After six years in the making, AMISEWAKA – DLCC is celebrating its grand opening
The Amisewaka Desa Les Community Center in the village of Desa Les is dedicated to delivering vocational and life skills training to young people in Bali and its surroundings. The village of Desa Les, is a three-hour drive from Denpasar and home to about 8,000 people. Bali is one of 17,000 islands in the Indonesian archipelago and the most well-known. Bali is an agricultural island where at least 60% of the workers are employed in the tourism industry.
The DLCC aims to teach 80 students during the school year and create employment for approximately 25 people at the center.
At the DLCC we intend to offer young people between ages 15 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 positively move ahead in life.
Courses will focus on culinary arts, hospitality management, sustainable gardening, and cultural preservation. Our intention is to enable them to acquire skills that will provide employment opportunities in the dynamic tourism profession, effectively increasing their economic independence and improving the living conditions for them and for their families.
As an organization, contributing positively to communities across the globe is an important aspect of our work. For the past 18 years, we have driven our community activities through the Amicorp Community Foundation, creating successful projects in Chile, Curaçao, and Indonesia.
We recognize that our ambitious plans can only be realized if we pool our resources and mobilize the networks and relationships that we hold dear. We look forward to hearing from you to discuss how you can contribute.