These precious tools, Melati and Balakas, are worn by Balinese males during festivities and are actually used as tools. They are passed down from father to son and are very valuable to the family.
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Natalie, our intern in psychology at Jiwa Damai is an officer in the German army and a great athletic woman. She ran the famous 21 km Marathon in Bali with over 5000 participants. Next week she will also go to Java to participate in the Mount Bromo Nationale park marathon. Congratulations Natalie!
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Tyron, our German volunteer is showing Catherine, our Canadian volunteer his freshly acquired skills: how to remove the outer shell of the coconut. Upon which Catherine, using the local tools tries to open the precious nut to get to the flesh and the water.
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Kadek, one of our Balinese Team member is picking and packing the shells left after opening the coconuts in bags. We use them in our gardens or we sell them.
Tyron is opening the kernel of the coconut and Sabine our Austrian Yoga teacher is harvesting the precious water which makes a most nutrient rich drink.
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Jiwa Damai offers it Balinese and Indonesian Team English classes during their lunch break. Here you see Sabine, our volunteer teaching an enthusiastic student body. This class is for English beginners, we also offer one for a bit more advanced students.
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Taking good care of Jiwa Dama
i’s elephants. Shannon, our volunteer, and Sabine, our Austrian volunteer have taken on the task of cleaning one of our elephants lads from the dust fallout from the volcanic ash which came down a few months ago. The elephant lady is getting a thorough bath and cleaning to let her shine agin in her grey coat.
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