121 / Sukawati, Gianyar, Bali
Mrs. Gung Asri is an Elementary school teacher since 2005. The SD (Elementary School) Saraswati, Sukawati, was established in 2015, and the teachers and the students were transferred here from the previous school in Ubud that did not work well.
The school area is still dry, not so many plants are growing around here. But they started a program called Environmental Program every Thursday morning for all students where they learn about hydroponic, farming and gardening. They started to grow some vegetables at the school garden, such as: celery, tomato, chilli, etc. In this program the teachers also teach the students to trade the crops.This is a full-day school where the students get their lunch so the school garden yield is used in the kitchen.
At school, there is also literacy program where the students have to read books everyday for 15 minutes outside the class.
The school also teaches the students to manage the waste, separate it between organic and non organic. However, the issue in the area is that after they separate it, the local government that collect it put together again all the waste.
In the future, with eco-education program Mrs. Gung Sri hopes that she can help teaching the students to manage the organic waste for compost and to up-cycle the non organic waste in the school area.
SD Saraswati Sukawati become our partner school. They implementing our Zero Waste School educational program and they implement composting system and recycling system.