046 / Saumlaki, West Southeast Maluku
Latdalam is a remote village located one hour from the regency capital of Maluku Tenggara Barat. Despite moving to the capital, Mr. Fordatkosu – a lawyer – wants to support environmental education in his home village.
He will work closely with the appointed Eco-Education Center manager, Mrs. Masela, who is a local school teacher and checks personally on the activities since internet connection is quite poor in Latdalam.
Mr. Fordatkosu observed that people are ignorant about their environment because they know nothing about it. He believes that everything starts from knowledge. He wants to organize a “journalistic competition” where children from all schools in Latdalam interview villagers about environmental issues.
The funding of this Eco-Education Center is made possible by the donors of green-books.org’s crowdfunding campaign at startsomegood.com.