Indonesia is a nation renowned for its cultural diversity. A vast archipelago, it is comprised of some 17,000 islands and is home to over three hundred ethnic and religious groups.
Spend a week immersing yourself in the city of Yogyakarta, the cultural centre of Java, and build a home for a family in the community of Selopamioro. Along with a team of like-minded volunteers, you can provide a family with the long-term shelter and security they need for their future.
Whilst in Yogyakarta soak in the sights with visits to the awe-inspiring Borobodur Temple as well as exploring Jalan Malioboro, Yogyakarta’s traditional street markets.
A Global Village trip is a truly rewarding experience. Get your hands dirty on the worksite, interact with the families whose houses you are helping to construct, experience the country like an insider and do it all alongside a team of like-minded volunteers. No building experience is required – just a willingness to get your hands dirty!
The spread of development in Indonesia has been uneven, and there remain vulnerable groups of people living in poverty. Growing urbanisation means that access to housing will become a major challenge for Indonesia in the coming years. The current housing backlog in Indonesia is estimated at 6 million houses and is projected to rise by 1million houses every year.
Your team will help make a life changing impact in the
community of Selopamioro. Habitat, through a participatory approach, will actively engage the community, its leaders, and local
government in every aspect of the project from design to implementation, in order to ensure its quality and
The outcome of the project, which will
run over the next 5 years, is to increase the quality of life for over 3,000 community members through a variety of means, including constructing and repairing homes, building a new water
management system, bringing safe and clean water to the community as well as providing skills and knowledge
training in water management and health and hygiene.
Meet the team and your Habitat representatives in Yogyakarta and get to know each other over a welcome dinner
Take in the local sights and visit the beautiful temples of Borobodur
Meet your partner families and the Habitat build staff who will complete your safety briefing. Get started on your first day of building
Full days of building with the Rock the House crew
Final day of building, handover ceremony and dedication of the new home to your partner families. Finish the day with a dinner with the team to celebrate everything you have achieved
Depart for home or further adventures – many of our volunteers combine a build with travel to other exciting destinations
Click here for an information pack about the build that includes the project info, detailed itinerary, costs and stories from past volunteers – take some time to read about the build and see how you can help change the lives of families in need
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