Desa Les Community Center

Between 2014 and 2016 the Amicorp Community Foundation built 725 kamar mandi (a simple bathhouse) for underprivileged families in Les, it was clear that the needs of the people of Les went beyond that of just having proper toilets and bathhouses.

To make an impact we needed to do something more – something that would offer the young people better opportunities to find work, and ultimately give them a better chance to move ahead in life itself. As tourism is the key driver of the Bali economy, we decided on a vocational skill training center. And the plan for the Desa Les Community Center (DLCC) was born – a skills training center for young people of Les.

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Each day brings us one-step closer

Our dream project, the Amisewaka Desa Les Community Center in the village of Desa Les, is a three hour drive from Denpasar and home to about 8,000 people. Many of these are young people with limited opportunities for a future.

We intend to offer young people between ages 17 and 23 from lower or no income families the opportunity to access high-quality vocational and life skills training. This training will be offered for a minimal cost and with this the opportunity for them to overcome obstacles and move ahead in life. Courses will focus on culinary, sustainable gardening, Living Values Education, and cultural preservation. Our intention is to enable the local youngsters to acquire skills that will provide employment opportunities in a dynamic tourism profession which will effectively increase their economic independence enabling them to improve the living conditions for them and for their families.

The Center

Our goal is to build a “green as economically viable” center, with wastewater and permaculture gardens, full recycling, green roofs, appropriate lighting, solar energy, rainwater catchment tanks and more.

In 2016 we purchased a piece of land in the village of Les, Buleleng Regency in North Bali. A verdant plot full of rambutan fruit and coconut trees and most importantly in close proximity to the local people. We are working closely with on-island energy consultants and conservationist and our aim is to be an example to the entire community of a truly green environment.

The center will include 10 classrooms, meeting and event spaces for non-profit organizations to rent whilst in North Bali, a performance pavilion that could also be used for meetings.

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