135 / Posi Posi Rao, Pulau Morotai Regency, North Maluku
- What motivates you to educate the children about environmental conservation?
We want to create an initiative that benefits many people, especially the kids as the new generation so that we have a clean neighborhood and kids can live healthily. We do not want the trash threatening our marine ecosystem.
On Rao island, oftentimes we find trash that is not properly managed. For this reason, we think that it is important to teach kids at an early age how to protect the environment so they understand how to reduce plastic pollution.
- Can you please tell us a little bit about your community?
Miadodara is a youth community of Rao island, a small island in Morotai regency, North Maluku. First, we collaborated with Yayasan Green Books Indonesia to get training for our green educators. After participating in Green Books’ PELITA online course, we were encouraged to implement the following activity called “ Program Sekolah Nol Sampah” (Zero Waste School). This program is actually aligned with our school program that has been implemented every Friday when we work together with village stakeholders and other schools by organizing trash walking around the village.
- What is your take on finishing the Zero Waste School Program stage I?
The Zero Waste School Program is really exciting. The kids learn about plastic pollution through activities that sharpen their creativity and collaboration. Moreover, the program also provides a guide to simple solutions which we can use in our community.