Geko Local Expert
I’m the six generation of the original people of Mundok who came from the Gobleg kingdom, a strong mountain tribe who migrated after a volcanic eruption that covered their homes and plantations.
When I was a young boy, I heard from my grandfather and the other elders about the Dutch colonial times. High up on Mundok’s upper road ridge, the Dutch General made his resting place enjoying the view of the valley and Singaraja in the distance. Over time, the Dutch greatly influenced the people and prosperity of Mundok.
I enjoyed learning about the old times, and now, am happy to teach you how the Dutch have brought unique architecture and agriculture to this region of Bali. Your contribution will also help educate the under privileged children here in Mundok. 10% of your payment will go directly to Hold Their Hand : www.lingkarpelangi.com, a small local project started by one of my tourism mates in this village. We thank you for your care.
Nyoman is "Giving Back" and We Want to Help
“My background is a farming family, with two brothers and one sister. I have one wife and 2 children. We have a little rice field that my mother looks after with someone from our village. My late father was born in 1942, he told us a lot of the history from the colonial age when the Dutch and Japanese were in Bali. My goal is “I WANT TO DO MY BEST, best for everybody. Your contribution will also help educate the under privileged children here in Mundok. 10% of your payment will go directly to Hold Their Hand (holdtheirhand.wordpress.com), a small local project started by one of my tourism mates in this village. We thank you for your care.”
During his treking from village to village in the Munduk region, Komang assists in finding children who need sponsorship. He informs Ady who then goes to meet the child and assesses the need. Then Komang will assist in delivering supplies to the child or school. Ady, who met Komang in the Tourism Association of Mundok - not in high school - does not receive a salary or percentage in this NGO project (I dont think Komang gets anything for this either, just reward in heart). He apparently has done well in the past with tourism develpment in the Northern Bali Lake region near Buan. He just wants to help others. He's another person who lives for karma by doing "karma yoga" - helping without question, award or gain.
“Thank you to our many guests over the years who have contributed pens, pencils, and notebooks to fuel Swallow Guesthouse's commitment to assist small rural educational projects like Hold Their Hand in Munduk. Ady and team are doing a wonderful service with big hearts reaching out to the children high up in the volcanic mountain region where schooling is difficult to obtain. Let's continue to help each other help! See you soon with more supplies!!“
-Geko Treker, Dec 2014
Letter of Appreciation