"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


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."


Let me add a few sentences to my son's report.

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.

That’s what the spirit of Slukat Learning Center is about. You can achieve so much with energy, motivation, ideas and commitment.

When I recall the month we spent there, a whole series of pictures turn in my head.

Slukat’s students sitting in class one hour before the lesson starts, looking at books, eager to learn. Our daughter’s 10th birthday party with Slukat’s staff, other volunteers and with Mr. Agung Rai, Mrs. Ayu Pramitasari Arvian and their relatives: a unique wonderful evening with people of different generations, nationalities, casts, religions and social backgrounds sitting together, eating and laughing. Our older son very proud, bringing back the fish he caught with friends and asking me to cook it. Our younger son helping to water the flowers and taking part in his first English class together with Balinese kids. Our daughter laughing and teaching her friends to count in German in front of our bungalow. The classroom in the garden with the good mood, laughter and interesting discussions with the advanced students.

And finally our last day: the ocean of tears singing together our songs with the elementary students. Indira and Gung Sri coming to say goodbye. Dinner with the other volunteers in front of our bungalow: a wonderful time with people from different nationalities and generations.

Back in Germany we follow every few days what’s happening in Slukat and we are happy for every new idea which is being implemented in order to enhance the student’s chances for a better future.