INTEGRATing education & FUN!
The Kalabia program was designed to incorporate hands-on interactive education activities with inspiring lessons, pride campaigns, and a fun, camp-like atmosphere in an intensive multi-day course for elementary school children in Raja Ampat.
PARTNER WITH US
We invite you to support our education team to help student participants get all they can out of this unique educational experience.
A passionate, dedicated, charismatic, local education team
Kalabia Educators are all "CHILDREN OF RAJA AMPAT". This has been key to the success of the KALABIA program, as they can facilitate and communicate effectively because of their innate understanding of the culture and languages in the region. The language of delivery isn't what's important - the understanding of the messages is!
The locally-recruited education team have undergone an intensive training and capacity-building program - they may not have been teachers or marine scientists prior to joining Kalabia, but their passion for the preservation of the resources they consider their people's heritage translates easily to their students - whether elementary school kids, high school students, or other teachers!
TEACHERS, ADMINISTRATORS AND CREW AT Kalabia ARE UNITED IN THEIR BELIEF THAT ALL RAJA AMPAT CHILDREN:
Have the power to learn & deserve unique educational opportunities
Are curious & creative
Learn best through interactive activities in nature and in their own cultural context
Will play essential roles in their Raja Ampat communities and as such require a basic ecological literacy such as that provided by the Kalabia program
'BENEFITS-ADDED' : KALABIA EDUCATORS ARE
INSPIRATIONAL ROLE-MODELS FOR LOCAL STUDENTS!
No two students have exactly the same skills or learning style. That’s why the Kalabia program incorporates a varied and inclusive set of lessons and activities, all cohesively integrated with the Papuan coastal culture!