Award Winning Balinese Resort promotes new Academic Concept

Award Winning Balinese Resort promotes new Academic Concept
August 5, 2013 Arton Kabashi

In its concern for the education and well-being of children in the local communities surrounding the hotel, Green Globe Member, the Maya Ubud Resort & Spa, in collaboration with Gita International Yoga conducted a workshop for the teachers at SD No.2 Pejeng Kawan to enhance their awareness of the “Learning by Doing” application in the educational process.

The Maya Ubud Resort & Spa in Bali is one of the Green Leaders in the Travel & Tourism industry, and as part of their ongoing CSR initiatives, this property is immersed in a number of activities and charitable organizations that give back to the community. Many schools are still not aware of how to create a learning environment, stimulating for children to form good study habits and overcome difficulties. The new academic concept, introduced in the “Learning by Doing” workshop, focuses on making the learning process for young children more attractive, joyful and fun.

At the commencement of the program, Ms. Dianne Lucas, Director of Gita International Yoga received a warm welcome from the Principal Ms. Desak Nyoman Suasti of SD No. 2 Pejeng Kawan, to share her enormous teaching experience.

The purpose of the workshop was to enable the teachers to apply their teaching skills in a more creative and interesting way, in a relaxed and comfortable environment, and to instill in the teachers an awareness of the importance of a “Learning by Doing” technique, in which teachers are required to use a more visual approach in their teaching methods to enable their students to more easily comprehend the lesson being taught.

Following the program, Gita International Yoga delighted the children by donating a substantial number of books, stationery items, and other learning aids and materials to support the means and media of communication between teachers and students in defining a more efficient learning process.


About Maya Ubud Resort & Spa
The Maya Ubud Resort & Spa sits between the Petanu River valley and the verdant rice fields of Peliatan. Bali’s award winning Maya Ubud Resort & Spa is a masterpiece of contemporary wonder and ethnic chic. Natural colors and local materials have been blended to harmonize with the environment; three exceptional restaurants offer specialties from around the world, combined with organic cuisine, and the delightful accommodations include individual Balinese-style villas, many of which boast private plunge pools. The ten hectare tract of land is a tranquil haven of tropical gardens and 108 architect-designed luxury guest rooms and villas. Shaded by verdant jungle foliage, the enchanting Spa at Maya offers exotic and invigorating treatments in calm seclusion in its thatched pavilions overhanging the swirling waters of the Petanu River as it carves its way through the valley below. Favored by honeymooners and holiday makers alike, Maya Ubud is an ideal choice for those looking for luxurious facilities in a special piece of untouched Bali; a wedding destination or a romantic hideaway, where guests can experience peace and tranquility in beautiful surroundings with personalized service and excellent food.

Angga Respathy Hsu
E-Commerce & Social Media Manager
Maya Ubud Resort & Spa
Jalan Gunung Sari Peliatan
Ubud, Bali 80571
Phone +62 361 977888
Fax +62 361 977555

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