Raise awareness of children and young on environmental protection and make school available to everyone
Indonesia is the 3rd largest CO2 emitter in the world. A large share of this pollution is related to deforestation. Indonesia has the highest and fastest rate of forest and mangrove loss in the world. The country hosts ¼ of mangrove forests globally, but it has already lost 40% of it. When it comes to the ocean, several marine zones have been overexploited and the coral reefs are threatened by bleaching, blast fishing, rising water temperature and water pollution due to plastics, sewerage water, oil and toxic chemicals.
All these environmental issues directly impact the health of the villagers, fishing and agriculture yields, drinking water quality as well as the future of the children.
While as a country, Indonesia is experiencing wealth and global consumption growth, Indonesia’s macro economical policies encourage natural resources depletion rather than fair and durable exploitation. The more the Indonesian nation develops its economy, the larger the negative externalities on environment whereas the awareness and the knowledge of the population to its environment ranges from limited to non-existing.
For the long-term protection of the tropical rainforest, the mangroves, the seabeds and for a safer future for children, environmental education is a vital necessity as well as ensuring access to school for everyone.
That’s why Rimba has decided to build a “Rumah Pendidikan Lingkungkan” (Environmental Education Center) for the children and the young in Sungai Pinang village.
In the center, the children and the young will have access to :
The “House of Environment” being located right next to our plastic recycling facility, children will be able to freely visit it to see how the machine works and to discuss with Sisra, our field coordinator in charge of the recycling center.
For 5 years, and thanks to our sponsor Butech Engineering, Rimba has distributed every year the necessary school supplies to the 500 children of the elementary school of the villages of Sungai Pinang and Sungai Pisang. Discover below the videos of these memorable days of distribution !