Hello! My name is Amy Barn, I am 17 years old and I plan to go to Bali from the 1st to 29th June 2019, where I will be volunteering in a small school, teaching English to children, aged 3-14 years old. I will be going with a company called Plan My Gap Year and staying in a town called Tabanan with some other people of a similar age, who I will meet there. During the days, I will be teaching basic English to and looking after classes, which will vary in age throughout the four weeks I'm there. I have my weekends free to explore Bali and close-by islands, such as Gili, which I have planned a weekend trip to. I plan to visit the Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary, the Tirta Empul temple complex, intricately carved Goa Gajah (Elephant Cave) and GunungKawi with its rock-cut shrines, as well as embracing the local foods and culture.
Although I have two part-time jobs (outside of school), funding this trip has proven to be quite difficult, especially because my Dad is unemployed, and my Mum only works part-time. I really don't want this to stop me from going to Bali because I think it will be an amazing experience and I hope I can make a difference whilst I'm out there.