043 / Batu Kota, Bitung, North Sulawesi
Helen Pananggung worked in insurance and fishery companies before she finally works in Lembeh Foundation in the food and beverage department.
Helen loves beach so much, that it breaks her heart every time she finds lots of trash on the beach. Local community sometimes did beach cleanups, but she thinks it’s not enough. She decided to do something and take the role in education aspect.
She has been involved as art and culture mentors in the local community forum. Later, she also introduced environmental education to the children in the community. The reason is because she is really keen to make the children understand about the importance of the ecosystem, and eventually be inspired to save it.
She believes the community could empower themselves to make a change. Started with putting the trash on the bin, followed by reducing the trash production and protecting the wildlife. She also believes that an Eco-Education Center and providing the kids with Eco-Activities will help her reach the vision faster.