VOLUNTEER NEEDED: Restoration of Mangrove Forests (Java, Indonesia)

In the past, many fishponds were damaged by the heavy waves from the sea in Banggi village. It was because the mangroves were damaged and there was no barrier to protect the coast.

The local people have been working to restore the area by planting mangroves since the 1960’s. Now they can take advantage of a mangrove forest that reaches about 80 hectares. The conservation work continues and the locals are planting more than 100 hectares of mangroves. They also have a mangrove cluster to help conserve the mangroves by providing the seeds.

The volunteers will be helping the local people in their mangrove conservation work by making polybags for the seeds, planting mangroves, and taking care of the mangroves. The volunteers will also have a chance to join the early education program of a local school and teach the children about environmental issues.

Study theme: The volunteers will be introduced to the Indonesian culture and customs in general, with a special focus on the Javanese particularities. Some cultural visits are also foreseen.
Leisure time: During the free time, the volunteers will have the chance to visit Kartini Beach which is a famous tourist place. There’s also an opportunity for some sport activities with the local youths.
Language: English
Accommodation: The volunteers will be accommodated in Indonesian host families (basic conditions, sleeping bag and mat needed).
Location: The project will be held in Banggi Village, Rembang Regency, which is 100 km east of Semarang city.
Terminal: Achmad Yani International Airport (SRG) Semarang or Semarang Tawang Railway Station
Age range: 18 and over
Extra fee: 205 Euro (the extra fee is intended to support the hosting organization who does not have sufficient funds. It is due upon arrival on the project.)

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