142 / Serut, Jember Regency, East Java (Batch 2)
Mochammad Gangga Dwi Felly Flandhie Prinoliz, called Pak Gangga, is a teacher at an institution under the auspices of the Pondok Pesantren Foundation in Jember City. Besides that, he is a private tutor, helping with Al-Quran Education Park (TPQ) activities and responsible for Taman Bacaan Masyarakat (TBM) Trinanda Education.
As a newcomer in his place, he saw a lack of community awareness of the environment. Residents still bury their garbage and throw it into the river, and most vegetable sellers still use plastic bags. As a result, the children in that environment also follow the example of the people around them. Mr. Gangga sees that there are waste banks that are already available, but the residents need to be made aware of and cared about as well, as there is a lack of socialization for their use.
Mr. Gangga is happy that he finally found a program that can instill awareness in the TBM Trinanda children early on regarding the Zero Waste School Program. With full hope, this Zero Waste School program can revive the sense of care and love for nature and the environment.
The children also felt enthusiasm when they carried out program activities, such as puppets show and making posters, by exploring, creating, and practicing directly in an easy and fun way. They had new knowledge about things such as plastic recycling codes.
Pak Gangga feels the benefits of improving Zero Waste practices in his daily life, gaining a lot of new knowledge, and learning methods that can be applied directly to his students and can be a role model for them.
This project has been financially supported by The Body Shop.