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Many young students find math and sciences to be very difficult and uninteresting, especially due to limited resources. However, little do they know that math and sciences are vital to our everyday lives. Help inspire the future leaders in science by creating fun activities to spark their interests and holding workshops to develop their literacy!

Program Overview

Ruang Belajar Aqil runs its community service projects based on research. This program particularly focuses on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) and how it contributes to the local community’s development. You will work with a team to observe a community and engage in discussions to identify the issue to be overcome through collaboration. Gain a plethora of first-hand experience in collaborating with partner communities, as well as managing the organization in its headquarters that will surely prepare you for a competitive professional future!

Project Details

Ruang Belajar Aqil is a youth-driven sustainable development community based in Malang, East Java. The organization assists in researching market demands and facilitating learning process for underserved communities on need-based projects. This program aims to improve these communities’ technological literacy, their ability to utilize that in their daily lives, and to innovate new tools using their existing resources.

As an international volunteer, you will join this tight-knit mini-society in tackling the daily tasks of the organization, such as archiving,  and making inventories. You will also take part in elementary school science fairs to spark young students’ interest in STEM, organize fun science-related events for after-school/weekend activities, assist in workshops about digital and technological literacy, and encourage our future scientists and engineers to pursue their dreams!

Highlights of this program include:

  • Organize science fairs in local schools
  • Assist in workshops on digital and technological literacy
  • Collaborate on simple tech/engineering innovations that will help local community’s daily lives
  • Raise public awareness on the importance of STEM

The team at AFS Indonesia are looking forward to discussing the programmes with you and can be reached on 0207 097 4705 between 8am and 3pm.

Alternatively apply now and we’ll call you back.

Program Details

  • Program Type
    • Volunteering
  • Location
  • Program for an individual or for a group
  • Program highlights
    • Working with various issues at hand in the community service projects
    • Becoming a part of a tight-knit organisation and community
    • Helping dedicated student volunteers and seasoned experts
    • Honing research skills, as well as communication and public engagement skills
    • Experiencing life in a completely different culture

What's included in your experience

  • Host Family Placement
  • 24/7 Emergency Support
  • Meals
  • Assistance with Application Process
  • Global Competence Certificate
  • Continuous Support
  • Orientations during your time abroad
  • Access to Alumni Network
  • Worldwide Presence
  • 70 Years Experience
  • Individual Contact Person
  • Airport Pick-up
  • Domestic Transport
  • Visa Application Assistance
  • Community Service Placement
  • Language Instruction

What you are responsible for

  • Airfare
  • Visa and Passport Fees
  • Medical Insurance
  • Vaccinations