People's Experiences

Check out the thoughts of past volunteers. 

"Definitely one of the best experiences in my life and I'm so glad I did it. Andar and his family are really welcoming and friendly and life in Bangko Palut is simple yet fulfilling. Time with the kids is so fun and they are so eager to learn. I loved listening to their stories and Andar's dreams for them. This is an experience worth sharing with more people."




"Where to even begin about my time here! I went thinking I could give something back teaching English and quickly realised how much I was learning from the children. It's a beautiful place to live and I feel so privileged to have had such a heart warming experience. The worst part was having to leave and I wish I'd had more time to spend there. As someone who's been travelling solo for three months, this is the best thing I've done so far."




"One of the best experiences in my life! We stayed there for three weeks teaching English, playing with the kids, climbing coconut tress, swimming, enjoying the local food, shopping in the traditional market and enjoying amazing sunsets. Life in Bangko Palut is pure and simple. People nowadays make their lives more complicated and forget to smile, but this place is a good example of how people can be happy and satisfied with little. Thank you, and God bless you all!"




"Andar and the kids welcomed me so warmly and I felt like part of the community. Surrounded by beautiful beaches and crystal clear waters, this is a great way to combine volunteering, travelling and having an authentic experience in Lombok!"




"The afternoons spent with the kids are the most fun I've ever had. After the first day I thought that I couldn't remember the last time I'd smiled and laughed so much!! They are hilarious, kind, smart kids who are so eager to learn and play. We played on the beach, collected snails, had lessons, played games, danced, and much more! These kids are the best part of the experience!"


Ell Jay


"After spending a month in Lombok I wanted to discover more of the culture and get closer to the locals. This experience exceeded my expectations! Andar and his family are open minded and tolerant and I can only recommend that everyone spends some time  in the heart of Lombok's culture."




"The highlight of my Indonesian adventure and definitely the best experience I've ever had during my years of travel. It's about giving instead of taking. I hope there are more people who can come and do as we did."




"I spent a week with Andar and his beautiful family and was made to feel at home immediately. The village is set in a beautiful spot with three beaches within walking distance. The kids are great and very eager to learn and play. A must do if you're looking for an authentic sasak experience while in Lombok!"