By, Andrea Monasterio, EBPP volunteer
Hi! Firstly, let me introduce myself. My name is Andrea and I am currently volunteering for EBPP. I work as an English teacher in Spain and I will come to the Ban office once a week to help during both the English lessons and the English Club, and help with social media and communication.
This is my first week and yesterday I got the opportunity to visit and get to know some of the EBPP schools for the first time. It was amazing seeing how much EBPP has helped throughout the years. Before their help, there was no contact between the different villages and the living conditions were really poor. Now, even though some of the tracks are rough to drive through, children can attend lessons in their local schools and their living conditions have been highly improved.
The area in which the schools and the main office is located is amazing, surrounded by nature and the two main mountains in Bali: Mount Agung and Mount Abang. This makes it beautiful but, as you can probably guess, difficult to access. The tracks are hard to drive and make the access between the schools difficult and bumpy.
It was lovely meeting all the enthusiastic teachers and students. Being in contact with people is what makes me happy and it was a truly rewarding experience seeing all their smiles and happy faces. You could see how motivated and excited to be in school they were.
There is no doubt EBPP has enormously helped these children and the community of the area in many different ways, but there is still much work to do. My question here is: how can you help us today?