- Sep 28, 2014
Something else to consider is if by giving a service for free are you taking away income, or potential income, to a local teacher/tutor. Teaching on the side is very common for teachers in Bali, it's more likely you would pair up with a local teacher and just help out in their already established lessons. I be very surprised if anyone from immigration would have a problem with this. You're not really teaching, you're just a guest.
Sounds like a good tack to take DPS House. I'll certainly keep that in mind.
I've done a fair bit of this and I enjoyed it, but the novelty does wear off after a few sessions in a class room with no AC, high humidity, and the obligation to wear long trousers, shoes and socks (teachers mustn't wear shorts or sandals apparently).
I lived in Bali back in 2002, and know how they operate. I intended donating a few computers, old ones of mine that I'd had wiped clean, but still functional, and a LOT better than none in the school, to the village school as my way of becoming part of the community, but then the demands started, and would have become progressively more expensive to fulfill. As a consequence, they got nothing, not even the computers, no jobs in the project I was going to undertake, no ongoing jobs, gardeners, housekeepers, etc. There is such a thing as being a little too greedy.
Can't believe Markit would wear trousers