Month: February 2015

“Belajar Bersama” – Our Weekly “Learn Together” Club

We have started a weekly ‘learn-together’ session every Tuesday as part of the Green School initiative at our learning space, Bale ϕ Tau Batukaras. The kids learn a mixture of English Language, Environmental Studies and Creative Arts and Crafts. The sessions are in collaboration with Villa Monyet Batukaras who kindly give the class leader’s time for …

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Kids Recycling Arts and Crafts – ‘Ngabuburrit’ and ‘Buka Bersama’

The month of Ramadan is not the best time to organise beach cleaning because people are fasting and would get too thirsty and hungry, so instead we made an afternoon ‘Ngabuburrit’ art and craft event at Bale ϕ Tau, our new community space for Belajar Bersama (‘learning-together’). Around 80 kids of all ages came along …

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Traditional Wedding – Our Opening Event at Bale ϕ Tau

Our first major event at Bale ϕ Tau was a unusual mix of traditional Sundanese (regional culture) wedding ceremony and live reggae concert! The wedding opened with the traditional Upacara Adat ceremony involving martial arts and role-playing theatre, which was followed by traditional artists performing Pencak Silat martial arts, Jaipong dance and Ronggeng dance, with live music …

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Sand Warriors return… with new recruits joining the war on waste….

  Our second community beach clean turned out to be an even more resounding success than the first! On the 30th March we were joined by over 200 people from the local community, including schools and other local organisations. Great work everyone! 😀 The fact that the 30th March was in the middle of a …

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Creating Space to Learn Together – Bale ϕ Tau – Our New Community Building

Construction of Bale ϕ Tau, our community centre for ‘learning together’ (‘belajar bersama’), has been a great experience this year. It is a very simple building based around local vernacular design and built by hand without electricity on-site using traditional construction techniques… …plus a few added twist and turn design evolutions 🙂 … ϕTau (Phi …

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Beachside Acoustic Fundraiser Helping Victims of Volcano Eruption

Our Valentines Acoustic music event fell on the day of the eruption of mount Kelud in central Java, which was only a couple weeks after the devasting eruption at Mount Sinabung in Sumatra, so we made our music event a fundraiser for victims of the eruptions. The event was brimming with warm vibes and sweet …

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