughts. The advanced class is very good and I was surprised how high their English level is. I really enjoy teaching them because it is mostly a conversation/discussion about different topics. I have learned a lot about the Balinese traditions from them. They are very open-minded and interressted in different cultures. Whenever I ask them about something conncerning their traditions and customs, they ask me "How is it in Germany?". The most interessting and fascinating topic for me was "family" with the advanced class. I learned a lot about the family life in Bali which differs in most parts from the family life in Germany.

I didn't really have a picture in mind what to expect from the students...more or less I just turned up here and figured out how the kids are. They are great! Everybody is always smiling when they meet you, very polite and respectful. It is a lot of fun teaching them.