In remote locations such Raja Ampat Islands, it proves difficult to provide full modern educational systems. Schools teaching full organised curriculums are rare and resources are generally bare minimum.
Raja Ampat Biodiversity Eco Resort employs a Full time English teacher for the local Yenbeser Village School. His main role is to teach English to the school children in the mornings and advanced students in the afternoon: English teacher in Yenberser
We have also donated over 100 English learning text books, providing a tool for every student in Yenbeser to help formalise, guide and enhance the learning process.
English is the international language of business, the language of the digital world, and of course, the tourist industry. Through providing an education in English we hope to open up opportunities both local and further afield for the young people of Raja Ampat and that this additional learning will go some way to improving ability to communicate clearly, thus enabling them to protect their families, the interests of the local community and their environment for generations to come.
Our aim is to provide a community driven program with creative learning to help improve the employment opportunities for these children in later years and hope that with empowerment and support they’ll have a bright future ahead of them.
In April 2018 Raja Ampat Biodiversity Eco Resort Raja Ampat made its first donation of books to Yenbeser School. This is a small step towards a much greater ambition – to create a whole library of English books for use in English Education across all ages in Yenbeser. Unfortunately the options available in Sorong or even other areas of Indonesia are very limited. Everyone should have the opportunity to read, whatever their circumstances. We aim to provide quality books which meet the needs of the children in Yenbeser, helping with English education and increasing learning capacity for long-term impact.
From May 2018 we are asking guests to donate books, old and new, to the library. Whatever you can bring along with you will be put to great use. We would like to ask guests to bring culturally appropriate books suitable for ages up to a native English speaking age of 7 years, with emphasis on the middle ground – 3-5 years. In return we’ll keep you up to date with news of all our community projects through our quarterly newsletter.
For more information about what to bring, please click here to contact us.
We hope to make further announcements soon about the extension of this project – watch this space for more information!
Because local schooling in Indonesia can be somewhat of a traditional affair, we help lighten things up to show school isn’t just for learning by rote – it’s for having fun too! Around June/July at the end of every school year our expert Gamesmaster (and Assistant Manager), Fadly Dehi, delivers an awesome day of fun and games for the children of Yenbeser School, which culminates in extreme overexcitement, a good dose of screaming, and the opportunity for the children to throw rather a lot of water over their friends and teachers. Biodiversity sponsor the day with equipment and prizes.