Sekaa Teruna : Traditional Youth Organization in Bali PDF Print E-mail

Active ImageAlmost all Balinese youths either live in the island of Bali or outside are belong to the traditional youth organizations. Every hamlet (banjar) in has its own traditional youth organization, well known in Bali as Sekaa Taruna (derives from the words “sekaa” means “group” and “teruna” means “youth”. Each sekaa teruna has its own name, usually derived from Sanskrit word that its meaning varied from clearly connected “benevolent youth” to the obscure “immortal four”.

Sekaa teruna is considered to be the council of junior hamlet members. The members of the sekaa teruna are always the children of its own hamlet members; it cannot take members from other hamlets.

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