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PROGRAM POLICY

We pay great care about providing participants with experience that really enhance their lives in responsible way

VOLUNTEERING IN INDONESIA

Our programs are in support of United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all

 

We work closely with the society to contribute to their development through our programs. Given the scale of impact in our work, we take great care in what we do and pay serious attention to our actions in every step of the way, from the development process to the implementation in the field. We ensure that all of our initiatives follow a responsible standard of practice, and we continuously strive for improvement as we progress.

SOCIAL POLICY

Our organization collaborates with local communities to further their development amidst the challenges and shortcomings that they face.

We aim to preserve the traditional wisdoms and ways of life by applying innovative methods to ensure its sustainability.

Prior to their arrival, volunteers are given a “Welcome to Indonesia” handbook, a guide document containing the general information about the country, as well as its social, political, and cultural condition.

Our programs equip volunteers with intercultural orientations prior to their departure for their volunteering destination. These orientations will be facilitated by local intercultural experts.

Volunteers are expected to learn, adapt to, and be involved in the local culture and activities during their stay. They are briefed prior to their arrival, during their arrival, and when they return home, in order to facilitate the process of cultural exchange.

ECONOMIC POLICY

Our programs collaborate with local communities’ effort to improve their economic conditions. Volunteers are assigned to project sites to contribute to the community’s cause first-hand. The programs’ activities focus on creative economy in the area, depending on the potential of their resources. Volunteers may be involved in developing the means of creative economy, or in the case of pre-established businesses, be involved in their daily operations

Our community service projects encourage volunteers to provide facilitations in capacity building workshops, in order to assist underprivileged members of the community in pursuing higher education or securing better job opportunities.

Our organization employs local agents within the community for our tour activities and chartered transport. We also support small businesses in the area by staying in family-run accommodations and eating at local eateries.

Our volunteers are supported with a dedicated facilitator from the organization of their volunteer placement, who are financially subsidized from the volunteer’s paid program fee.

ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY

Our application process is done entirely online. Applicants’ required documents are uploaded into our system for submission. Correspondence with applicants are also conducted online.

We strongly support environmentally friendly practices in our community service projects. The programs that we run are tailored to protect the local environment, both in the form of environmental conservation projects and other activities that are self-sustainable in its nature, such as:

  • Developing permaculture garden, in order to promote sustainable agriculture in Lumajang, East Java
  • Artisan food production, using traditional methods of producing food and spices in Ende, Flores.
  • Work in collaboration with honeybee farmers to conserve honeybees, which are decreasing in population all over the world.
  • Volunteers who are placed in the deaf-mute community in Bali are expected to facilitate workshops in managing waste and maintaining the environment.
  • Our program in Belgium challenges volunteers to create and manage art exhibitions in an art site that are eco-friendly and self-sustainable.

We minimize the use of paper by printing documents in moderation and prioritizing the use of soft copies whenever possible. We also limit the printed copies of our brochures.

Our staff are encouraged to take public transport instead of personal vehicle to work. Currently, nearly all of our staff opt to do the former.

Each destination has their own unique environmental characteristics, and our staff and volunteers will be briefed by the local facilitator on saving water and energy during their stay, as well as care for the local wildlife and ecosystems.

CHILD PROTECTION POLICY

We believe that every child matters and that child protection requires everyone to take responsibility. We recognize that the care, protection and welfare of children is paramount and that all children have the right to be protected from all types of harm. Given that some of our programs work closely with children or have an impact on them, we also have a vital duty to care for the children at hand. This includes a duty to protect children from harm or risk of harm as a result of:

  • misconduct by our staff, volunteers, or partners
  • poor practice of child protection effort itself
  • the poor design of our programs and operations.

We aim to achieve this through compliance with Indonesian child protection laws and the relevant laws in each of the countries where we operate and by adhering to Article 19 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) 1989. This convention defines a child as anyone who has not reached their 18th birthday irrespective of the age of majority in the country where the child is, or in their home country.

We at Go Global Indonesia are committed to:

  • valuing, respecting and listening to children
  • recognizing and promoting children’s best interests
  • ensuring all necessary checks are made when recruiting staff and volunteers
  • maintaining strong child protection systems and procedures for staff and volunteers
  • providing training for and a common understanding of child protection issues to inform planning
    and practice to our staff and volunteers
  • sharing information about child protection and good practice with children and parents/carers,
    as well as staff, volunteers, and partners who will be working with them
  • sharing information about any concerns with the relevant agencies and involving adults and
    children appropriately
  • providing effective management for staff, volunteers, and partners through clear processes,
    supervision, and support
  • report and respond to all child abuse incidents to the appropriate body of authority.

We will provide adequate and appropriate resources to implement this policy and will ensure it is
communicated and understood.