Communities  Service Learning

Communities Service Learning

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In this module students will learn new ways to resolve conflicts : Improved problem-solving skills. Service-learning is a teaching and learning strategy that integrates meaningful community service with instruction and reflection to enrich the learning experience. It teaches civic responsibility and strengthens communities.

In the Malay tradition of “Gotong-royong” the participants will visit local village communities and experience first hand their culture and lifestyle. The students will themselves study issues, brainstorm and come up with plans and implement them to help the community. From the practical experience they will gain a variety of skills especially in the decision making process, communication and civic participation. The communities involved will participate as supervisors, collaborators and recipients. Service learning creates better understanding and respect between communities and students.

Sail to local fishing village and live among them. Students will get to interact with the islanders and will gain valuable insights into their culture and lifestyle. Along with learning valuable traditional skills like cast net fishing, rice planting, music, boat making and other traditional craft. They will brainstorm with the villages and volunteer their services with a community project. Service-learning is a teaching method that enriches learning by engaging students in meaningful service to their communities.

Young people apply academic skills to solving real-world issues, linking established learning objectives with genuine needs.They lead the process, with adults as partners, applying critical thinking and problem-solving skills to concerns such as hunger, pollution, and diversity. They may collect river water samples in and around the village area, tabulate their results, present it to the community and local authorities and together with the community undertake to clean the environment.

AIMS

  • Promotes learning through active participation in service experiences
  • Provides structured time for students to reflect by thinking, discussing and/or writing about their service experience
  • Provides an opportunity for students to use skills and knowledge in real-life situations
  • Extends learning beyond the classroom and into the community
  • Fosters a sense of caring for others
  • Enhancing the image of youth among the community
  • Strengthen communities
  • Instill good citizenship among the youth
  • Increased sharing of decision making

4 Days 3 Night Program

Day 1:

Arrival at Langkawi

Meet and greet with JungleWalla Representative

Transfer to hotel

Check in and rest

06.00pm: Talk by JungleWalla Speaker

07.30pm: Dinner & Briefing by JungleWalla

Day 2:

Breakfast at the hotel

08.00am: Community program starts

12.00pm: Lunch Break

02.00pm: Langkawi Island Tour07.00pm: Dinner

08.00pm: Talk by JungleWalla Speaker

09.00pm: End of program & rest

Day 3:

Breakfast at the hotel

10.00am: Briefing on games

10.15am: Games Starts

02.00pm: End of games

02.30pm: Lunch and Rest

03.00pm: Free and easy

Day 4:

Breakfast at the hotel

09.15am: Room check - pack up

09.30am: Briefing

10.00am: Cable Car Ride

11.15am: Cable car down

12.00am: Back at hotel for check out

12.30am: Lunch

13.30am: Coach Transfer

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Environmental Awareness

Environmental Awareness

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Marine Environments: The outdoor environment is the perfect classroom for the study of the natural world. The programs are designed to introduce the students to the wonders of the natural world in a fun, adventurous and scientific way.

The student will travel to several location around the Langkawi islands and focus on the differing rainforest, flora and fauna, marine with a graduation of rivers to estuaries to shoreline to sea grass and to coral reefs. They will learn the connection between the land and the sea and how what happens on land will affect the sea and subsequently the livelihoods of those that depend on the sea, be it the farmers,  fisherman or the tourism industry that Langkawi depends on.

They will learn aspects of biomimicry and participate in a workshop. They will conduct reef checks and other surveys and develop conservation project that they will continue to measure with all subsequent groups. They will discuss larger environmental issues like global warming and the effect that it will have on the delicate coral life.

AIMS

  • A new appreciation of their environments
  • Understanding the interconnectedness of nature
  • How up stream activities effect down stream and marine life
  • Understanding environmental issues
  • Learn the scientific method
  • Develop a biodiversity database
  • Undertake conservation project
  • To become stewards of the islands
  • Learn aspects of biomimicry

3 Days 2 Nights Program

 Day 1:

Arrival at Langkawi

Meet and greet with JungleWalla Representative

Transfer to hotel

Check in and rest

06.00pm: Talk by JungleWalla Speaker

07.30pm: Dinner & Briefing by JungleWalla

Day 2:

Early breakfast at the hotel

07.30am: Briefing by JungleWalla and trekking preparation

07.45am: Starts Jungle Trekking.

12.30pm: Lunch and rest

02.30pm: Environment appreciation program. (Conservation program)

07.30pm: Dinner & rest

09.00pm: Talk by JungleWalla Representative

10.30pm: Program ends

Day 3:

Breakfast at the hotel

09.15am: Room check - pack up

09.30am: Briefing

10.00am: Cable Car Ride

11.15am: Cable car down

12.00am: Back at hotel for check out

12.30am: Lunch

13.30am: Coach Transfer

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Character and Team building

Character and Team building

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With practice and proficiency they will gain in confidence of their individual abilities, leadership skills, an active understanding of the importance of teamwork in achieving common goals and feel the rewards of success.

The participant will learn the fundamentals of sailing and paddling skills. They will learn that sailing will require cooperation, discipline, teamwork and leadership. They will at times be outside their own comfort zones and have to make quick decisions to solve certain difficulties. It will bring the best out of the participants.

Student will learn to race sail and develop seamanship skills. During the sailing voyage the participant will learn to navigate and plot the passage by themselves. The participants will learn basic first aid skills while out in the wilderness with a focus on identifying dangers and risk. They will also learn basic C.P.R. and in the use of first aid equipment.

AIMS

Intrapersonal: Emotional and Individual

  • New confidence in oneself
  • Increased willingness to take risks
  • Improved self-concept
  • Enhanced leadership skills
  • Increased logical reasoning skills
  • Greater reflective thinking skills
  • Sense of awareness of surrounding

Interpersonal: Social and Group

  • Enhanced cooperation
  • More effective communication skills
  • Greater trust in others
  • Increased sharing of decision making

2 Days 1 Night Program

 Day 1:

Meet and greet with JungleWalla Representative

08.00am: Begins Team Building Activities

12.00pm: Lunch Break & rest

02.00pm: Nature exploration activities

06.30pm: Return to hotel, dinner & rest

08.00pm: Talk by JungleWalla representative

09.00pm: Group activities & Presentation

10.30pm: Program ends & rest

Day 2:

Breakfast at the hotel

09.15am: Room check - pack up

09.30am: Briefing

10.00am: Cable Car Ride

11.15am: Cable car down

12.00pm: Back at hotel for check out

12.30pm: Lunch

13.30am: Program ends

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