Written by Annisa, local volunteer, Bali When I got a job and moved to Buitan last year, I decided to volunteer with an organization near my workplace. When I applied, I thought I would just do it to kill the time after work. But that changed. After almost a year at IHF Bali Centre, this…… Continue reading My year with IHF
By Aditi, Co- Director, Medan. As we are coming close to the end of this year, we can’t help but reflect on all that has happened through the year at our education center; different workshops, special activities, classes, exams, graduation ceremonies, different festivals celebrated in togetherness, our housemother giving birth to a baby girl and…… Continue reading Capturing moments 2016: Medan
Written by Kristine, Co-Director, Jakarta. I now depart Indonesia after 308 days of living here. It’s been exactly 44 weeks of highs and lows, 10 months of ups and downs. And it’s time to say goodbye. To be perfectly honest, I’m ready to go but I cannot leave without acknowledging all the good that has…… Continue reading Peace Out, Indonesia
Written by Agata, Co-Director, Bali The day started extremely busy. We rolled up our sleeves and got to work. We wanted to make sure that everything would be ready before the kids show up. We set up the tables and cleaned up the floor, checked the certificates and the prizes just to make sure that…… Continue reading Just Pass It On!
Written by Annie, Work Study, Nakuru This past week I visited Egerton castle with Timothy, one of the kids from the center. The castle was built by English Lord, Maurice Egerton for his mistress during the years prior to Kenya’s independence from England. Lord Maurice Egerton was in love with a girl back in England.…… Continue reading My trip to Egerton Castle
Written by Kristine, Co-Director, Jakarta I was sick on my second night at Lake Toba and still can’t say exactly what was wrong. I put it down to that dodgy pork I ate for lunch that afternoon. It didn’t seem dodgy at the time, but in retrospect, I think that must have been it. All…… Continue reading In The Shadow Of A Volcano
Written by: Eva, Voluntourist, Bali My name is Eva, I’m a 53 years old teacher from Switzerland and I currently work at IHF Bali for four weeks as a voluntourist. When I arrived at the center, I was surprised that it’s located between a small Hindu and a small Muslim village. So every day I…… Continue reading Exploring Bali as a voluntourist
Written by Aditi, Co-Director, Medan The week began on a good note with a birthday celebration of one of our co-directors! A small surprise was planned for him; we cut the cake and had a good laugh together. During the week, Mehdi, another co-director at the center organized a stress management session for the children. …… Continue reading Moving ahead. Together!
written by: Robinson, Co-Director, Nakuru Today marks exactly one week that I have been at the IHF Nakuru Center, and the experience i have had is indeed amazing though there have been a few challenges along the way. I arrived to Nakuru from Nairobi on the 1st of November. Since it was my first visit…… Continue reading My first days in Nakuru
Written by: Kari, Voluntourist, Bali My volunteer position is unlike any other position for IHF. I was partnered with IHF through a program called Accounting for International Development, an organization based out of the UK that partners accountants with nonprofit organizations in developing countries. This means that I am working with IHF as more of…… Continue reading Learning to Teach