We are a local-based non-profit organization called Community development Center or CDC Sembalun located in the base of majestic Rinjani volcano.
Our organization was officially established in early 2009 but we have been working long before that. Our main focus on community development through self-motivated programs has resulted in a significant change in enhancing our community`s quality of life. By the time, new ideas and perspectives have enlarged our area of concern encompasses education, environmental conservation, organic farming, entrepreneurship, ecotourism, skills, and creativity.
What we do
As a local-based nonprofit organization, we are working with the grass root hand in hand with the local government and related NGOs, as we believe that development should position its people as an actor instead of object. We continue believing that we should humbly make one step backward by asking them what they need and how they want to meet those needs
To enforce the local economic growth and sustainability, our organization also established several self-sustained business units by supervising our local partner in creative work.
Skills and Creativity
In order to explore the hidden skill and creativity of the community especially younger generation, we conduct trainings in the form of creative works towards local resources balanced-utilization
We are working independently providing alternative education in the forms of after school free English classes for school-age kids, Guides and Porters, and Housewives, Illiteracy alleviation and encouraging literacy
Area mapping and supervising the self-supporting community group on their activities in the Rinjani Mountain National Park Lombok and the area around it.
We are aware of the vast changes encountered by our community, for that reason we introduce several initiatives to help them prepare.
- Building awareness on the impact of development in the form of information and technology
- Expose them to the outside world trough our volunteering program where they are given a chance to experience the glimpse of different culture and way of life and vice versa.
- Gain new ideas and broader perspectives by interacting with various cultures world wide