038 / Muara Pawan, Ketapang, West Kalimantan
Mrs. Dini followed her husband to this remote village that is reachable only by plane or boat. She is a teacher at a vocational school and wants to start teaching waste management to her students.
The school is located close to the beach where, according to her, “Everyone, rich or poor, disposes their waste anywhere they want.”
Another major issue they face annually is the haze. Local farmers use fire to clear up their land, a traditional technique still common in the area that almost made the school catch fire.
While educating the children on environmental issues, Mrs. Dini believes that reading activities will also help diminish gender inequality.
This Eco-Education Center is entirely funded by Jarka Frolcová through green-books.org’s crowdfunding campaign at startsomegood.com.