These Strangers Teach Children of Arborek Papua English and Indonesian – There was an interesting sight when visited Arborek Village, Raja Ampat Regency, West Papua. There were seen foreign tourists teaching English and Indonesian to children.

They are foreign tourists from the Netherlands Iris Uijttewaal and Joyce. Using tools such as small whiteboards and markers as well as laptops, they actively teach the children of Kampung Arborek.

“I have been in Indonesia since 2014 and have been back and forth to Indonesia several times,” said Iris, who sounded fluent in Indonesian with a Papuan accent.

Iris and Joyce love Indonesia very much and want to give something to the locals by teaching them knowledge of the language. Previously Iris lived and taught diving in Komodo and then moved to Raja Ampat.

Both of them through the Barefoot Foundation, open teaching classes for foreign tourists and local residents such as Indonesian language classes, Foreign Language classes, coral reef and marine ecosystem knowledge classes, professional diving classes and swimming classes as an alternative to sustainable tourism.

In addition, the Barefoot Foundation also opened lodging and beautiful marine tourism in Arborek Village.

Arborek is one of the tourism villages that is included in the 50 best tourist villages in the Indonesian Tourism Village Award (ADWI).

To get to Arborek Tourism Village it takes about 1.5 – 2 hours drive from Sorong port by speedboat. Although taking a long travel time, it is paid off with a charming natural panorama.

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