105 / Malaka, North Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara
Pak Eka is a teacher in Madrasah, in his home village he established a community library for the kids. In his free time, he regularly volunteers at the elementary school in Malaka village, which is located 10km from his house.
He helps to develop the school, add some new buildings and also establish a library there, which the Eco-Education Center will be a part of. He also organizes weekly clean-ups of the school area and the beach.
The local people have a low income, they are working as fishermen at the Bangsal, the port to the Gili Islands. They even think that school is not important for their kids. The villagers don’t care about where their waste ends up, so it results in environmental and marine pollution.
Pak Eka says: “The community doesn’t have good education, especially about the environment. That’s why they don’t know about the effects of littering.”