In Bali, I volunteered to teach English to help ease myself into travelling alone and I can confidently say that it worked! But what I really want to talk to you about in this post is the actual volunteering.
As part of the volunteer to teach English program I was on I volunteered in a few different places: a Muslim school, tourism school, kindergarten, local community school and a couple of local primary schools. Here are a few photos-
What I loved about teaching English was that I knew I was helping and making a difference in these children’s lives. I was part of helping them better their education, by learning English these children were becoming more employable and had more of a chance to get a better job. Especially as Bali is becoming more and more touristy.
You can see the smiles on their faces; they are happy to be at school, to be learning and have access to a good education.
I spent the mornings in different schools and the afternoons teaching a local community school. These are the children that I really got to know and become friends with.
Wulan, a 9-year-old girl who wants to become a lawyer. She was fascinated by my dimple on my face and I taught her about it and how to say the word. Something little, but I’ll always remember.
On my last day volunteering, I was genuinely upset to leave them but I am incredibly happy and thankful that I have been part of their English Language journey. I really felt good about helping them.