063 / Kobak Rante Village, Bekasi, West Java
Soleh lives at Kobak Rante Village, Bekasi, West Java. The school where he teaches is located near the landfill. Domestic waste that is being transported to the landfill causing bad smell and the smoke from the waste burning spread around the village. It’s a thick smoke and very unhealthy for the villagers.
In order to improve the village healthier lives, Soleh introduces environmental sustainability activities to his 6th grade elementary students like planting organic vegetables and herbs.
But that’s not enough. Soleh met Green-Books.org through its website and has become one of its Eco-Education Center since 2015. Green-Books.org eco-activities have helped Soleh a lot on educating his 29 students about sustainability.
“The program is more systematic and easier to apply, so the kids are able to finish the program faster,” said Soleh.
In the future, Soleh hopes to meet and interact with other local educator in order to gain knowledge on teaching children about sustainability.
In 2019 they started to implement the Zero Waste School Program.