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BAGOES CAMPS AT BALE TAU

3rd August, 2017 – Our friends from BaGoes came to Bale Tau on Thursday, bringing with them an energetic spirit and fun activities for the kids. They stayed for four days and camped in our organic gardens in tents and hammocks. We had camp fires and roasted bananas at night, and played

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Gardening Day in Bale Tau

Gardening can encourage the development and our attitude to love the environment. By taking time to garden, children will get to experience to learn how the plant grows, where fruit and vegetables come from, and learn the natural cycle of nature. Gardening encourages children to deal directly with their surroundings.

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Solar Energy in Bale Tau

We’ve been trialling our new ‘Sun King’ solar panel system for over two months now and we’re pleased to say that it’s working great! Even though the panel is small it’s proved to provide more than we need for three hanging lamps and also enough to charge phones every morning.

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World Environment Day at Bale Tau

  On the 5th of June CLEAR Community celebrated World Environment Day in fantastic, craftastic style at our very own Bale Tau. The day kicked off with a rigorous clean of the river that runs right alongside our land. The boys started work at 8am so as to avoid the

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Batukaras CLEAR Awards 2016

On March 6 2016 we held a Batukaras CLEAR Awards party celebrating all those who have been working together to support the environment in the Batukaras area and making CLEAR beach clean events and other activities  a success. The event included local government, community leaders, students and teachers of elementary /

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“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

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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

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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

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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

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