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17 August - 'Belajar bersama dengan Alam'

Posted by Administrator (admin) on Monday, 6th October, 2014
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 Environment Days on Bangka Island

The Environment Days at Lihunu village on Bangka Island on August 17th weekend were a success – held at the same time as Indonesian National Day festivities.

Saturday was a coloring contest for the junior school kids, beach clean-up and presentation about the endangered Black Macac (and other endangered species). The senior kids had the same presentation, followed by making crafts from recycled waste. The whole group learned the Yaki song and watched videos at night. On Sunday there was the puppet show, a quiz and the prizes for the contests were handed out. For the puppet show some of the older kids were involved to read the parts. The weekend was a big success with about 150 kids at the school participating as well as some parents and teachers.

More details are found on:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cqf7cDFH1Ik  (the environment days)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cCtIgkzF8FU (singing the Yaki song)

Lihunu village has about 1,000 people, mainly fishermen with some working in tourism for a few resorts on the island and some working for the mining company. There is beautiful coral and coloured fish so it is a popular diving spot. The school is very small and there is a small health clinic mainly for pregnant mothers. 

For this environmental day Suara Pulau was joint by Celebio (Celebes Biodiversity), and Selamatkan Yaki (regarding Sulawesi's endangared species). Furthermore two journalists volunteered their time and documented the events with photos and video. Many people from Lihunu village also helped out voluntarily. More than a dozen people, many from Canada, and the volunteers themselves, contributed funds for this environment day.

For this activity Suara Pulau was joint by Celebio (Celebes Biodiversity), and Selamatkan Yaki (for Sulawesi's endangared species). Forthermore two journalists volunteered their time to document the events with photo's and video. Many people from Lihunu village also helped out voluntarily. More than a dozen people, many from Canada, and the volunteers themselves, contributed funds for the environment weekend.

In the near future the other villages on Bangka will be visited for similar projects.

Last changed: Monday, 6th October, 2014 at 20:33

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