134 / Kenagarian Sungai Pinang, Pesisir Selatan Regency, West Sumatra
- What motivates you to educate the children about environmental conservation?
I saw that our environment is no longer healthy as before. Plastic waste is littered everywhere. As the field coordinator of Rimba Foundation Indonesia, I want to educate our neighborhood to be aware of the plastic pollution issue. Through the children, we will voice out our mission to take care of the environment and their own waste. Especially the environment where they live. With this mission that we embed in the kids, we hope that they can invite the members of their families to care more about their waste, especially their plastic waste.
- Can you please tell us a little bit about your community?
In Rimba Foundation Indonesia, we work for the environment. There are four main programs that we host such as turtle conservation, forest conservation, plastic waste management, and reading house/environmental education. These 4 main programs have run well. The plastic waste management house has run for 1,5 years and the three other programs for 1 year.
There is a learning process in our reading house/environmental education. We host around 40 kids who come and learn about the environment, general subjects, and art and craft. Once a week, we go out to learn in open spaces like in the forest, at the beach, or in mangrove areas.
- What is your take on finishing the Zero Waste School Program stage I?
This program is super fun, kids really enjoy the classes. They feel easier to understand the bad impact of plastic waste. We have 20 kids joining for batch 1. However, we plan to invite more kids to join this program. For the kids who have finished sage 1, we encourage them to continue to stages 2 and 3.