Bandung & Bali

Be the change you want to see! Join Rumah Cemara and its partners to bring hope and support to people living with HIV.

Trip Summary

Indonesia, a Southeast Asian nation made up of thousands of volcanic islands, is home to hundreds of ethnic groups speaking many different languages. It’s known for beaches, volcanoes, Komodo dragons and jungles sheltering elephants, orangutans and tigers. Indonesia is well-known for its biodiversity upland and underwater. The highland of Bandung is well known for its natural attractions, clothing shops, cafes and historical buildings. You’ll also learn first-hand about the very real social challenges where many of young people got infected with HIV/AIDS and drug addicts and experience how soccer is helping them overcome their difficulties.

Discover a not very well-known country, and have the opportunity to learn about Indonesian culture and challenges of the country. Enjoy untouched nature in your excursion to Tangkuban and at Sacred Forest Monkey Sanctuary in Ubud.

Rumah Cemara, your local host in Indonesia, has developed an approach to help living with HIV by providing them with psychosocial support and creating a series of partnerships with other organizations to strenghten their capacity to change society and fight the stigma of HIV.

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Sample Itinerary

DAY 1: Depart for Jakarta, Indonesia.

DAY 2: Arrival and transfer to Bandung. Check in at hotel. Welcome meeting and briefing with Rumah Cemara. Introductory briefing about Indonesia - customs, cultures and social issues. Training sessions with local coaches (vulnerable) and young children.

DAY 3: Excursion to Tangkuban Perahu, iconic active volcano just outside Bandung. the third half curriculum workshop #1 - Global Citizenship and the Sustainable Development Goals. Friendly match with Rumah Cemara Alumni. Dinner at a traditional local restaurant.

DAY 4: ‘Boxing for Life’ session with Rumah Cemara coaches. the third half curriculum workshop #2 - Conscious Leadership. Traditional barbeque dinner. Sharing and learning session with Rumah Cemara coaches.

DAY 5:  Fly to Bali, check in to hotel, rest and relax. Visit to Yayasan Gaya Dewata is a community-based, non-profit organization providing HIV/AIDS education, prevention, care and support programmes, sexual health and empowerment programmes for the LGBTQ community in Bali. Dinner by the beach.

DAY 6: Visit Sacred Forest Monkey Sanctuary at Ubud. Visit to Yakeba, local organization providing support for individuals suffering from drug and alcohol addiction.

DAY 7: Visit to the iconic GWK Cultural Park. the third half curriculum workshop #3 - Sustainable Development Goal #3: Good Health and Wellbeing for all. Friendly match with Rumah Cemara Homeless Team. Beach time.  Farewell dinner BBQ with Homeless World Cup team and Rumah Cemara’s staff.

DAY 8:

Morning Check out of hotel and transfer to airport. Fly home.

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Rumah Cemara

Rumah Cemara was formed in January 2003 by 5 recovering drug users who wanted to create a safe space for other people who use drugs to better their lives. At the time, HIV incidence among people who inject drugs was really high, and therefore Rumah Cemara also started to providing psychosocial support for people living with HIV. The organisation recognises the importance of having an inclusive society as stigma and discrimination in the community continues to become a major barrier for people living with HIV and other key populations to access life-saving health services. Therefore, Rumah Cemara started to develop inclusive approach through popular activities such as sports, arts, music and other cultural activities to enable a supportive environment where people can learn without having the fear of stigma and discrimination.


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