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.
Each of these environmental issues can be traced back locally. In villages, such as in Sungai Pinang :
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 :
For the environment
In order to accompany children in their education, special day events will be regularly arranged, with NGOs members presenting the environmental thematics he is involved in.
In the environment
Every presentation will be followed by a physical action on the field : village cleaning, tree planting, mangrove restoration, involvement in plastics sorting before recycling into gas, set up of artificial nests for hornbills…
About the environment
Thanks to the materials and activities available for children in our environmental education center.
Intends to improve values, ethics, problem-solving capacities to drive action.
Intend to improve knowledge, awareness, attitude and skills.
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.
This project is already funded up to 3000€/year by Butech Engineering. This donation is large enough to sustain the yearly running costs of the project such as event organization, enriching the library, the center manager’s salary, the maintenance of the premises …
For the 1st year, the 3000€ donation will be used to build the center. We still need an additional 2000€ to :
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 !